Bird the Boreal Forest at Saddleback

Friday, June 9, 2023 - Saturday, June 10, 2023

Find Bicknell's Thrush at Saddleback

Birding in the Rangely Lakes Region

6/9 - Friday, 6:15 AM or 6/10 - Saturday, 6:15 AM

This strenuous trip focuses on birding the high-elevation spruce-fir forests of Saddleback Mountain for boreal forest birds. In addition to standard birding gear, participants must bring a day pack, 2 liters of water, a bagged lunch, bug repellent, sunscreen, a raincoat or windbreaker, and a head net. 


  • Key Species: Bicknell's Thrush 
  • Physical demands: Expect approximately 2 miles of hiking on mostly uneven terrain. Saddleback Maine will provide transportation to the Bicknell's Thrush habitat. Participants will hike down. 
  • Difficulty: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Parking: Park along the Access Road before the Lodge on the left. 
  • Meet: At the Saddleback Welcome Sign and flagpole. 
  • Arrival: 6:15 AM
  • Depart: 6:30 AM 
  • Return to Parking: 2:30 PM
  • Cost: $70



6:00 AM - 2:30 PM



Contact Person

Amanda Laliberte

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