Birding

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Weskeag, South Thomaston

A mosaic of forests, wetlands, fields, and shrubland, this 132-acre preserve in South Thomaston abuts other conservation areas along the banks of one of the region’s most ecologically-rich saltwater marshes.

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Forbes Pond, Gouldsboro

Wildlife-rich wetland habitats of Forbes Pond form the centerpiece of this 927-acre preserve in Gouldsboro that lures wildlife enthusiasts and anglers throughout the year.

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Clark Island, Saint George

Accessible by foot, this bridged island in Saint George features a 124-acre preserve with wide, easy, mowed grass and gravel trails leading to attractive beaches, a rock quarry, and through a diversity of wildlife habitats.

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Loring Cove, Perry

This 13-acre preserve invites visitors to explore a secluded cove and gravel beach on the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay.

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Bamford, Saint George

Located on the Saint George peninsula, this 37-acre preserve features vernal pools, extensive wetlands, a perennial stream, and beautiful views of Long Cove.

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Woodward Point, Brunswick

Located in Brunswick, this 87.5-acre preserve invites visitors to explore its trails in search of wildlife and picturesque scenes of northern Casco Bay.

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Lanes Island, Yarmouth

Located near the mouth of the Royal River, Lanes Island in Yarmouth has drawn visitors to its sandy shores for centuries.

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Mitchell Marsh, Tremont

Located in Tremont, this 35-acre preserve features serene views of Blue Hill Bay, an expansive coastal marshland, and a cobble beach to explore.

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Pond Island, Penobscot Bay

Located in eastern Penobscot Bay, this 32-acre island preserve features breathtaking views, extensive beaches, and diverse wildlife habitats.

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Seal Bay and Winter Harbor, Vinalhaven

Located in Vinalhaven, Seal Bay and Winter Harbor are known for their scenic beauty, abundant wildlife, and protected anchorage.

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Sipp Bay, Perry

Located in a northern corner of Cobscook Bay in the town of Perry, this coastal preserve features stunning views and ample wildlife viewing opportunities.

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Tills Point, Penobscot

Located in Penobscot, this lovely 49-acre preserve offers sweeping views of the Bagaduce River and conservation lands in all directions.

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Babson Creek, Somesville

This 36-acre preserve in Somesville features meadows, salt marsh, and a small wooded area that attracts wildlife throughout the year. 

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Whaleboat Island, Harpswell

The largest wild island in Casco Bay, Whaleboat’s scenic campsites, rocky shoreline, gravel beaches, and expansive meadow invite endless exploration. 

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Clapboard Island East, Falmouth

A short excursion from the Falmouth mainland, this island preserve features mature hardwoods, towering pines, abundant bird life, a quartet of gravel beaches, and pleasant views of Casco Bay.

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Bog Brook Cove, Cutler and Trescott

Bog Brook Cove in Cutler and Trescott features gravel and cobble beaches, breathtaking views of the Bold Coast, a universally-accessible trail, and abundant wildlife viewing opportunities.