Mount Battie

Rockland, Maine

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Mount Battie is probably the best-known peak in Camden Hills State Park. An auto road (toll) makes it easy to reach the summit. Trails from Mount Battie lead through other sections of the park. Mount Battie offers startling views of Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay. Migrating hawks are the key birds here. Red-tailed, Broad-winged, and Sharpshinned Hawk are in the majority. Also common are Northern Harrier, Merlin, and American Kestrel. Bald Eagle are often seen, as are Osprey and Turkey Vulture. Look for Eastern Towhee and Brown Thrasher by the oaks around the parking lot.
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Birding Maine

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

Mount Battie is probably the best-known peak in Camden Hills State Park. An auto road (toll) makes it easy to reach the summit. Trails from Mount Battie lead through other sections of the park. Mount Battie offers startling views of Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay.

Migrating hawks are the key birds here. Red-tailed, Broad-winged, and Sharpshinned Hawk are in the majority. Also common are Northern Harrier, Merlin, and American Kestrel. Bald Eagle are often seen, as are Osprey and Turkey Vulture. Look for Eastern Towhee and Brown Thrasher by the oaks around the parking lot.

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Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Rockland
Best Times: The springtime hawk migration begins in mid- to late April and lasts through much of May. The fall hawk migration begins in late September and continues into November.
Local Contacts: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
Local Maps: DeLorme: Maine Atlas and Gazetteer: Page 14, D4; Page 14, C4
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Battie

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