2019 End of May Midcoast Maine Bird Watching Program was a success!
A program we plan to repeat, see below what a couple of this years attendees had to say and see what was included in the program below. Keep an eye out for the 2020 program dates!
“What a wonderful experience at the Bradley Inn! We met friendly people, great food, and beautiful surroundings! Tony and Laura set up everything for us to do on our “bird” visit. We went on a Puffin Tour, a nature walk at Great Salt Bay with Education Director Sarah Glade, and a morning bird walk around Pemaquid Peninsula, with Maine Audubon’s Nick Lund. We were able to leave New Harbor with new information and new friends.”
Rob and Sharon Hine
Below are a few pictures that Rob shared with us.
Midcoast Maine is a mecca for avid birders, with the end of May being the time when all the migratory birds are making their way back for the summer, especially shorebirds, which peak at the end of the month. Our location is perfect for early morning walks to the water or just strolling the grounds and neighborhood in search of sightings. In addition, the Alewives begin their journey up the local waterways from the ocean to their freshwater spawning grounds, attracting fish eating birds of prey. Plus, it’s fun to see the fish leaping out of the water working their way up the streams and fish ladders with the birds circling above.
The Bradley Inn has put together a program for new and seasoned bird watchers by partnering with Maine Audubon, the Damariscotta River Association and Hardy Boat Cruises for a diverse program with guided walks, discussion and identification assistance.
Click on the links below for detailed information on the program and lists of bird sightings for each of the program areas.
The Bradley Inn – 2019 Birding Program
Nicholas Lund Bio – Maine Audubon
Sarah Gladu Bio – Damariscotta River Asso.
Pemaquid Point Bird List ebird
Great Salt Bay Farm Bird List ebird