Spring birding festivals in Maine, Michigan, and New York

5/17/2017 | 0

Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic Puffin, photo by christian sanchez arce

Below we list three events in June where you can enjoy the Bar Harbor, Maine seashore, explore the Adirondacks, and search for rarities in Michigan. Plus, you can meet BirdWatching contributing editors Pete Dunne and Laura Erickson at the Maine event.

June 1-4
Arcadia Birding Festival

This four-day event in Maine provides opportunities to see Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Black Guillemots, Common Eiders, and many other birds. Even better, contributing editors Pete Dunne and Laura Erickson will be featured speakers. Birders spotted 143 species in 2016. Festival website.

June 2-4
Great Adirondack Birding Celebration

Last year, birders at this weekend event in Paul Smiths, in northern New York, spotted 115 species, including Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, and Spruce Grouse. This year, two all-day trips and five morning excursions near the Visitor Interpretive Center of Paul Smith’s College will be offered. Author Phillip Hoose will be the guest speaker. Festival website.

June 10-11
Cerulean Warbler Weekend

Attendees will search for fast-declining Cerulean Warbler, Henslow’s and Grasshopper Sparrows, Least, Acadian, Willow, and Alder Flycatchers, Yellow-throated and Blue-headed Vireos, and other species. Festival website.

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Festivals and events

We highlight fun birding events in “Birding Briefs” in every issue of BirdWatching magazine. The events above appear in our April 2017 issue. Subscribe.

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