Acadia Birding Festival Schedule
(preliminary, subject to change)
**designates featured guest/keynote trip


Trip Descriptions

  

PRE-FESTIVAL TRIPS
Tue 5pm-Wed 5p Van Trip (#1) BOREAL BIG DAY (Seth Benz) $130 11
Wed 5am - 6pm Van Trip (#4) SADDLEBACK MT - Bicknell's Thrush $90 9
Wed 6:30a-5:30p Island Trip MONHEGAN ISLAND TRIP $70 12
Thursday, June 3
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (#1) Boreal Trip Downeast - ALL DAY $75 15
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (#4) Bangor Hotspots (Don Lima) - ALL DAY $75 15
6:30am-4:00pm Van Trip (#2) Swan's Island (ferry ride) - ALL DAY $95 12
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) $25 12
9:00am-11:00am Field Trip Kids "Birding Blitz" $0 12
10:30am-11:30am Talk Birding with a Purpose: Maine Bird Atlas (Doug Hitchcox) $0 28
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Sips 2.0) $15 58
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Seal Cove (Catherine Hamilton) $30 16
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Scott Weidensaul) $35 16
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Kyle Lima) $30 16
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd $25 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove/Flying Mt (ANP) $25 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Otter Cliff (ANP) $25 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds) $25 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip (#3) Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice $35 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Rockefeller Carriage Rd (ANP) $25 12
4:30pm-5:30pm Talk Birding By Ear in Maine (Doug Hitchcox) $15 51
5:30pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Catherine Hamilton (7pm) $25 71
8:30pm-Midnight Van Trip (#3) Owl and Night Creature Prowl (Chuck Whitney) $40 12
Friday, June 4
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (#1) Boreal Trip Downeast - ALL DAY $75 15
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (#4) Waldo County Hotspots - ALL DAY $75 13
6:00am-11:00am Van Trip (#2) Ellsworth Hotspots (Fred Yost) $45 12
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (#3) Schoodic Peninsula (ANP) - ALL DAY $85 9
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Clark Point Rd (Scott Weidensaul) $45 16
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Pretty Marsh/ Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) (Kyle Lima) $35 16
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Rockefeller Carriage Rd (ANP) (Catherine Hamilton) $35 16
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Otter Cliff (ANP) $25 14
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Ship Harbor Nature Trail (ANP) $25 12
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Beech Mountain (ANP) $25 12
7:30am-10:30am Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Northeast Creek $45 10
7:45am-3:00pm Island Trip Frenchboro/Long Island (ferry ride) -3/4 DAY $95 18
9:00am-11:00am Field Trip Kids "Birding Blitz" $0 12
10:30am-12:00pm Talk **eBird Workshop by an Expert (Doug Hitchcox) $5 24
10:30am-12:00pm Talk The Real James Bond & Mt. Desert Is. (Jim Wright) $0 23
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Coda Restaurant) $15 53
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Kyle Lima) $30 16
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Catherine Hamilton) $30 16
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Pretty Marsh/Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) $25 14
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Wonderland $25 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Seal Cove (focus on common birds - Scott Weidensaul) $35 16
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Otter Cliff (ANP) $25 14
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove and Flying Mountain (ANP) $25 14
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Rockefeller Carriage Rd (ANP) $25 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip (#2) Western MDI Hotspots $35 12
4:30pm-5:30pm Talk Seabird ID workshop (Doug Hitchcox) $15 83
5:30pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Scott Weidensaul (7pm) $25 79
Saturday, June 5
6:00am-10:30am Boat Trip PELAGIC SEABIRD BOAT TRIP $85 161
6:00am-11:00am Van Trip (#4) Ellsworth Hotspots (Fred Yost) $45 9
6:30am-4:00pm Van Trip (#2) Swan's Island (ferry ride) - ALL DAY $95 12
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) $25 14
7:30am-10:30am Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Northeast Creek $45 10
8:00am-10:30am Field Trip Fish Ladders in Somesville $25 12
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Sips 2.0) $15 55
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Pretty Marsh/Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) (Scott Weidensaul) $35 16
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Blagden Preserve $25 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Catherine Hamilton) $30 16
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Otter Cliff (ANP) (Kyle Lima) $30 16
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Seal Cove $25 14
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove/Flying Mt (ANP) $25 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Beech Mountain (ANP) $25 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Fish Ladders in Somesville $25 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Wonderland $25 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds) $25 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip (#3) Western MDI Hotspots $35 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip (#4) Eastern MDI Hotspots $35 9
4:30pm-6:30pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Kyle Lima (5:30) $25 79
7:00pm-8:30pm Dinner Lobster Dinner $38 62
9:00pm-Midnight Van Trip (#3) Owl and Night Creature Prowl (Chuck Whitney) $40 12
Sunday, June 6
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (#1) Boreal Trip Downeast - ALL DAY $75 15
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (#2) Waldo County Hotspots - ALL DAY $75 12
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Scott Weidensaul) $45 16
6:00am-11:00am Van Trip (#4) Schoodic Peninsula (ANP) $45 9
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Rockefeller Carriage Rd (ANP) (Kyle Lima) $35 16
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Catherine Hamilton) $35 16
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Seal Cove $25 14
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Pretty Marsh (ANP) $25 12
7:00am-10:00am Van Trip (#3) Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice $35 12
7:30am-10:30am Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Northeast Creek $45 10
7:45am-3:00pm Island Trip Frenchboro/Long Island (ferry ride) -3/4 DAY $95 18
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Mainely Meats) $15 56
1:30pm-3:30pm Talk/Field Trip **Sketching Birds (Catherine Hamilton) $30 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Seal Cove (Kyle Lima) $30 16
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Otter Cliff (ANP) (Scott Weidensaul) $35 16
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd $25 14
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor Nature Trail (ANP) $25 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip (#4) Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice $35 9
1:30pm-Midnight Van Trip (#3) Hancock County Hotspots & Night Prowl - VAN TRIP $80 11
4:00pm-6:00pm Social Evening gathering (light snacks) $0 44
POST-FESTIVAL TRIP (2-Day Trip)
Sun 5pm-Tue 8pm Van Trip (#2) Katahdin Woods & Waters Nat'l Monument (TWO-DAY TRIP) $160 11