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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
C Crofoot Bar Harbor Anytime English
Beautiful mountains meet the Atlantic Ocean. Evergreen and deciduous woods, meadows, and home of Acadia National Park. Great birding and summer climate.
L Schneider Damariscotta Anytime English
S Basgall Eastport Weekend English

D Cole Hampden, ME Most weekends, planned vacations, often one weekday. English

Area Birds:
Alcids, spring/fall migrants, residents, ie Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, Black-b
These species can be difficult to locate. Planning ahead is a best practice.
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, x-c skiing, beach
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, moderate climbing, car, biking, long walk, canoe
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant,vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation
Attend: concert, live music
Participate: Craft beer
S Ingraham Kennebunk Anytime English
R Marsters Limington/Portland/Falmouth Anytime English

C Lewis Portland, Maine anytime, prefer weekdays English
I am an intermediate birder familiar with Southern Maine "hotspots" which are especially good in Spring and Fall, but Maine has many residents and other migrants all year Area:
Southern Maine

Area Birds:
Migrating warblers, shorebirds and locals
Nature: birdwatching,Travel: stroll, walkingmobileVisit: tourist site, museum, techAttend: concert, theatre, classical,

B Marvil Portland Anytime English
Available in the Portland area off and on for much of the year. In the summer, I'm closer to Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island.
P Darling Portland Weekend English
I'd be glad to show you some of our best birding spots.


Professional Guides

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Initial Last Name Area Available Language


  Kim Whittier Mission Dec. through March except for Sunday English
  There are over 30 species noted at Rio Grande Valley specialties, ie, birds found here that do not go very far into the US.

During spring migration,we can observe many raptors migrating mornings from the Hawk Tower at Bentsen State Park.

Many songbirds are easily seen at Quinta Mazatlan. Shore birds (red bellied whistling duck, etc.)are plentiful at Edinburgh wetlands, Estero Llano and Santa Ana NWR.

Salineno is famous for the most amazing feeding station along the Rio Grande. Falcon State Park is sure to yield road runners, vermillion flycatchers, and many others.

Green parakeets fly overhead in the Palmview McAllen area daily in flocks of 20-200.I can show you 3 monk parakeet nests inhabited by about 3o birds in Hidalgo.

The Hidalgo pump House is another great birding spot. I also can take you to the Brownsville dump to look for the Tamaulipas crow and the Chihuahuan raven.

There are 3 kinds of kingfishers found in these hotspots: belted, ringed and green.
Estero Llano Grande, Salineno, Bentsen Rio Grande SP, Santa Ana NWR, Quinta Ma

Area Birds:
green jay chachalaca vermillion flycatcher great kiskadee Altamira oriole clay

Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, hiking, butterflies, fishing, sport fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving
Travel: train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, canoe, portage, dog sled, snow mobile
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, outdoors, nature spot, beach, lake, ocean, architecture, shop, antique, swap
Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition
Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino


C Lewey White Mountains/Western Maine Anytime English
Northern New HHampshire and Maine birding. Mt. Washington (Bicknell's Thrush, Blackpoll Warbler, Boreal Chickadee), Lake Umbagog (NH/Maine) Boreal species. Brownfield Bog Maine.

Local Information
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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Maine
Local weather Yahoo
Maine Audubon Society Club
Fundy Audubon Society Club
Merrymeeting Audubon Society Club
Mid-Coast Audubon Society Club
Penobscot Valley Audubon Society Club
Western Main Audubon Society Club
York County Audubon Society Club
Down East Spring Birding Festival
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge Park
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