Maine's going to the birds


It’s late August, which means all too soon, the birds will begin winging their ways to more southern climes. That means birdwatchers will begin flocking to Maine, hoping to sight a few species to add to their life lists. Helping them achieve that goal is the new Maine Birding Trail map and brochure, which details where to go and what you’ll see.

Maine is a major stop on the Eastern Flyway, and its deep forests, long coastline, hundreds of lakes, and flowing streams and rivers provide varied habitats for all manner of birds. The list of regular occurring birds now numbers over 330 species.

You can pick up the free map and guide at tourist information centers and selected state parks statewide.