2017 Sponsors

Support from community sponsors is a big part of making the Down East Spring Birding Festival possible each year. Please join us in thanking this year’s sponsors! We encourage you to learn more about them at the links below. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please see the Info for Sponsors page.


  • Machias Savings Bank – We celebrate the exceptional in others. We give back and work together to impact our communities through donations, promoting financial literacy, and volunteering. Machias Savings Bank cares.
  • Maine Coast Heritage Trust – Maine Coast Heritage Trust is a state-wide land trust creating permanent access to the Maine coast and public preserves where people, plants, and animals can thrive. MCHT conserves land from Kittery to Lubec. Downeast preserves include Bog Brook, Hamilton Cove, Western Head, and Boot Head—all excellent places to experience the Bold Coast and its incredible breadth of wildlife. For more information about MCHT and experiencing conserved land on the coast, visit mcht.org.


  • Cobscook Bay Music – Promoting music and producing concerts in the Lubec area - www.cobscookbaymusic.com
  • Downeast Lakes Land Trust – DLLT is a community-led conservation organization, based in Grand Lake Stream, ME. DLLT contributes to the long-term economic and environmental well-being of the Downeast Lakes region through the conservation and exemplary management of its forests and waters. DLLT owns and manages the 56,000-acre Downeast Lakes Community Forest.
  • Puffin Pines – Gift store – T-shirts, Minnetonka Moccasins and much more!


  • The First, N.A. Eastport Branch – You choose to live in Maine because you believe the best days are ahead. We agree. So let's start building together and see how great we can make this place we call home.
  • Harris Point Shore Cabins & Motel (Eastport) – 10 cabins and 10 motel rooms on a quiet point of land on Passamaquoddy Bay. One mile to downtown Eastport, and across the bay from Deer Island and Campobello, NB. Wifi. 24 Harris Point Rd, Eastport ME 04631. 207-853-4776.
  • Monica’s Chocolates – Gourmet chocolates, handcrafted in Maine. Gift shop with Peruvian and Indian jewelry, alpaca sweaters, scarves and other Peruvian items. Gourmet coffee, jam and jelly, and mustard.
  • Nature New Brunswick – Nature NB celebrates, conserves, and protects New Brunswick’s natural heritage through education, networking, and collaboration. The organization runs Species at Risk programs and hosts the annual Festival of Nature.
  • Roosevelt Campobello International Park – Visit Campobello Island the beloved summer home that the Roosevelt family so loved in the early years of the 20th century. it is just across the bridge from Lubec. Enjoy the magnificent 34-roorn' cottage and Visitor Center. Reserve online for "Tea with Eleanor.” Stop by the new Adventure Center, the gateway to the 2800-acre nature park where you can drive, bike, hike, picnic. Have lunch or dinner daily at on-site Fireside Restaurant. Free Admission. Daily 9—5 EDT, May 27-Oct 14. 877—851—6663.
  • Tide Mill Organic Farm – Summer Farmhouse Rentals: Like what you see in our unique and beautiful part of the world? Come back to stay at our historic farmhouse; with water views, 5 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, it’s the perfect place to gather with friends and family. Walk our 6 miles of coastline, farm roads and we’re conveniently located to all of Cobscook Bay. Visit our seedling sale at Whiting Town Hall, Saturday and Sunday 10-3 pm.



Special thanks to the stewards and land owners of places we visit during the Festival, including: Downeast Coastal ConservancyDowneast Lakes Land TrustMoosehorn National Wildlife RefugeMaine Coast Heritage TrustBaskahegan CompanyDowneast Salmon FederationRoosevelt Campobello Intl ParkSaint Croix Island, and Wyman’s blueberry barrens – and to Washington County Community College for donating bikes.