Birdwatching in Maine a Site Guide


Birdwatching in Maine a Site Guide is just the book you need to plan a great trip. New England’s farthest most state is diverse in habitat and a great place to go birdwatching, both on the coast and in the hills.

Update 12/7/23: Out of stock out of print. New edition coming in Spring 2024.

Out of stock


ISBN: 9781611687224
Publisher: University Press of New England
Year of Publication: 2017
472 pages, 35 maps, 33 color photos

Update 12/7/23: Out of stock out of print. New edition coming in Spring 2024.

Birdwatching in Maine a Site Guide offers a wealth of information for planning your birding trip to northern New England.

With nearly 450 species of birds recorded, Maine offers an abundance of birding opportunities for people of all levels of interest and experience, from those looking beyond their backyards for the first time to knowledgeable visitors looking to plug a hole in their list of sightings.

The state’s wealth of undeveloped land and its extensive coastline, countless islands, and varied habitat combine to host an impressive diversity of birds at all times of year. Birders travel to Maine from near and far to seek hard-to-find species, from the only Atlantic Puffins breeding in the United States on offshore islands to Bicknell’s Thrushes high in the mountains.

This book fills an important niche for the birdwatching community by offering comprehensive entries detailing the best locations for finding birds throughout the state for enthusiasts of all levels of skill and interest.

It contains descriptions of 201 birding sites in Maine, with explicit directions on how to get there, for all sixteen of the state’s counties (several as large as other New England states!). Each chapter features a county map, a brief overview by Derek J. Lovitch, numerous specific site guides, and a list of rarities. The book also contains a detailed and useful species accounts guide for finding the most sought-after birds.

Lavishly illustrated in color throughout, Birdwatching in Maine a Site Guide is the best available resource for finding birds in the largest of the New England states.


Derek Lovitch
Kirk Betts
Dan Nickerson
John Berry
Allison Childs Wells
Jeffrey V. Wells
Herb Wilson
Kristen Lindquist
Seth Benz
Rich MacDonald
Ron Joseph
Luke Seitz

Additional information

Weight .75 lbs
Dimensions 9 × .5 × 6 in