2017 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 1
Thursday, June 1
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center $15 7
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor & Seawall $25 2
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Seal Cove (focus on common birds) $25 6
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Nancy McAllister) $35 1
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (Luke Seitz) $35 1
1:30pm-4:00pm Boat Trip Canoe & Bird - Northeast Creek $45 1
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Witch Hole $25 2
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Otter Cliff $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Birding and Botany - at Pretty Marsh $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip **Birding Hotspots EASTERN MDI (2 vans) - Pete Dunne $45 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Birding Hotspots WESTERN MDI $35 FULL
4:30pm-5:30pm Talk Birding By Ear in Maine (Don Freiday) $15 10
5:30pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Nancy McAllister (7pm) $25 14
8:30pm-12:00am Van Trip Owl and Night Creature Prowl $30 FULL
Friday, June 2
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Schoodic Peninsula (Seth Benz) - ALL DAY $70 2
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (Nancy McAllister) $40 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Pretty Marsh & Long Pond Fire Road (Luke Seitz) $40 2
6:00am-10:00am Van Trip Birding Hotspots EASTERN MDI $35 2
7:00am-10:00am Van Trip **Birding Hotspots WESTERN MDI (2 vans) - Pete Dunne $45 FULL
5:30am-11:00am Island Trip Little Cranberry Island (transport by boat) $60 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Garden $25 1
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Otter Cliff $25 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Beech Mountain $25 1
9:00am-11:00am Field Trip Kids "Birding Blitz" $0 11
7:00am-10:00am Boat Trip Canoe & Bird - Northeast Creek $45 FULL
7:45am-3:00pm Island Trip Frenchboro/Long Island (ferry ride) -3/4 DAY $95 1
11:00am-12:00pm Talk eBird Made Easy $10 9
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center $15 5
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip **Clark Point Rd with Pete Dunne $45 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Luke Seitz) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Garden $25 6
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Pretty Marsh & Long Pond Fire Rd (Nancy McAllister) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor & Seawall $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Seal Cove $25 1
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove and Flying Mountain $25 2
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Birding Hotspots EASTERN MDI $35 10
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Birding Hotspots WESTERN MDI - Greg Miller $35 FULL
4:30pm-5:30pm Talk Seabird ID workshop $15 1
5:30pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Pete Dunne (7pm) $25 5
Saturday, June 3
6:00am-10:30am Boat Trip PELAGIC SEABIRD BOAT TRIP $85 19
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Boreal Van Trip Downeast (Bob Duchesne) - ALL DAY $75 2
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring $25 1
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Blagden Preserve $25 1
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Garden $25 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Seal Cove $25 12
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center $15 9
1:30pm-4:00pm Talk Trip **The Art of Pishing (Pete Dunne) $40 8
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Seal Cove (Luke Seitz) $35 1
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Wonderland (Nancy McAllister) $35 1
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove/Flying Mt $25 4
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Pretty Marsh & Long Pond Fire Road $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Beech Mountain $25 2
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Fish Ladders in Somesville $25 3
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Birding Hotspots EASTERN MDI $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Birding Hotspots on WESTERN MDI (2 vans) $35 2
2:00pm-4:00pm Workshop Classroom Photo Workshop - Kevin Loughlin $40 8
4:30pm-6:30pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Luke Seitz (5:30) $25 23
7:00pm-8:30pm Dinner Lobster Dinner $36 17
9:00pm-12:00am Van Trip Owl and Night Creature Prowl $30 FULL
Sunday, June 4
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Boreal Van Trip Downeast (Bob Duchesne) - ALL DAY $75 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Van Trip Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice (2 vans) $35 1
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Witch Hole $25 1
6:00am-11:00am Island Trip Little Cranberry Island (transport by boat) $60 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Seal Cove (Nancy McAllister) $40 12
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Luke Seitz) $40 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Boat Trip Canoe & Bird - Bass Harbor Marsh $45 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Workshop Photography Trip (Kevin Loughlin) - requires Sat workshop $40 10
7:00am-10:00am Van Trip Clark Point Rd $30 2
7:45am-3:00pm Island Trip Frenchboro/Long Island (ferry ride) -3/4 DAY $95 1
10:30am-12:00pm Talk Avian Piscivores and the Rivers That Once Fed Them $10 41
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center $15 30
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice (2 vans) $35 2
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Wonderland (Nancy McAllister) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor & Seawall $25 5
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Otter Cliff (Luke Seitz) $35 1
5:00pm-7:00pm Social Evening gathering (appetizers) $10 29
Monday, June 5 (POST-FESTIVAL)
6:00am-8:00pm Van Trip DOWNEAST BIG DAY $90 1
Tuesday, June 6 (POST-FESTIVAL)
6:00am-8:00pm Van Trip BOREAL BIG DAY $90 3