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Birding in Maine

Where to Go Birding in Maine

Alphabetical list of Maine Counties
Alphabetical list of Maine Hotspots
Top Birding Locations in Maine
Maine Notable Bird Sightings

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20 Top Birding Locations in Maine

Monhegan Island
Biddeford Pool
Scarborough Marsh
Stratton Island
Rachel Carson NWR
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center
Scarborough Marsh–Eastern Rd.
Fort Foster Park, Kittery
Seal Island NWR (“island only” – restricted access)
Seawall Beach, Phippsburg
Laudholm Farm
Popham Beach SP
Sanford Lagoons – open Mon-Fri 6AM-4:30PM & Sat-Sun 7-8:30AM
Biddeford Pool
Acadia NP
Hermit Island, Phippsburg
Reid SP, Georgetown
Biddeford Pool–Hills Beach
Acadia NP–Schoodic Peninsula
Matinicus Rock

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Finding Birding Locations in Maine

This website provides descriptions and maps of eBird Hotspots in Maine. In eBird, Hotspots are shared locations where birders may report their bird sightings to eBird. Hotspots provide birders with information about birding locations where birds are being seen.

Hotspots are organized by county. If you know the county of a location, click on the county name in the Alphabetical list of Maine Counties to access information about birds and all the eBird hotspots in that county.

If you do not know the county, select a hotspot from the Alphabetical list of Maine Hotspots.
Or use the “magnifying glass” search icon on the upper right to find a hotspot. Enter all or part of a hotspot name.

Click on a state abbreviation to see bird sightings in Maine, Massachusetts, or New Hampshire

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