Wings, Waves & Woods

Fellow Wingers, Wavers and Woodsers,

It is with heavy heart that, with the Governor’s extension of state of emergency through May 15, the Island Heritage Trust is forced to cancel the 2020 Wings, Waves & Woods festival. We know that so many look forward to this festival and we will miss interacting with all of our participants. We share your disappointment, but are also are immensely grateful to all the partners, speakers and guides who have worked with us.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we hope to see you all when Wings, Waves & Woods returns on May 21-23, 2021 better than ever. In the meantime, please remember that the birds are still migrating through May. So, pack up your binoculars and happy trail and backyard birding. Stay safe and healthy!

Questions? Contact IHT at 207-348-2455 or

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.

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.

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.