Wings, Waves & Woods Is Coming Up

You know summer is just around the corner (well, maybe it’s a long corner) when it’s time for Wings, Waves & Woods, the Island Heritage Trust‘s annual 3-day birding festival.

wings waves woodsThe popular event features birding by foot, by boat and by plane. You can listen to a night serenade of spring peepers, woodcock, thrushes and sparrows. You can bird by kayak, or along the Deer isle Thorofare, or all the way out to Seal Island to see the puffins. The new owners of Inn on the Harbor are offering a drawing workshop and the new owners of Pilgrim’s Inn will serve coffee and goodies for birders one morning.

There are birdwalks in the morning, too, including one for nesting eagles. Penobscot Air is offering 20-minute flights for a birdseye view of Deer Isle.

Here’s how IHT describes Wings, Waves & Woods:

This three-day festival offers a low-key opportunity to experience birding for beginners to practiced birders. Guided trips explore the rugged Maine coast looking for returning migrants as well as species which have not yet left for breeding in the Arctic. Boat trips include opportunities to see Atlantic Puffins, Purple Sandpipers, Black Guillemots, and Great Cormorants. The opening Art Reception, of two and three dimensional art, features birds as well as their habitats.

If you’re interested, contact Island Heritage Trust (IHT) at 207-348-2455 or marissa@islandheritagetrust.org; or register Friday, May 2019, 4:30-6:00 PM at reception and art exhibit “Wings, Waves & Woods” at Pearson Legacy Gallery, 13 Dow Rd, Deer Isle.

Registration is $35 and includes entry to all activities, except where fees are noted. Registration packets include: bird list, nature preserve info, maps, Island Guide, local coupons, the coveted WWW cap and help support next year’s event.

For boat trips allow plenty of time for parking and boarding and dress warmly! For bad weather notices and program info/updates call IHT at 348-2455 or check the Wings, Waves and Woods Facebook page.

Want to come to just one or two activities? No problem–just show up! Suggested donation of $5.

For a complete schedule, click here.

 

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2 responses to “Wings, Waves & Woods Is Coming Up

  1. Gisele Bridges

    Hi I can’t find a phone # or email to contact so I’m just hitting reply here. Any word on a start date for the market this year? Maybe you plan to send out an email with notification but just wanted to get the date on my calendar. I also wondered who to submit new photos to as the ones you have on file that have been used are really old and not my newest labels etc Thanks Gisele Bridges Maine Island Soap

    On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 3:23 PM, Stonington Farmers Market wrote:

    > farmerbobblog posted: “You know summer is just around the corner (well, > maybe it’s a long corner) when it’s time for Wings, Waves & Woods, the > Island Heritage Trust’s annual 3-day birding festival. The popular event > features birding by foot, by boat and by plane. You can l” >

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