Bird Watching in Maine

The hobby of bird watching has now become pretty popular. In some places, like Maine, there are a lot of organizations and clubs that someone who is into bird watching can join and visit a particular place to see a number of rare and common bird species.

You may go to the North Woods area and find the Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadees, Olive-sided Flycatchers, and Gray Jays. And if you take a chance upon the Atlantic Coast in Maine, you will witness the gathering of puffins almost covering the Machias Seal Island. Given the help of a good tour guide, you may come down from the boat you will be riding in and get as close as four feet from these types of bird. If you ever get to see them in migration season, you may actually get a chance to watch them migrating to the Arctic Terns.

Bangor is another good place to visit. It is recognized to be the greatest spot in bird watching in the whole of Maine. Take for instance the National Wildlife Refuge of Sunkhaze Meadows; there you can see the Pine-and-Palm Warblers, the Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, and also the Eastern Phoebe. These species may also be seen in the parks surrounding this certain area and also by the river sides.

A vast estuary of 3100 acres also known as the Scarborough Marsh — a known breeding place, resting ground, and feeding area of many species of birds — is also a great place for bird watching. Shorebirds dominate this area nourishing the marshes. Maine is also the home of the Black Ducks, Bald Eagles, Barn Swallows, Flickers, Woodpeckers, Seagulls, Ornomants, Kingfishers, Mergansers, Canadian Geese, Golden Eye Ducks, Common Loons, Hummingbirds, and Grosbeaks.

There are about 338 species of birds that have been listed down by National Park Service that can be found at the Acadia National Park. This figure has increased as time passed and a chance of you coming across at least one of the twenty-three warbler species that make use of this park as its breeding place is really high. Due to the park’s exclusive location, there are other birds like the Harlequin Ducks, Purple Sandpipers, and Herons that have made a nesting habitat of the place.

Do not forget to bring your gadgets and tools before going off bird watching. Make sure to bring a map with you so as not to lose your way in case you get a little confused with directions. Also, snap pictures of the birds that you see so you may share it with your friends and family when you get home.


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