Birding Weekend In Deer Isle

DEER ISLE — Wings, Waves & Woods, a weekend of birding “by land, by sea and by art,” will be held May 15-17 in Deer Isle.

Sponsored by Island Heritage Trust, the Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce and Downeast Audubon, the weekend offers both beginning and experienced birders — as well as those looking for the perfect weekend getaway — the opportunity to enjoy the early spring migration and habitats of a rich variety of birds.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, guided walks will be held with area bird experts through woods, fields and shoreline in search of warblers, songbirds, as well as nesting eagles, loons, eiders and other shore birds.

Boat and kayak trips on Saturday will offer visitors the opportunity to see puffins, loons, eiders, eagles and perhaps seals from a different perspective.

For both art and bird lovers, a reception Friday evening from 5 to 7 at the Pearson Legacy Gallery will mark the spring opening of several galleries and studios around the island that will be featuring birding related art and demonstrations.

All guided walks are free.

Information: or 348-2455.

Nicole Ouellette

Nicole Ouellette

When Nicole isn't giving advice she's completely unqualified to give, she runs an Internet marketing company in Bar Harbor, where she lives with her husband Derrick and their short dog Gidget. She loves young adult novels, cooking and talking French to anyone who'll talk back. [email protected]