Western Maine is home to hundreds of bird species, and the huts offer the perfect vantage point to observe them in their native habitat. Birding experts rave about the unique landscape that attracts a wide variety of birds:
"The climate in this picturesque region is relatively severe. Northern hardwoods cover many of the sheltered slopes, but a boreal forest of spruce and fir dominates the exposed and higher elevation areas. Spruce grouse, black-backed woodpecker, yellow-bellied flycatcher, northern raven, gray jay, boreal chickadee, winter wren, Swainson’s and gray-cheeked thrushes, golden-crowned kinglet, blackpoll warbler, white-throated sparrow, and dark-eyed junco are all among the characteristic birds to be found here.
Many of the species that live in this region are among the most sought after by birders from all over the country. Although many of these birds are comparatively tame and allow close approach, they typically live in remote places that require some hiking." Maine Audubon
Guided Bird Watching Trips
Bob Duchesne and other birding experts lead guided bird watching trips throughout the year. It’s the perfect way to learn more about the native species in the area; don’t forget your camera!