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Maine Outdoors - Maine Birding


Robin Hatchlings



These American Robins hatched on July 2, 2015


Maine Birding Guide Books


The state bird of Maine is the Chickadee. For a wealth of additional info about birds and birding in Maine check the following guide books available from Amazon:

A Birder's Guide to Maine   -  Birds of Maine Field Guide  -  Maine's Favorite Birds   -  More Books


Maine Birding Groups


Maine Audubon

Maine Audubon Society

20 Gilsland Farm Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
Phone: (207) 781-2330

Description: The Maine Audubon Society is where birding is Maine starts. Find info about birding field trips, bird sighting alerts, birding events and much more.


Downeast Audubon

Maine Audubon - Downeast Chapter

PO Box 5267
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone: (207) 664-4400

Description: The mission of the Downeast Chapter of Maine Audubon is to educate and engage the people of Hancock County, focusing on birds and wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of local communities and their natural environment.  The Chapter offers monthly natural history programs, usually on the third Thursday of each month, field trips (birding, plant walks) and more.


Merrymeeting Audubon

Maine Audubon - Merrymeeting Chapter

PO Box 544
Bath, ME 04530

Description: The Merrymeeting Audubon's membership area runs up the Maine coast from Yarmouth to Wiscasset, inland to Augusta, west to Lewiston/Auburn and then to Sebago Lake, and south to Freeport.  Chapter members receive its newsletter, The Call.


Midcoast Audubon

Maine Audubon - Midcoast Chapter

PO Box 862
Rockland, ME 04841

Description: The Midcoast Chapter of Maine Audubon is based in Rockland, Maine.  It owns 4 refuges open to the public: 40-acre Davis Bog Preserve (white cedar wetland in Morrill), 30-acre Guy VanDuyn Refuge (Waldoboro, with over 80 species of songbird), 95-acre Nelson Nature Preserve (mixed forest to red maple swamp near Friendship Village, with warblers, thrush, woodpeckers) and 3-acre Weskeag River Preserve (shore and dense conifer forest birds).


Penobscot Valley Audubon

Maine Audubon - Penobscot Valley Chapter

216 Fields Pond Road
Holden, ME 04429
Phone: (207) -989-2591

Description: This chapter of Maine Audubon serves the greater Bangor region.  Offers info about local birding hot spots, a photo gallery, upcoming events and more.



Schoodic Audubon

Maine Audubon - Fundy Chapter

PO Box 478
East Machias, ME 04630
Phone: (207) 255-8970

Description: The Fundy Audubon Chapter (formerly Schoodic Audubon) holds monthly natural history programs and scheduled field trips, including birding and plant walks.



York County Audubon

Maine Audubon -York County Chapter

PO Box 201
Kennebunkport, ME 04046

Description: Based in Wells, Maine, the York County Audubon chapter of Maine Audubon offers field trips and an on-line newsletter called The Harlequin.



Maine Audubon

Maine Audubon - Western Chapter

Description: The Western Maine Audubon Society was formed in 1970 as a chapter of the National Audubon Society. When the National Audubon Society and the Maine Audubon Society merged in 2000, the Western Maine chapter became a chapter of Maine Audubon. The mission of the Western Maine Chapter of Maine Audubon is to educate and engage the people of Western Maine, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of local communities and their natural environment.



Stanton Bird Club

Stanton Bird Club

PO Box 3172
Lewiston, ME 04243

Description: Stanton Bird Club is located in Lewiston. Its website lists quite a few bird sighting videos, plus other bird sightings, field trips and meetings. The club is deeply involved in the Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary, a 310 acre wildlife preserve in Lewiston.



Maine Bird Watching Sites


Parks & Maine National Wildlife Refuges

Maine Parks & National Wildlife Refuges

Description: There are many parks & National Wildlife Refuges in Maine, from the lighthouse-dotted Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge to the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Different species of nesting and migratory birds can found within each one. Descriptions of sites aare collected in the Maine.Info parks section.




Other Maine Birding Resources


Freeport Wild Bird Supply

Freeport Wild Bird Supply

541 Route 1
Freeport, ME 04032
Phone: (207) 865-6000

Description: Freeport Wild Bird Supply is a retail store catering to those who feed, watch, and enjoy birds and nature. Offers free bird walks every Saturday morning, birding workshops and other educational resources. Visit the store for more information, for birding goods (such as books and checklists), and to see what birds are visiting their extensive feeding station.



Maine Birding Events


Birding Event List and Map of Birding Events
Check out our monthly list and map of Maine birding events. Submit your own event here.