Maine & New Hampshire 2022

Portland, ME, USA

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

125 reviews

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, 20226 left

Room-sharing

$3950
Deposit: $300
Single Traveler
Available until April 23, 20224 left

For those wanting their own room

$5000
Deposit: $300

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

Reviews

What a great trip. Two new life birds for me. We learned so much about birds from Kevin Burke, the trip leader. Jackson Park is a beautiful location, and Hendersonville is a great place to spend time when we aren't birding.
By Becky A for Fall Warbler Workshop on 27 Sep, 2021
What a beautiful day we had birding with Keith! Always enjoy his outings. Was well organized with several pre-planned stops along the way to see several varieties of warblers migrating through. The lake was a bit high to see mass quantities of shorebirds, but Keith still made it fun pointing out several cool birds and taking us on a beautiful hike to the end of the road.
By Kathleen W for Shorebirds at Rankin Bottoms on 15 Sep, 2021
After a bit of a wait for the fog to lift we saw a lot of birds. Most common warbler was Tennessee, estimated at over 100. Great guide in Aaron and Simon.
By Alan's Email L for Spectacular Fall Migration 2 on 14 Sep, 2021
Very productive trip. Great guide, warblers are his passion. Kevin is considerate, pays attention to details, makes sure you see the bird , identifies calls and works to obtain your target birds. Well organized, considering dealing with Covid and restaurants etc. never in an uncomfortable situation. Have booked additional trips with Kevin
By Christine S for Warbler Weekend - Asheville, NC on 09 Sep, 2021
The birding and guide were outstanding. We would have appreciated more thought/planning on meals.
By June A for August Shorebirding on 09 Sep, 2021
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