Birds On Tap – Roadtrip!

Seasonal birding hotspots and great local alcohol – a perfect combination, and we’ll even do all of the driving!

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Adult (21+)
$65

The unique, relaxed birding and beer-ing adventures combine great local birding at seasonal hotspots with visits to sample the delicious creations of some of our favorite local producers.

The Maine Brew Bus and Freeport Wild Bird Supply are excited to collaborate on ten great outings for 2019 in the fifth year of our popular Birds On Tap℠ – Roadtrip! series.

The unique, relaxed birding and beer-ing adventures combine great local birding at seasonal hotspots with visits to sample the delicious creations of some of our favorite local producers. 

These tours are a perfect introduction to birding and/or craft beer, and a great opportunity to travel with significant others, friends, and family that have interest in one topic, while your interest is primarily in the other (for now!).

We’ll visit breweries (and now a couple of cideries and distilleries, too!) from Newcastle to Kittery, and we’ll bird seasonal hotspots throughout southern Maine.

These tours cost $65 per person, which includes expert bird guiding with author Derek Lovitch, beer guiding, samples at the producer locations, and round-trip transportation from either Freeport Wild Bird Supply or the Marginal Way Park and Ride in Portland. The alcohol samples are included in the tour price, and we will supply a light snack (a delicious vegetarian hand-pie) and water.

Bring binoculars and a spotting scope if you have one. We also recommend bringing a lunch or an additional snack if you so desire. And dress appropriately for the weather;  it can change very quickly in Maine. The samples are included in the tour price, and The Maine Brew Bus will supply a light snack (a delicious vegetarian hand-pie) and water. And dress appropriately for the time of the year; it can be frigid here in winter, especially when we’re standing still. On our coastal itineraries, a warm layer is highly recommended as the coast can be quite chilly at this time of year.

So whatever your birding interests are, we have a tour for you! Complete details of each tour and links to trip reports from prior outings, along with information about registration are available on the drop-down schedule below. 

Not sure how to start watching birds? Check out this article which is a step-by-step beginner’s guide to bird watching: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching

Want to know more? Our tours have been featured in the Portland Press HeraldMaine Public Radio, and the Associated Press. And for a little more about the history of our tour partnership with Freeport Wild Bird Supply, check out this blog entry.

We look forward to seeing you aboard the bus for a Birds On Tap – Roadtrip! this year. Great birding and beer-ing opportunities await!


Questions? Call 207-865-6000, email [email protected], or visit Freeport Wild Bird Supply to pay by cash or check. To conveniently pay online, click on the “Book Now” links below or on the calendar. Please note that tour venues and details may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. For information on the Birds On Tap – Roadtrip cancellation and refund policy, click here.

Birds On Tap – Roadtrip! Schedule