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


Trip Descriptions

  

Wednesday, May 29 (PRE-FESTIVAL)
5:00am-6:00pm Van Trip (12) SADDLEBACK MT - Bicknell's Thrush $90 1
Thursday, May 30
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (15) Schoodic Peninsula (ANP) - ALL DAY $75 FULL
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (12) Bangor Hotspots (Don Lima) - ALL DAY $75 FULL
6:30am-4:00pm Van Trip (15) Swan's Island (ferry ride) - ALL DAY $95 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Identifying Bird Songs - Field Workshop (Tom Stephenson) $35 3
9:00am-11:00am Field Trip Kids "Birding Blitz" $0 3
10:30am-11:30am Talk Birding with a Purpose: Maine Bird Atlas (Doug Hitchcox) $0 17
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Sips 2.0) $15 28
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Seal Cove (Abby McBride) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Raymond VanBuskirk) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Doug Hitchcox) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove/Flying Mt (ANP) $25 5
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Otter Cliff (ANP) $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds) $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip (15) Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Witch Hole (ANP) $25 4
4:30pm-5:30pm Talk Birding By Ear in Maine (Doug Hitchcox) $15 19
5:30pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Abby McBride (7pm) $25 5
8:30pm-12:00am Van Trip (15) Owl and Night Creature Prowl (Chuck Whitney) $40 FULL
Friday, May 31
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (15) Boreal Trip Downeast (Bob Duchesne) - ALL DAY $75 FULL
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (12) Waldo County Hotspots - ALL DAY $75 1
6:00am-11:00am Van Trip (15) Ellsworth Hotspots (Fred Yost) $45 7
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Schoodic Peninsula (ANP) - ALL DAY $45 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Clark Point Rd (Raymond VanBuskirk) $45 2
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Pretty Marsh/ Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) (Doug Hitchcox) $45 2
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Witch Hole (ANP) (Abby McBride) $40 4
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Otter Cliff (ANP) $25 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Van Trip (15) Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice $35 6
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Beech Mountain (ANP) $25 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Garden $25 FULL
7:30am-10:30am Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Northeast Creek $45 FULL
7:45am-3:00pm Island Trip Frenchboro/Long Island (ferry ride) -3/4 DAY $95 FULL
9:00am-11:00am Field Trip Kids "Birding Blitz" $0 3
10:30am-12:00pm Talk **eBird Workshop by an Expert (Doug Hitchcox) $10 18
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Coda Restaurant) $15 19
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Doug Hitchcox) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Abby McBride) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Pretty Marsh/Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Wonderland $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Seal Cove $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor Nature Trail (ANP) $25 4
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove and Flying Mountain (ANP) (Greg Miller) $25 1
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip (15) Western MDI Hotspots $35 1
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip (15) Eastern MDI Hotspots $35 2
4:30pm-5:30pm Talk Seabird ID workshop (Doug Hitchcox) $15 FULL
5:30pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Raymond VanBuskirk (7pm) $25 1
Saturday, June 1
6:00am-10:30am Boat Trip PELAGIC SEABIRD BOAT TRIP $85 11
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (15) Boreal Trip Downeast (Bob Duchesne) - ALL DAY $75 FULL
6:00am-11:00am Van Trip (12) Ellsworth Hotspots (Fred Yost) $45 4
6:30am-4:00pm Van Trip (15) Swan's Island (ferry ride) - ALL DAY $95 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) $25 FULL
7:30am-10:30am Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Bass Harbor Marsh (ANP) $45 FULL
8:00am-10:30am Field Trip Fish Ladders in Somesville $25 2
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Sips 2.0) $15 1
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Identifying Bird Songs - Field Workshop (Tom Stephenson) $35 6
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Pretty Marsh/Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) (Doug Hitchcox) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Blagden Preserve $25 5
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Abby McBride) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Otter Cliff (ANP) (Raymond VanBuskirk) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Seal Cove (Greg Miller) $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove/Flying Mt (ANP) $25 1
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Beech Mountain (ANP) $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Fish Ladders in Somesville $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Wonderland $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds) $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip (15) Western MDI Hotspots $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip (12) Eastern MDI Hotspots $35 FULL
4:30pm-6:30pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Doug Hitchcox (5:30) $25 2
7:00pm-8:30pm Dinner Lobster Dinner $38 18
9:00pm-12:00am Van Trip (15) Owl and Night Creature Prowl (Chuck Whitney) $40 FULL
Sunday, June 2
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (15) Boreal Trip Downeast (Bob Duchesne) - ALL DAY $75 FULL
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (12) Waldo County Hotspots - ALL DAY $75 FULL
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (15) Bangor Hotspots (Don Lima) - ALL DAY $75 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Doug Hitchcox) $45 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Witch Hole (ANP) (Raymond VanBuskirk) $45 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Abby McBride) $35 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Seal Cove $25 2
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Pretty Marsh (ANP) $25 5
7:00am-10:00am Van Trip (15) Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice $35 FULL
7:30am-10:30am Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Northeast Creek $45 FULL
7:45am-3:00pm Island Trip Frenchboro/Long Island (ferry ride) -3/4 DAY $95 FULL
10:30am-11:30am Talk Improve your Bird Song ID Skills (Tom Stephenson) $10 38
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Mainely Meats) $15 28
1:30pm-3:30pm Talk Trip **Sketching Birds (Abby McBride) $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Seal Cove (Raymond VanBuskirk) $35 3
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Otter Cliff (ANP) (Doug Hitchcox) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd (Tom Stephenson) $25 4
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor Nature Trail (ANP) $25 2
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip (15) Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice $35 1
4:00pm-6:00pm Social Evening gathering (light snacks) $0 2
POST-FESTIVAL TRIP (2-Day Trip)
Sun 5p-Tue 8p Van Trip (12) Katahdin Woods & Waters Nat'l Monument (TWO-DAY TRIP) $160 2