2020 Acadia Birding Festival Schedule (Tentative)
**designates featured guest/keynote trip


Trip Descriptions

  

PRE-FESTIVAL TRIPS
Tue 5pm-Wed 5p Van Trip (#1) BOREAL BIG DAY (Seth Benz) $130 10
Wed 5am - 6pm Van Trip (#4) SADDLEBACK MT - Bicknell's Thrush $90 9
Thursday, May 28
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (#1) Boreal Trip Downeast - ALL DAY $75 14
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 23
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Sips 2.0) $15 46
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Seal Cove (Catherine Hamilton) $30 17
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Scott Weidensaul) $35 17
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Kyle Lima) $30 17
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 10
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 43
5:30pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Catherine Hamilton (7pm) $25 64
8:30pm-12:00am Van Trip (#3) Owl and Night Creature Prowl (Chuck Whitney) $40 12
Friday, May 29
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 $75 9
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Clark Point Rd (Scott Weidensaul) $45 17
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Pretty Marsh/ Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) (Kyle Lima) $35 17
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Rockefeller Carriage Rd (ANP) (Catherine Hamilton) $35 14
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Otter Cliff (ANP) $25 12
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Ship Harbor Nature Trail (ANP) $25 12
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Beech Mountain (ANP) $25 10
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) $10 23
10:30am-12:00pm Talk The Real James Bond & Mt. Desert Is. (Jim Wright) $0 25
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Coda Restaurant) $15 41
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Kyle Lima) $30 17
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Catherine Hamilton) $30 17
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 14
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor Nature Trail (ANP) $25 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove and Flying Mountain (ANP) $25 14
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip (#2) Western MDI Hotspots $35 12
4:30pm-5:30pm Talk Seabird ID workshop (Doug Hitchcox) $15 78
5:30pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Scott Weidensaul (7pm) $25 69
Saturday, May 30
6:00am-10:30am Boat Trip PELAGIC SEABIRD BOAT TRIP $85 164
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 14
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Sips 2.0) $15 40
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Pretty Marsh/Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) (Scott Weidensaul) $35 17
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Blagden Preserve $25 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Catherine Hamilton) $30 17
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Otter Cliff (ANP) (Kyle Lima) $30 17
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Seal Cove $25 15
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 10
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 67
7:00pm-8:30pm Dinner Lobster Dinner $38 59
9:00pm-12:00am Van Trip (#3) Owl and Night Creature Prowl (Chuck Whitney) $40 12
Sunday, May 31
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 17
6:00am-11:00am Van Trip (#4) Schoodic Peninsula (ANP) $45 9
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Rockefeller Carriage Rd (ANP) (Kyle Lima) $35 17
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Catherine Hamilton) $35 15
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Seal Cove $25 15
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 48
1:30pm-3:30pm Talk/Field Trip **Sketching Birds (Catherine Hamilton) $30 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Seal Cove (Kyle Lima) $30 14
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Otter Cliff (ANP) (Scott Weidensaul) $35 16
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd $25 15
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor Nature Trail (ANP) $25 12
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip (#3) Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice $35 12
4:00pm-6:00pm Social Evening gathering (light snacks) $0 34
POST-FESTIVAL TRIP (2-Day Trip)
Sun 5pm-Tue 8pm Van Trip (#2) Katahdin Woods & Waters Nat'l Monument (TWO-DAY TRIP) $160 10