Wings, Waves & Woods

A Festival of Birding and Art on Deer Isle, Maine

Wings, Waves & Woods, held annually in May, provides islanders and visitors the opportunity to pick and choose from numerous birding and art activities, or simply take time to explore.

Weekend guided walks led by experienced and active birders. Boat tours offered for an up-close look at seabirds, as well as seals and porpoises. Welcome packets, including bird lists, nature preserve information, maps, an Island Guide, and other useful information are available at Island Heritage Trust.

When you aren’t birding there are many fabulous art and craft studios and galleries on the island. A good way to get oriented is to attend the annual Wings, Waves & Woods reception on Friday Evening; dozens of local artists and their work will be there.

Some of the best birding can be found on quiet, out-of-the-way dirt roads, and on miles of trails on twelve nature preserves. Local naturalists and birders who have been guiding in this area for many years welcome you to join them on this unique weekend. Boat tours offer an up-close look at seabirds, as well as seals and porpoises.

Wings, Waves & Woods is unabashedly informal, welcoming birders of all levels as well as families looking to explore Deer Isle, its birds, natural areas and its art.

2020 – Schedule and Registration Coming Soon!

We had a fantastic festival last year. The timing of the spring migrations couldn’t have been better. Stay tuned for this year’s events, info coming soon!