Maine & New Hampshire 2022

Portland, ME, USA

VB
146 reviews
Jun 3 - 13, 2022
Group size: 5 - 8
Maine & New Hampshire 2022
Portland, ME, USA

146 reviews

$NaN
Jun 3 - 13, 2022
Group size: 5 - 8

About this trip

Swap the southern summer heat for the cool northeast on this 11-day birding getaway to scenic Maine and New Hampshire. From the expansive boreal forest to rocky, offshore islands teeming with seabirds, our tour takes us through some of the most beautiful and bird-rich areas North America has to offer.  Among the many notable highlights, we will visit Kennebunk Plains, a rare protected grassland where we expect to find Upland Sandpiper & Vesper Sparrow.


From there we turn our attention northward to the boreal forest of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, home to such targets as Bicknell’s Thrush, Black-backed Woodpecker and Boreal Chickadee. We’ll then head to the breathtaking coast and deciduous forests of Acadia National Park. Our tour also includes 2 boat trips – one a whale watch and the other to Machias Seal Island – which will get us up-close-and-personal views of thousands of seabirds including Atlantic Puffin, Common Murre, Roseate & Arctic Terns, plus an assortment of seals and whales. We’ll conclude the tour with a visit to Portland’s Scarborough Marsh, the largest of its kind in Maine and an excellent place to compare breeding Nelson’s & Saltmarsh Sparrows.


While the birding will be excellent, we will be sure to take time and appreciate Maine’s numerous other attractions, from its rugged coastline dotted with historic lighthouses, to its charming New England villages and old-fashioned fishing towns, not to mention the delicious (and ample) lobster dinners! 

What’s included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Guide services
  • Flight to Portland
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until April 23, 20225 left

Room-sharing

$3,950
Deposit: $300
Single Traveler
Available until April 23, 20224 left

For those wanting their own room

$5,000
Deposit: $300

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VB
Ventures Birding Tours
146 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

Reviews

DB
Very helpful. I've always been terrible identifying sparrows. This presentation offered a logical way to think about the similarities and differences. Looking forward to trying it out on some live examples.
By Diane B for Sparrows of the Southern Appalachians on 13 Jan, 2022
DB
Very informative talk, also entertaining. I especially appreciated the comparisons between similar species.
By Diane B for Know your waterbirds: Ducks, Geese, Grebes & more on 23 Dec, 2021
DB
This was a fun way to become familiar with the guides, the participants, and the way Ventures domestic trips are run. Of course the photos of birds were especially appreciated. Certainly makes me want to join a trip - though not in the cold climates!
By Diane B for 2021 Trips - Ventures Holiday Celebration on 22 Dec, 2021
Interesting
By Marilyn K for A Virtual Tour of England on 02 Dec, 2021
Great trip! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and organized. He had a plan for each day and stuck to it. He kept us informed of where we were going, what to expect and what to look for. I certainly appreciated that he was a safe driver. Accommodations were very nice and very clean, big points there. Wonderful group of interesting travel mates and I hope to see them again on other trips!
By susan m for Kansas - Open Country Specialties on 20 Nov, 2021
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