Maine Birding Information


Coastal Maine is one of the premier spots for birdwatching. Guests who come for Maine birding can potential see over 150 different kinds of birds.   It is common to see eagles and herons and other shorebirds from any of our properties (and some properties may be within a significant critical habitat for shorebirds).  Want to come to birdwatch and don’t know where to start?  Begin with checking out the list and links below.

Maine and New Brunswick, Canada are the home to numerous birding festivals, events and trails.

 

Bird and Nature Tours  can be personalized and arranged through DownEast Nature Tours.

 

The Wings, Waves and Woods Festival is held in nearby Deer Island in Stonington in May.

The Downeast Spring Birding Festival is held in Whiting in May

 

The Grand Manan Bird Sanctuary in New Brunswick

 

The Acadia Birding Festival is held in May in Bar Harbor.

 

Birds that can be found in Maine include:  (if you encounter a bird that’s not on our list, let us know and we’ll add it!)

1 Canada Goose

2 Wood Duck

3 American Black Duck

4 Mallard

5 Common Eider

6 Surf Scoter

7 White-winged Scoter

8 Black Scoter

9 Long-tailed Duck

10 Common Merganser

11 Red-breasted Merganser

12 Ruffed Grouse

13 Spruce Grouse

14 Wild Turkey

15 Red-throated Loon

16 Common Loon

17 Pied-billed Grebe

18 Horned Grebe

19 Northern Gannet

20 Great Cormorant

21 Double-crested Cormorant

22 Great Blue Heron

23 Snowy Egret

24 Green Heron

25 Turkey Vulture

26 Osprey

27 Northern Harrier

28 Sharp-shinned Hawk

29 Cooper’s Hawk

30 Bald Eagle

31 Broad-winged Hawk

32 Red-tailed Hawk

33 Sandhill Crane

34 Black-bellied Plover

35 Killdeer

36 Upland Sandpiper

37 Ruddy Turnstone

38 Semipalmated Sandpiper

39 Short-billed Dowitcher

40 American Woodcock

41 Spotted Sandpiper

42 Greater Yellowlegs

43 Common Murre

44 Razorbill

45 Black Guillemot

46 Atlantic Puffin

47 Bonaparte’s Gull

48 Laughing Gull

49 Ring-billed Gull

50 Herring Gull

51 Iceland Gull

52 Great Black-backed Gull

53 Black Tern

54 Common Tern

55 Arctic Tern

56 Rock Pigeon

57 Mourning Dove

58 Black-billed Cuckoo

59 Barred Owl

60 Common Nighthawk

61 Chimney Swift

62 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

63 Belted Kingfisher

64 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

65 Downy Woodpecker

66 Hairy Woodpecker

67 Black-backed Woodpecker

68 Northern Flicker

69 Pileated Woodpecker

70 American Kestrel

71 Merlin

72 Peregrine Falcon

73 Olive-sided Flycatcher

74 Eastern Wood-Pewee

75 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

76 Alder Flycatcher

77 Willow Flycatcher

78 Least Flycatcher

79 Eastern Phoebe

80 Great Crested Flycatcher

81 Eastern Kingbird

82 Blue-headed Vireo

83 Warbling Vireo

84 Red-eyed Vireo

85 Gray Jay

86 Blue Jay

87 American Crow

88 Common Raven

89 Purple Martin

90 Tree Swallow

91 Bank Swallow

92 Barn Swallow

93 Cliff Swallow

94 Black-capped Chickadee

95 Boreal Chickadee

96 Red-breasted Nuthatch

97 White-breasted Nuthatch

98 Brown Creeper

99 Winter Wren

100 Golden-crowned Kinglet

101 Ruby-crowned Kinglet

102 Eastern Bluebird

103 Veery

104 Bicknell’s Thrush

105 Swainson’s Thrush

106 Hermit Thrush

107 Wood Thrush

108 American Robin

109 Gray Catbird

110 European Starling

111 American Pipit

112 Cedar Waxwing

113 Ovenbird

114 Northern Waterthrush

115 Black-and-white Warbler

116 Tennessee Warbler

117 Nashville Warbler

118 Mourning Warbler

119 Common Yellowthroat

120 American Redstart

121 Northern Parula

122 Magnolia Warbler

123 Bay-breasted Warbler

124 Blackburnian Warbler

125 Yellow Warbler

126 Chestnut-sided Warbler

127 Blackpoll Warbler

128 Black-throated Blue Warbler

129 Palm Warbler

130 Pine Warbler

131 Yellow-rumped Warbler

132 Black-throated Green Warbler

133 Canada Warbler

134 Wilson’s Warbler

135 Nelson’s Sparrow

136 Chipping Sparrow

137 Fox Sparrow

138 Dark-eyed Junco

139 White-throated Sparrow

140 Vesper Sparrow

141 Savannah Sparrow

142 Song Sparrow

143 Swamp Sparrow

144 Summer Tanager

145 Scarlet Tanager

146 Northern Cardinal

147 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

148 Indigo Bunting

149 Bobolink

150 Red-winged Blackbird

151 Rusty Blackbird

152 Common Grackle

153 Baltimore Oriole

154 Purple Finch

155 Red Crossbill

156 Pine Siskin

157 American Goldfinch


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