This trip will be a mix of boreal forest and rocky coasts; after all, dense spruce and fir forest butting up to rock coast-line is what makes Maine Maine! Our whirlwind trip through southern Maine will be one to remember. A mix of time spent tracking down nesting boreal species and singing warblers and a bit of time chasing some absurd rarities. We will explore 4,121 foot Saddleback Mountain for Bicknell’s Thrush, which nests only on a few of the highest peaks in the northeastern US and Canada, and nowhere else on earth! We will also seek out Boreal Chickadee and Black-backed Woodpecker. Later we will charter a comfortable, 36 foot lobsterboat to take us to view seabird nesting colonies and marine mammals! With any luck the Red-billed Tropicbird, likely the only one of its kind within 1,500 miles, will put in an appearance! There should be a great variety of species on this tour, along with great scenery and wonderful food; it will be a treat in many ways!
Secondary Targets: Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Red-billed Tropicbird*, Little Egret*, Saltmarsh and Nelson’s Sparrows