Bird Watching, Birding, Eagle Viewing, Guided Bird Tours, Wildlife Photography
Paddling a canoe & kayak offers a variety of opportunities to experience the richness and diversity of Maine’s wildlife. Eagles, loons, Great Blue herons, ducks, and geese ply the rivers in search of food. You might also catch a glimpse of Canadian jays, Hooded mergansers, chickadees, and common terns, to name a few. Here are some guided bird tour river trip options for soft adventure with comfortable campsites, awesome meals, and a leisurely pace.
Our number one wildlife photography trip for viewing moose and bald eagles. Birders will love the Allagash, with plenty of opportunities for viewing birds in an unspoiled environment. You’ll want to keep an eye out underneath as the forest floor offers a wide variety of plant life for macro photography.
During a recent trip into Lobster Lake, we spotted a great blue heron and an American bittern both pictured on this page. Choose a canoe trip into Lobster Lake on the West Branch of the Penobscot River for great campsites, sandy beaches and mountain vistas. We can set up base camp, explore islands, and hike up Lobster Mountain.
It’s a great trip for viewing moose and bird life. The Lobster Lake trip can be extended by traveling down the West Branch of the Penobscot River to Chesuncook Village and beyond.
The Baskahegan Stream is less traveled with its bogs, marshes, and flowages. Baskahegan Lake has an active eagle’s nest. You’ll have the option of tenting out in well maintained, rustic campsites or choosing a day trip while staying in local accommodations. We recommend the First Settler’s Lodge in Weston with views of Mt Katahdin and East Grand Lakes area.
1-5 days; 3-4 days are most popular
Combines great wilderness travel with easy whitewater, maintained campsites and a healthy population of bald eagles. It’s fun for all ages and youth always enjoy up close views of turtles and frogs during the warm summer months.
When you choose a fully outfitted and guided trip, you’ll have more time to focus on taking pictures while we take care of all your trip logistics. We take care of everything, including providing canoes, camping gear, great meals cooked over an open fire, vehicle shuttle, instruction when needed, in addition to safely guiding your family or group down the river. All you’ll need is what’s on your personal gear list and a sleeping bag. We’ll provide the rest!