Maine Bird Watching

13 Sep Maine Birding

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Maine Birding in Greenville, Maine is a fun thing to do

Maine birding offers many rewards.  Recreational birding is an easy way to connect with natural surroundings of environment. Birdwatching is also known as birding,  It is healthy, fun, educational leisure activity. An inexpensive hobby for entire family. Learning how to bird watch builds life skills. We like to observe birds wherever whenever we go outdoors. Birding can be done in your backyard, on hiking trails through forests, and while doing any outdoor activity in Greenville, Maine.

Start out by observing birds, their calls, and flying patterns.

Bird watching often leads to attracting and feeding birds. Birding is healthy for the mind and body. Observe and listen to birds. You just never know what you might see on a birding adventure. It is fun to watch the different birds. Each species has a unique personality.

Bird watching hobby startup costs are relatively low.

You probably already have the basic equipment recommended for birding. Start out using the binoculars you have. Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes, appropriate clothing (darker colors) for weather outdoors and hat to shade your eyes. Bring a journal or notebook to record bird sightings. The one thing you will need is a good birding field guide that has color pictures, habitat information and scientific facts.

Birding sparks interest in other fun things to do.

Hobbies such as gardening. Plant sunflowers and food sources for sustaining and attracting birds. Some birders are inspired to learn basic woodworking to make bird houses and bird feeders. Many people also develop an interest in photography to capture the birds they see. We started out with a basic shoot and point camera with an optical zoom.birds at feeder

Did you know bird watching develops intellectual skill sets for all ages?

Bird identification lists, birding apps and birding journals should denote sighting information. Data can be submitted to help biological conservation of birds. Ebird and Audubon birding and other bird groups are available to join on social media. Journal your bird sightings.  Include bird sex, date, time, geographic location and comments. Keep this information in your journal to reference from previous years. Bird identification leads to knowledge of habitat, migration patterns, and behaviors. Soon you will become aware of the songs various birds and be able to identify them by ear.

Birdwatching can be a fun social activity.

One can join social networking bird groups and learn from others.  Birders often share their bird photographs and observations. Looking for something to do while on vacation? Take a bird watching tour.  Stay at a Maine birding hotspot where you are surrounded by forest natural habitat.   Learn about birds from a local birding guide. Learn new methods on how to identify birds and develop new birding skills. Participate in organized bird counts or if you prefer to go birding solo. This allows one a personal nature escape.  

In Greenville, Maine Birding can be done year round.

Spring is one of the best times to see birds.  There are many as seasonal migrating birds that call the woods of Maine their home. New species arrive and the woods are filled with beautiful sounds of singing birds. A variety of Warblers can be seen throughout the Moosehead Lake Region. purple finch bird  Winter birding is a great time to observe behavior traits of birds and owls.  Gray Jays, Blue Jays, Juncos, Woodpeckers, Goldfinches, Nuthatches, and Chickadees are some of our winter species that can be observed. Birdwatching tourism in Maine attracts visitors from all over the world.

maine birdAs you can see, the rewards of birding are many. Yes, mental, physical and educational bird watching is a fun thing to do.  As you observe God’s creations, birding builds an appreciation and respect for the beauty that surrounds you. One of our favorite outdoor activities is bird watching at The Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabins in Greenville Maine.  Many warblers enjoy the forest surroundings and natural springs. There are many areas in Moosehead Lake Region for great Maine birding. So what are you waiting for? Let’s go Birding!

Bird Watching Resources

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

http://maineaudubon.org/birding/

Maine Birding Group

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/maine-birds

Where to stay in Greenville, Maine

http://www.mooseheadcabins.com

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03 May Maine Bird Watching

Maine Bird Watching

Maine bird watching vacations in Greenville offer visitors a variety of birds to discover all four seasons. Consider Moosehead Lake Forests and Woodlands for your next birding vacation destination for a variety of birds and waterfowl including Loons.

Maine Bird watching

Maine Thrush Nest at The Cozy Moose Log Cabin

Maine Bird Watching in Moosehead Lake Region

Enjoy Maine birding at Moosehead Lake. Rich in natural resources and abounding in beauty, Maine’s abundant forests, lakes and bogs are a great place to find wildlife, birds, ducks and loons. The Moosehead Lake Region draws birding enthusiasts to our area from all over the world.

Greenville Maine, Moosehead Lake Region was the first area to be mapped on the official birding trail of Maine. The birding trail ventures through the woods and bogs of Greenville with great opportunities for a variety of  wildlife sightings.  Without a doubt, this wilderness area is a Maine travel destination for birdwatching.

Maine Bird watching Greenville Maine Bird Watching Vacation

Moosehead Lake Maine bird watching is a year round activity.  Birds thrive in the Maine boreal forests with mixed hardwoods. Maine Travel for bird watching vacations is becoming more popular as birders seek out new species.  Bird tourism is a fun Maine travel attraction for guests who want to bird watch, photograph or just learn about birding.

Maine Winter Birding at Moosehead

The black capped chickadee is our state bird with a friendly personality that stays all winter. Other winter birding favorites:

  • Nuthatches – Red Breasted and White Breasted Maine Birding - Woodpecker
  • Woodpeckers- Hairy, Downy, and Pileated
  • Gray Jays and  Blue Jays
  • Juncos – Dark Eyed
  • Goldfinches
  • Red Polls
  • Grosbeaks – 0ccasionaly
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Turkeys
  • Owls
  • Eagles

Spring Birding in MaineMaine wildlife birding

Maine Spring offers exceptional birding as migrating song birds return to our forests. Spring migration starts in Late March early April as new species start showing up.  Purple Finches, wide variety of Sparrows, many Warblers, Morning Doves, and more begin to arrive. The Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabin Rentals is an ideal place for a birdwatching vacation in a natural wildlife habitat.  A variety of song birds migrate to surrounding Maine woods in the spring.  The return of Humming Birds in May is a welcome sight.

The woods are filled with beautiful sounds of singing birds and woodpecker drums. Song birds sing filling the air with their musical calls, therefore, making the cabins an ideal place for any nature lover.

Best Bird Watching Vacation

Moosehead Lake Region of Maine offers some of the best bird watching vacation opportunities. With over 8000, lakes and ponds in Maine, migratory ducks, Blue Herons and Loons, return each spring to breed. Maine bird watching is becoming a popular vacation activity as well as moose watching. They have common habitats and a variety of species thrive in the North Maine Woods. Consider staying in a birding vacation rental wildlife habitat which will offer you a birding hotspot for a best birdwatching vacation outside your door.

Resources:
Maine Birding Watching Vacation Rentals –  Maine Birding

Maine Birding Tours and Loon Safaris – Maine Tours

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