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2024 Katahdin Splendor: Birds and Wildlife in the Shadow of Maine’s Highest Peak | Baxter State Park

June 4 @ 8:00 am - June 7 @ 5:00 pm

Join Schoodic Institute’s bird ecology director Seth Benz on this exciting bird tour through Maine’s North Woods! The combined scenic expanse of Baxter State Park and Katahdin Woods and Waterways National Monument is the stage for this extraordinary tour. Here, the history of nature exploration and birding is as rich and captivating as the landscape itself. We’ll search for boreal birds – Spruce Grouse, Black-backed and Three-toed Woodpeckers, Boreal Chickadee and Gray Jay – as well as a variety of warblers, and moose! Lodging and dining will be at Big Moose Inn, a charming oasis featuring Fredericka’s restaurant and the Loose Moose Bar Camp & Grille.

This 4-day, 3-night tour begins in Bangor and travels by van immediately to the Maine Highlands in and around Baxter State Park, where we will search for the elusive boreal birds, and witness Fox and Lincoln’s sparrows singing on their territories. We’ll have a great chance for the tougher-to-find warblers, such as Blackpoll, Bay-breasted, Tennessee and Mourning, and northern forest flycatchers such as Alder, Least, Yellow-bellied and Olive-sided.

Registration is required. The program cost is $1,280.00 per participant. Space is limited so register quickly!


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