Fifth Annual Rangeley Birding Festival

Friday, June 9, 2023 - Sunday, June 11, 2023

Fifth Annual Rangeley Birding Festival

June 9-11, 2023


The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is pleased to announce the dates of the annual Rangeley Birding Festival on June 9-11, 2023. Throughout the weekend, world-class guides will share their knowledge of rich birdlife that flourishes at the intersection of the northern forest, stunning clear lakes, and the High Peaks of western Maine. The Rangeley Lakes region is New England’s premier birding destination for rare and sought-after species. Rangeley provides a convenient hub to find northern specialties like Black-backed Woodpecker, Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadee, and breeding warblers, including Cape May, Bay-breasted, and Mourning. For more information, visit


“The festival is intentionally small and friendly! It’s the perfect opportunity to learn to bird well with world-class guides or to check off the lifers on your list,” said Amanda Laliberte, festival coordinator. “One of the trips- a day hike on Saddleback Mountain – will focus on one of North America’s most localized breeders, the Bicknell’s Thrush, but most trips are a half day and not nearly as rigorous as hiking down Saddleback!”


bicknell's thrush