Rangeley Birding Festival

Join us June 7th - 9th for the inaugural Rangeley Birding Festival to experience the rich bird life that flourishes at the intersection of northern forest, stunning, clear lakes and the High Peaks of western Maine.

The inaugural Rangeley Birding Festival is dedicated to the memory of John Bicknell.

The Rangeley Lakes region is the premier birding destination for rare and sought-after species in New England. Deep in the heart of Maine's lush boreal forest, Rangeley provides a convenient hub to find northern specialties like Black-backed Woodpecker, Spruce Grouse, and Boreal Chickadee, as well as breeding warblers including Cape May, Bay-breasted, and Mourning.

What sets the Rangeley Birding Festival apart from all others is the breeding grounds. While other festivals hope to catch birds as they migrate through, in Rangeley they've reached their destination and are on the territory. This means that birds are more reliable (though not guaranteed, this is still birding after all!) and displaying different behaviors than in migration. No other festival in New England provides such convenient access to so many boreal birds. Don't miss it! 

Registration for the Rangeley Birding Festival is full but those wishing to can join us for a Saturday afternoon Loon Cruise and the Saturday evening festivities. To do so, register here.  

A note of thanks to Bob Duchesne, Doug Hitchcox, Nick Leadley, Derek Lovitch. Peter McKinley, and Herb Wilson for helping to conceive this festival, and to the Maine Community Foundation's Fund for Maine Land Conservation for their timely and critical support.
 
The Rangeley Birding Festival adheres to the guidelines established by the American Birding Association