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Steller’s Sea Eagle Visits Grey Havens Inn in Georgetown

Images of the Steller's Sea Eagle in Georgetown Maine

Rare Bird Delivers Birders in Droves to the Inn

Birders at Grey Havens Inn viewing the Steller's Sea Eagle
Birders at Grey Havens Inn viewing the Steller’s Sea Eagle

To ring in the new year 2022, an exciting bird arrived in Georgetown and took up residence for a time on Wood Island in full view of Grey Havens Inn. This bird, a  Steller’s Sea Eagle, a very rare species of northeastern Asian origin (only 4000 left) is on a long off-course long journey across the United States. The non-native bird has never been seen in the United States before this bird’s arrival earlier in 2021.

Word of the bird spread quickly, and within a day or so hundreds of avid birders flocked to Georgetown with their cameras and scopes to get a glimpse! The eagle perched at the top of the tall pines on the island, zoomed around the Five Islands Wharf and surrounds, chased bald eagles with vigor, and gave a show to birders at the inn, swooping over the crowd!

Around January 4/5 the eagle moved to the Boothbay harbor, thrilling birders over thattaway. Where will it go? Follow the bird with Maine Audubon.

Grey Havens Inn was thrilled (and chilled, on a cold Sunday during which that bird sat in a tree for four hours or more before getting airborne!) to have birders set up camp on our grounds to view the eagle.

Coverage of the Steller’s Sea Eagle’s Visit to Grey Havens Inn & Georgetown

view of the birders
Birders looking at the Steller’s Sea Eagle

Learn About the Steller’s Sea Eagle

If you’d like to learn more about the Steller’s Sea Eagle here are some sources to get you started:

Grey Havens Inn is a great place to do some birding. Annual migrations in May and October occur during our open season and we invite you to stay with us on your next bird adventure! Book your stay today!

view of the Sunrise Suite

Book a Stay With Us

When you book any of our elegant accommodations, you can always look forward to our lovely amenities and and top-notch service.

Complimentary breakfast is always included in your stay, and our onsite restaurant, BLUE, means you’ll never need to worry about where to go for dinner.|

 We can’t wait to host you at Grey Havens Inn!

Close up of frutti de mare at BLUE

Enjoy Dinner at BLUE

BLUE offers you delicious American cuisine in a fine dining setting at our inn. The menu features seafood, steaks, as well as vegetarian and vegan options. Our seafood chowder is widely recognized as being spectacular!

Before or after dinner (or both!), we welcome you to enjoy cocktails and the ocean view on our wrap-around porch. It’s a fantastic way to end a great day in Maine.

Pemaquid Lighthouse Maine Northside View

Explore the MidCoast

Georgetown Island is centrally located in MidCoast Maine, and the Grey Havens Inn makes an ideal basecamp for you while exploring the area.

We are just 1.5 miles from the sandy beaches of Reid State Park, minutes from the iconic FIve Islands Lobster Pound, and short drives to scenic towns and shopping, thought-provoking museums, great food & drink, and a multitude of outdoor activities. 

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