Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Birding in Maine

Are you a 'snowbird'? Many of these birds are! Some head north and some head south for the winter. But they all call Maine home for at least part of the year. Herring gulls, Canada geese, bald eagles and red tailed hawks are all year round residents.

All of these photos were taken here in Maine at various times of the year. Only the bald eagle was not in the wild. The bald eagle resides at the Maine Wildlife Park due to a permanent injury.

(Remember, you can always click each photo to enlarge it!)

bald eagle
Bald eagle

black guillemots
Black guillemots

mourning dove
Mourning dove


Highway raptor (not its real name)

Gilsland Farm Audubon

great blue heron
Great blue heron

Cormorant with young

sanderlings in flight

herring gull
Herring gull (yeah, we have a few of these!)

Northern mockingbird


osprey pair
Osprey pair

canada geese
Canada geese


canada geese in flight
Canada geese

Sanderlings and a dunlin

sanderlings dunlin
Sanderlings, dunlin and a herring gull
red breasted merganser
Red breasted merganser


Coming to Freeport to do some birding? Use this handy birding guide to places within an hour's drive of here for excellent bird watching! Most of the above photos were taken within an hour of here, the osprey were right in Freeport. For the puffins, your closest bet is in New Harbor. If you're Downeast, there is a boat trip out of Cutler or Bar Harbor.

White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast 178 Main St Freeport, Maine 04032

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