Sunday, June 10, 2018

Why You Should go to Maine in June

[Above: Atlantic Puffins performing near Eastern Egg Rock, off famous Hog Island, during our June Joy of Birding program. Plenty of puffins and other alcids were also seen on the pelagic trip during the Acadia Birding Festival the week before. Click to enlarge all photos.]

I've fallen into the pleasant habit of birding coastal Maine every June. You can't lose: exciting seabirds, exciting landbirds, marine mammals, great scenery, great lobster . . . and for the events referenced above, outstanding leaders. We even found a Brown Booby in the Gulf of Maine during the Acadia Festival, and had one "get away" during the Hog Island camp.

The dates for Hog Island's joy of Birding camp will be June 2-9, 2019. The 2019 Acadia Festival will likely be the week before. Both are HIGHLY recommended.

[Above, Northern Parula, Harbor Porpoise (the most common inshore cetacean in Maine) and Red Squirrel, all at or near Hog Island, ME.]