One of the main draws of Boothbay Harbor, ME is its stunning natural scenery and abundance of wildlife. For those of you who are interested in experiencing the great outdoors for yourself, figuring out where to go and what to do can be daunting. We highly suggest a birding in Maine excursion during your stay with us at Topside Inn! With so many different species to discover, it’s sure to be one of the highlights of your coastal Maine getaway.
Find even more local activities like birding in Maine by downloading our free Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide! This handy planning tool will help you find all the best local things to do and experience during your visit.
What You Need to Know About Birding in Maine
When it comes to birding in Maine, the most important thing to know is that the state is split into regions. Different types of birds inhabit each of these regions. Boothbay Harbor is along the mid-coast and consists of long rocky peninsulas and offshore islands. Here, you’ll find a variety of coastal birds including razorbills, saltmarsh sparrows, and piping plovers.
Once you’ve explored the coastline, it’s easy to travel more inland to find the forest-dwelling birds. Bring your binoculars and search for winged creatures such as the ruffed grouse, American woodcock, or black-capped chickadee.
Best Boothbay Harbor Birding Locations
Boothbay Region Land Trust
If you are looking to stay close to town, Boothbay Harbor is an ideal location for birding in Maine. Our top suggestion for staying close to town is the Boothbay Region Land Trust. It has many trails and areas for you to hike, explore, and search for birds.
Lobster Cove Meadow Preserve
One of the best places to go birding in Boothbay Harbor is the Lobster Cove Meadow Preserve. It is comprised of 46.8 acres of wetlands, fields, and forested uplands. There have been sightings of over 140 migratory and nesting bird species. In the summer months, flowers are in bloom all over the preserve, creating an absolutely breathtaking scene. Be sure to check out each of the ecosystems that are here!
Birding in Maine: Ask the Experts
If you are looking to immerse yourself a birding adventure while you are here, be sure to check out all of the local resources. There are downloadable guides that can make planning a multi-trail birding trip a breeze, including the Maine Birding Trail brochure. You can also find tours, notes from those who have gone before you, and insight into our local bird festivals.
Enjoy the Best Maine Birding Trips With Topside Inn
If you are looking for an ideal place to stay while birding in Maine, look no further than Topside Inn. Our beautiful bed & breakfast is located right in Boothbay Harbor and overlooks the water. From your room, you will be able to see our local birds as well as the boat traffic in and out of the harbor. Each of our many rooms is decorated in a classic Maine style. Our comfortable beds are topped with luxurious linens ensuring a restful night’s sleep. As an added treat, you can start your day off right with a delicious gourmet breakfast.
Check our availability for the 2018 season today and let’s start planning your next trip to Maine.