Cool summers, colorful autumns, ephemeral spring wildflowers, Appalachian Mountains, and the heart of eastern deciduous hardwood forests. New England is a picturesque hotspot for warbler watching, and the only place you’ll find nesting Atlantic puffins is coastal Maine. New England is your best bet for great cormorant, great black-backed gull and Bicknell’s thrush. Boreal chickadee is a good bet in the far northeast. Gulls and shorebirds are abundant along the Atlantic coast, and also on the southern shores of Lakes Ontario and Erie.