Wings, Waves & Woods Birding Festival

Wings, Waves & Woods Birding Festival
5/20/2016 - 5/22/2016    
All Day
Island Heritage Trust
420 Sunset Rd, Deer Isle, Maine, 04627

The tenth annual Wings, Waves and Woods birding and art festival takes place May 20-22 on Deer Isle. The island attracts both avian spring migrants, offers a variety of wintering sea ducks on its shores and is home to an unusually rich mix of artists and craftspeople. Organized by Island Heritage Trust (IHT), this 3-day event that offers dozens of activities—many of them free—in some of the loveliest settings on the coast of Maine.

This family-friendly festival is the perfect venue for Mainers to explore a new (or perhaps favorite) corner of their home state, though the festival does draw visitors from across the nation who appreciate its informal, “down home” flavor. Start the day with an early morning bird walk guided by the best birders in the area, then choose from an array of boat trips, art demos/workshops and new offerings like a 20-minute flight over the island for a “bird’s eye view”! Join us Saturday at the island’s favorite cafe for a special Birders’ Supper ($22 pp inclusive). After you’ve tucked away a slice of homemade pie, stroll right next door to hear special guest, Doug Hitchcox, Staff Naturalist for Maine Audubon. Five years ago Hitchcox observed 314 species of birds in Maine, in a personal “Big Year” effort. He’ll talk about some of the major changes and fluctuations occurring with Maine’s bird populations. FMI or to download a schedule; 348-2455

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