Summer

Birding

Bird Excursions on Saddleback 


Upcoming Birding Events at the Mountain


Saddleback Mountain is one of many stops for a plethora of migrating birds and provides a thriving habitat to the Bicknell Thrush. Join one of our guided hikes up the ski resort to scan the hill side and take in the vast Northwesterly views over the greater Rangeley Lakes Region. Each participant will be provided a picnic lunch to be enjoyed on the outing. Meeting location: The Saddleback Adventures front desk, located on the second floor of the lodge.


Alpine Skiers Mountaintop Ecology: Birds of Saddleback 

Saturday, July 24th


Join Bar Harbor skier and ornithologist Michael J. Good for a mountaintop report focused on the birds of Saddleback Mountain, followed by a ½ day long discussion and hike through the 4 ecological zones Saddleback's trails transect. Learn about the watersheds of this region, the role they play for migrant birds and with a new perspective, end the morning with a mountain view lunch.

  • 9 AM talk at the base lodge
  • 9:30 AM Ride up to top of Grey Ghost. Includes picnic lunch. Ends 12:30/1 PM. More info on this event here.

Email Adventures@saddlebackmaine.com for more information. View our Outdoor Adventure Lunch Menu


Dusk Common Loon Paddle on Saddleback Lake

Dates through July


common loon



Take a guided paddle with NICK LEADLEY to observe loons of the Rangeley Lake Region. Nick is a specialized bird photographer and loon enthusiast. He has been photographing common loons and native wildlife for 20 years plus. He prides himself in sharing the splendors of the Rangeley region including its native inhabitants and fauna.


On these common loon paddles, take in the sights from a kayak accompanied by Nick’s rich knowledge of this wild corner of Maine. Meeting Location - ECOPELAGICON, A NATURE STORE on Pond St. in Rangeley. Guests must arrive 20 minutes prior to their scheduled activity time. Open to ages 9+. Max of 6 per trip.​


  • July 20: 4:30-7 PM Saddleback Lake - $65 per person.
  • July 25: 7:30-10 AM Saddleback Lake with Brunch - $95 per person.
  • Includes: Your Registered Maine Guide, equipment and transport. Join a loon watch. To reserve your kayak, email ADVENTURES@SADDLEBACKMAINE.COM.​​