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Stanwood Homestead Museum and Bird Sanctuary

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Stan and the staff at Birdsacre are angels to wonderful birds. We have been visiting the sanctuary... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Tanya S
hiking trail

I did not see many birds. The hiking trails very easy to navigate and was very quiet. They also had... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Robert L
Brooklyn, New York
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Route 3, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2502
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Stan and the staff at Birdsacre are angels to wonderful birds. We have been visiting the sanctuary and Homestead for 25 years now and is always enjoyable. Besides getting and up close and birdsonal visit with these great birds of prey, you can take an...More

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I did not see many birds. The hiking trails very easy to navigate and was very quiet. They also had a nice gift shop and picnic tables if you bring a lunch.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Great little hideaway, quirky and sentimental. There are some amazing birds to see and some nice walking trails. Bring big spray and a good pair of shoes...lots of ground roots. Definitely a hidden gem, Maine style

Thank alishakearns
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Bugs are fierce, so bring bug spray. There are a couple of miles of walking trails. Peaceful place, very relaxing.

Thank jeaniegreen313
Reviewed 23 December 2017

I go here often to walk in the quiet woods and to get out of Ellsworth traffic. Here you can visit with some hurt birds...this is their home now. There is a picnic area and the Stanwood house and a truly wonderful museum and gift...More

1  Thank Irene W
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Birdsacre is about a 200 acre sanctuary a short drive from Ellsworth and is definitely worth the visit. The museum has lots of displays (birds, bird egg collection, bird nests, historical information about the life of Cordelia Starwood, etc.). Great place for childern (and adults)...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Good display of rescue and injured birds. A couple of great walking trails that are easy on the legs and great for the soul. No staff around so it is you and nature and a map. Good for a break from running around and the...More

Thank roverirish
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Was looking for a way to use up an hour of time before our next destination. Had a great hike in their woods and saw some lovely raptors in their sanctuary. The gift shop was informative and had a friendly volunteer working there. Bring bug...More

Thank Diane V
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is a small museum and a wildlife refuge. There are also trails through a wooded area - birds are heard, but not easily seen. The pond has frogs and other amphibians to check out. The display of bird eggs and nests is very good...More

1  Thank Virginia S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I frequently take my dog for walks here. There are many well marked trails that are great for a quick walk with your dog. I love to see how well the birds are taken care of here and there is always somebody working around the...More

1  Thank Eve Y
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19 August 2015|
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Response from ashley b |
No there is no fees! They do have a donation box! :)