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    Mountain Birdwatch Route Maps - Maine

    Many of Maine's routes offer a unique opportunity to hike along old logging roads to reach some of Maine's wildest places. Here, in the Caribou Pond region, volunteers may encounter more moose than people. © Kirk Betts

    Many of Maine’s routes offer a unique opportunity to hike along old logging roads to reach some of Maine’s wildest places. Here, in the Caribou Pond region, volunteers may encounter more moose than people as they conduct their dawn survey. © Kirk Betts

    Each map below displays a topographic map showing a Mountain Birdwatch route; each route has up to six survey stations where observers conduct point counts. The route number is the first number at each point, and the station number occurs after the dash. When two routes are close together, some maps may display more than one route; the focal route’s number appears before the route name in the map title. Each route must be surveyed in order, beginning with point 1, so an observer must plan to arrive at point 1 45 minutes before sunrise.

    *These routes are located on private property (typically commercially-owned). Most of these lands are already open to the public, and the landowners welcome our research here. Due to confidentially agreements with those landowners, we do not publish the exact locations of those routes and survey stations. You’ll see that those route documents lack the GPS coordinates for the survey stations, and the final legs of the driving directions are incomplete. If you are interested in potentially surveying one of these routes then simply contact contact Jason Hill to obtain the complete route document. Many of those routes are awesome hikes in the middle of nowhere–making it almost certain that you won’t see any other people while conducting your survey–the mountain is all yours.