2019 Acadia Birding Festival (PRELIMINARY Schedule)
**designates featured guest/keynote trip


Trip Descriptions

  

Wednesday, May 29 (PRE-FESTIVAL)
5:00am-6:00pm Van Trip SADDLEBACK MT - Bicknell's Thrush $90
Thursday, May 30
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Waldo County Hotspots - ALL DAY $75
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Bangor Hotspots (Don Lima) - ALL DAY $75
10:30am-11:30pm Talk TBD $0
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Mainely Meats) $15
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd (focus on common birds) $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Seal Cove (Abby McBride) $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Raymond VanBuskirk) $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Doug Hitchcox) $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Northeast Creek $45
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Otter Cliff (ANP) $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Wonderland (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds) $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Eastern Mt Desert Island $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Western Mt Desert Island $35
4:30pm-5:30pm Talk Birding By Ear in Maine (Don Freiday) $15
5:30pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Abby McBride (7pm) $25
8:30pm-12:00am Van Trip Owl and Night Creature Prowl (Chuck Whitney) $35
Friday, May 31
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Boreal Trip Downeast (Bob Duchesne) - ALL DAY $75
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Schoodic Peninsula (ANP) - ALL DAY $75
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Witch Hole (ANP) (Abby McBride) $40
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Clark Point Rd (Raymond VanBuskirk) $45
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Pretty Marsh/ Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) (Doug Hitchcox) $45
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Otter Cliff (ANP) $25
6:30am-4:00pm Van Trip Swan's Island (ferry ride) - ALL DAY $95
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Beech Mountain (ANP) $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Garden $25
7:00am-10:00am Van Trip Eastern Mt Desert Island $35
7:30pm-10:30pm Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Bass Harbor Marsh (ANP) $45
9:00am-11:00am Field Trip Kids "Birding Blitz" $0
7:45am-3:00pm Island Trip Frenchboro/Long Island (ferry ride) -3/4 DAY $95
10:30am-12:00pm Talk **eBird Workshop by an Expert (Doug Hitchcox) $10
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Coda Restaurant) $15
1:30pm-4:00pm Talk & Walk The Art of Pishing (Pete Dunne) $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Doug Hitchcox) $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Raymond VanBuskirk) $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Pretty Marsh/Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) (Abby McBride) $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Seal Cove $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove and Flying Mountain (ANP) (Greg Miller) $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Western Mt Desert Island $35
4:30pm-5:30pm Talk Seabird ID workshop (Doug Hitchcox) $15
5:30pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Raymond VanBuskirk (7pm) $25
Saturday, June 1
6:00am-10:30am Boat Trip PELAGIC SEABIRD BOAT TRIP $85
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Boreal Trip Downeast (Bob Duchesne) - ALL DAY $75
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Bangor Hotspots (Fred Yost) - ALL DAY $45
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) $25
6:30am-4:00pm Van Trip Swan's Island (ferry ride) - ALL DAY $95
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Blagden Preserve $25
7:30pm-10:30pm Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Bass Harbor Marsh (ANP) $45
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Eat-A-Pita) $15
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Seal Cove (Greg Miller) $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Abby McBride) $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Otter Cliff (ANP) (Raymond VanBuskirk) $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Pretty Marsh/Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) (Doug Hitchcox) $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove/Flying Mt (ANP) $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Beech Mountain (ANP) $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Fish Ladders in Somesville $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Wonderland (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds) $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Eastern Mt Desert Island $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Western Mt Desert Island $35
2:00pm-4:00pm Workshop Classroom Photo Workshop - Kevin Loughlin $40
4:30pm-6:30pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Doug Hitchcox (5:30) $25
7:00pm-8:30pm Dinner Lobster Dinner $36
9:00pm-12:00am Van Trip Owl and Night Creature Prowl (Chuck Whitney) $35
Sunday, June 2
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Boreal Trip Downeast (Bob Duchesne) - ALL DAY $75
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Waldo County Hotspots - ALL DAY $75
6:00am-11:00am Van Trip Ellsworth Hotspots (Fred Yost) $45
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) $25
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Seal Cove $25
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Witch Hole (ANP) (Raymond VanBuskirk) $45
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Doug Hitchcox) $45
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Pretty Marsh (ANP) (Greg Miller) $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Ship Harbor Nature Trail (ANP) $25
7:00am-10:00am Van Trip Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice $35
7:00am-10:00am Workshop Photography Trip (Kevin Loughlin) - requires Sat workshop $40
7:30pm-10:30pm Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Northeast Creek $45
7:45am-3:00pm Island Trip Frenchboro/Long Island (ferry ride) -3/4 DAY $95
10:30am-11:30pm Talk Birding with a Purpose: Maine Bird Atlas - How YOU can Help $10
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Mainely Meats) $15
1:30pm-3:30pm Talk Trip Sketching Birds (Abby McBride) $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Seal Cove (Raymond VanBuskirk) $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Otter Cliff (ANP) (Doug Hitchcox) $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Seawall Road Hotspots (ANP) $35
4:00pm-6:00pm Social Evening gathering (light snacks) $0
Monday, June 3 ((POST-FESTIVAL)
6:00am-8:00pm Van Trip DOWNEAST BIG DAY (Bob Duchesne) $90
5:00am-8:00pm Van Trip Katahdin Woods & Waters Nat'l Monument (2-day trip) $0
Tuesday, June 4 (POST-FESTIVAL)