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Down East Spring Birding Festival

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:00am

Various Venues
Lubec, ME 04652

Memorial Day Weekend, 2019

The annual Down East Spring Birding Festival provides a unique birding experience during spring migration and the breeding season with four days of guided hikes, boat tours, and presentations, all led by local guides with local knowledge. The Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife has named the Down East Spring Birding Festival one of the best in the country, and Yankee Magazine listed it as an Editor’s Choice event in 2014.

While birding, festival participants will enjoy the tranquility and great natural beauty of Down East Maine’s Cobscook Bay area. The region sports the greatest variety of habitats on the East Coast, including boreal and northern hardwood forests, bogs, fresh- and salt-water marshes, grassy and shrubby fields, streams and lakes, steep rugged headlands, extensive tidal flats, and coastal islands.


7:00am – 12:00pm: Cutler: Puffin Boat Trip to Machias Seal Island
7:00am – 12:00pm: Trescott/CCLC: Registration Table Open
11:30am – 12:30pm: Trescott/CCLC: Welcome (Maurry Mills, Daphne Loring, Jeanne Guisinger)
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Trescott/CCLC: Signature Festival Presentation: Birding by Ear by Bob Duchesne
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Trescott/CCLC: eBird Workshop
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Trescott/CCLC: Birding by Ear Walk
3:00pm – 5:30pm: Trescott/CCLC: Warbler Walk for Beginners
3:00pm – 5:00pm: Trescott/CCLC: Variety of films and slideshows
3:00pm – 5:30pm: Trescott/CCLC: Medicinal and Edible Plant Walk
3:00pm – 5:30pm: Edmunds/MNWR: Warbler Walks
6:00pm – 8:00pm: Trescott/CCLC: Keynote Presentation: The Maine Bird Atlas

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