2018 (Preliminary) Acadia Birding Festival Schedule
**designates featured guest/keynote trip


Trip Descriptions

  

Wednesday, May 31 (PRE-FESTIVAL)
6:00am-6:00pm Van Trip SADDLEBACK MT - Bicknell's Thrush $90
Thursday, June 1
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center $15
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor and Seawall $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Seal Cove (focus on common birds) $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Clark Point Rd (Laura Erickson) $45
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Marshall Iliff) $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (Raymond VanBuskirk) $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Northeast Creek $45
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Witch Hole $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Otter Cliff $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Birding and Botany - at Pretty Marsh $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Birding Hotspots EASTERN MDI (2 vans) $45
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Birding Hotspots WESTERN MDI $35
4:30pm-5:30pm Talk Birding By Ear in Maine (Bob Duchesne) $15
5:30pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Laura Erickson (7pm) $25
8:30pm-12:00am Van Trip Owl and Night Creature Prowl $30
Friday, June 2
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Boreal Van Trip Downeast (Bob Duchesne) - ALL DAY $75
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Schoodic Peninsula (Seth Benz) - ALL DAY $70
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (Laura Erickson) $40
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Clark Point Rd (Marshall Iliff) $45
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Pretty Marsh and Long Pond Fire Road (Raymond VanBuskirk) $40
6:00am-10:00am Van Trip Birding Hotspots WESTERN MDI (2 vans) $45
7:00am-10:00am Van Trip Birding Hotspots EASTERN MDI $35
5:30am-11:00am Island Trip Little Cranberry Island (transport by boat) $60
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Garden $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Otter Cliff $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Beech Mountain $25
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
11:00am-12:00pm Talk eBird Made Easy $10
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center $15
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Raymond VanBuskirk) $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Garden $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Pretty Marsh and Long Pond Fire Rd (Laura Erickson) $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor and Seawall $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Seal Cove $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove and Flying Mountain $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Northeast Creek $45
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Birding Hotspots EASTERN MDI $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Birding Hotspots WESTERN MDI - Greg Miller $35
4:30pm-5:30pm Talk Seabird ID workshop $15
5:30pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Marshall Iliff (7pm) $25
Saturday, June 3
6:00am-10:30am Boat Trip PELAGIC SEABIRD BOAT TRIP $85
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring $25
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Blagden Preserve $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Garden $25
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center $15
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Seal Cove (Raymond VanBuskirk) $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Wonderland (Laura Erickson) $35
1:30pm-4:30pm Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Bass Harbor Marsh $45
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove/Flying Mt $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Pretty Marsh and Long Pond Fire Road $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Beech Mountain $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Fish Ladders in Somesville $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Birding Hotspots EASTERN MDI $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Birding Hotspots on WESTERN MDI (2 vans) $35
2:00pm-4:00pm Workshop Classroom Photo Workshop - Kevin Loughlin $40
4:30pm-6:30pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Raymond VanBuskirk (5:30) $25
7:00pm-8:30pm Dinner Lobster Dinner $36
9:00pm-12:00am Van Trip Owl and Night Creature Prowl $30
Sunday, June 4
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Boreal Van Trip Downeast (Bob Duchesne) - ALL DAY $75
6:00am-10:00am Van Trip Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice (2 vans) $35
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Witch Hole $25
6:00am-11:00am Island Trip Little Cranberry Island (transport by boat) $60
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Seal Cove (Laura Erickson) $40
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Raymond VanBuskirk) $40
7:00am-10:00am Workshop Photography Trip (Kevin Loughlin) - requires Sat workshop $40
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Clark Point Rd $30
7:45am-3:00pm Island Trip Frenchboro/Long Island (ferry ride) -3/4 DAY $95
10:30am-12:00pm Talk TBD $10
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center $15
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice (2 vans) $35
1:30pm-4:30pm Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Bass Harbor Marsh $45
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Wonderland (Marshall Iliff) $35
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor and Seawall $25
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Otter Cliff (Raymond VanBuskirk) $35
5:00pm-7:00pm Social Evening gathering (appetizers) $10
Monday, June 5 (POST-FESTIVAL)
6:00am-8:00pm Van Trip DOWNEAST BIG DAY $90
Tuesday, June 6 (POST-FESTIVAL)
6:00am-8:00pm Van Trip BOREAL BIG DAY $90