On this tour we will travel to the sandy beaches, salt marshes, and grasslands of southwestern Maine, visit the White Mountains in New Hampshire, see some of what Vermonters call “The Northern Kingdom”, bird the corners of Maine from the far Northwest to the extreme Southeast. A boat trip to see puffins will be spectacular! We’ll get to a chance to eat lobster rolls, lobster bisque, and cooked lobster. And there will be opportunity for all things blueberry—like muffins, scones, pancakes, and pie.
We’ll see lighthouses, rugged, rocky shores, dense spruce forest, bogs, and blueberry barrens. We might even see moose! And the birdlife will be diverse. Species could include Common Eider, Black Guillemot, all three scoters (Black, White-winged, and Surf), Piping Plover, Upland Sandpiper, Arctic and Roseate Tern, Alder, Yellow-bellied, and Olive-sided Flycatcher, Black-billed Cuckoo, 27 species of warbler possible including Mourning and Canada, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Boreal Chickadee, Spruce Grouse, Gray Jay, Black-backed Woodpecker, Razorbill, Common Murre, and Atlantic Puffin!
This is an adventurous trip to some remote habitats with tremendous scenery and fabulous birds. You’ll want to come back and spend more time. But this tour should whet your appetite!