Birding

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Stone Barn Farm, Bar Harbor

Featuring a historic Mount Desert Island farm, this 128-acre preserve is surrounded by scenic fields and pleasant forests that lead to Northeast Creek.

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Seaduck Point, Beals Island

Encompassing one-third of Beals Island, this 168-acre forested preserve welcomes visitors to its secluded beach bounded by granite shores.

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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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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.

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Cranberry Shores, Cranberry Isle

This 19-acre preserve tucked away on the southern shore of Great Cranberry Island offers splendid oceanside vistas and wildlife-viewing opportunities.

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Pinkham Island, Milbridge

Located in Milbridge, this 80-acre island is home to nesting bald eagles, foraging shorebirds, and other wildlife.

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Erickson Fields, Rockport

This former Rockport dairy farm features a 1.4-mile trail and gardens where young people grow food for the community.

There’s now a campaign underway to make Erickson Fields and nearby Aldermere Farm safer, more efficient, and more inclusive for the decades to come!

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Matthews Island, Eastport

Located in Eastport, this 14-acre island preserve that is accessible during low tides invites exploration in a wild corner of Maine’s easternmost city.

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Frenchboro Preserve, Frenchboro

Frenchboro offers challenging hiking trails that begin near Lunt Harbor’s working waterfront and lead to dramatic rocky bluffs, remote beaches, and stunning views of Mount Desert Island.

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Frank E. Woodworth, Harrington

Off the beaten path, the Woodworth Preserve features lush evergreen forests and picturesque coastal scenery in the heart of Pleasant Bay.