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Mountains to Sea II: June 12 – 16, 2019

June 12 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm


Mountains to the Sea – a joint adventure of the Maine Birding Trail and Schoodic Institute.

Forever Wild – Baxter State Park surrounds Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak. Nearby, the West Branch of the Penobscot River tumbles out of the North Maine Woods. We’ll spend the first half of the tour in the northern forest during the height of songbird singing. From there, we move off to the northern portion of Acadia National Park and the downeast coast of Maine. The scenery on this adventure is equal to the variety of birds to be found.

These two 5-day, 4-night tours meet in Bangor and move immediately to The Maine Highlands in and around Baxter State Park, where we’ll chase some of Maine’s toughest birds, including American Three-toed and Black-backed Woodpeckers. Spruce Grouse and Boreal Chickadees also haunt this locale, and we should witness Fox and Lincoln’s Sparrows singing on their territories. While we’re in this spot, we’ll have a great chance to snap up some of the tougher warblers, such as Blackpoll, Bay-breasted, Tennessee and Mourning, and northern forest flycatchers such as Alder, Least, Yellow-bellied and Olive-sided.

Tour guides are Seth Benz, Director of the Schoodic Institute Bird Ecology Program, and Bob Duchesne, founder of the Maine Birding Trail and author of the trail guidebook.

Tour Details HERE.

Register 2019 Maine Bird Tours Registration Form.

Tour is limited to 10 participants to insure proper attention. Package price includes four nights lodging, all meals from lunch on Day One through lunch on Day Five, guided transportation by 15-passenger van, and puffin boat excursion. Rooms at the Big Moose Inn feature shared baths. Upgrades to a room with private bath are available for a limited time. Ask for current availability. Fortunately, due to the schedule of the tour and the time spent in the field, shared baths are seldom a concern for most people.
Accommodations at Schoodic Institute are in shared, multi-bedroom cottages, with kitchen and ample living space.

Fee is $1200 per person, double occupancy. Single supplement and room upgrades available


June 12 @ 8:00 am
June 16 @ 5:00 pm
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