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September 27, 2011 / Tim Schreckengost

An early August trip to Maine and Acadia National Park

As soon as I got back to Pennsylvania from my summer in the southwest, my girlfriend and I headed to Maine for a week to visit Acadia National Park, Wells Beach, and many other places. The goal of the trip was not to bird, but I ended up doing some birding anyways!  We visited Wells Beach, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Camden Hills State Park, a ton of places in Acadia National Park, and Scarborough Marsh. Unfortunately the Little Egret left Scarborough Marsh a week or two before we got there. Throughout the trip, I observed 48 species. I was able to pick up Piping Plover, Glossy Ibis, Common Tern, Black Guillemot, and Short-billed Dowitchers as lifers on the trip! Here are some photos of birds seen on our week long trip:

Double-crested Cormorants in Acadia National Park on 8/4/2011

Great Egret at Scarborough Marsh on 8/6/2011

Song Sparrow at Scarborough Marsh on 8/6/2011

Short-billed Dowitchers at Scarborough Marsh on 8/6/2011

Ring-billed Gulls at Wells Beach on 8/2/2011


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  1. Robert Mortensen / Sep 27 2011 9:55 am

    Speaking about birding and girlfriends…I’m glad I got into birding after being married. I wonder if a girl would have wanted to marry me had I been so obsessive about birding back then.

  2. Robert Mortensen / Sep 27 2011 9:56 am

    If she loves you in spite of your birding…she’s a keeper!

    • Tim Schreckengost / Sep 27 2011 9:58 am

      She does love me in spite of my birding obsession! Haha. She loved me before I started birding, luckily! At least she cannot say I lay around the house all day.

  3. Steven Scott / Sep 28 2011 3:48 pm

    Welcome to Nature Blog Network. I really like your blog and hope to see frequent posts.

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