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


Trip Descriptions

  

Wednesday, May 30 (PRE-FESTIVAL)
5:00am-6:00pm Van Trip SADDLEBACK MT - Bicknell's Thrush $90 FULL
Thursday, May 31
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Waldo County Hotspots (Seth Benz) - ALL DAY $75 FULL
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Bangor Hotspots (Don Lima) - ALL DAY $75 FULL
10:30am-12:00pm Talk **eBird Workshop by the Expert (Marshall Iliff) $10 7
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Mainely Meats) $15 22
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd (focus on common birds) $25 6
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Seal Cove (Laura Erickson) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Marshall Iliff) $35 1
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (Raymond VanBuskirk) $35 3
1:30pm-4:00pm Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Northeast Creek $45 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Otter Cliff $25 2
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Wonderland (focus on Botany and Birds) $25 1
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Park Loop Road Hotspots (Greg Miller) $35 2
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip MDI Hotspots (Bob Duchesne and Pete Dunne) $35 FULL
4:30pm-5:30pm Talk Birding By Ear in Maine (Bob Duchesne) $15 27
5:30pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Laura Erickson (7pm) $25 8
8:30pm-12:00am Van Trip Owl and Night Creature Prowl (Chuck Whitney) $35 FULL
Friday, June 1
5:30am-11:00am Island Trip Little Cranberry Island (transport by boat) $60 FULL
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Boreal Trip Downeast (Bob Duchesne) - ALL DAY $75 FULL
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Schoodic Peninsula (Seth Benz) - ALL DAY $75 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Van Trip Seawall Road Hotspots (Greg Miller) $35 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Witch Hole (Laura Erickson) $40 6
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Clark Point Rd (Marshall Iliff) $45 5
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Pretty Marsh & Long Pond Fire Rd (Raymond VanBuskirk) $45 2
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Otter Cliff $25 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Beech Mountain $25 4
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Garden $25 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Van Trip MDI Hotspots $35 FULL
9:00am-11:00am Field Trip Kids "Birding Blitz" $0 FULL
7:45am-3:00pm Island Trip Frenchboro/Long Island (ferry ride) -3/4 DAY $95 6
10:30am-11:30pm Talk Birding with a Purpose: Maine Bird Atlas - How YOU can Help $0 41
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Coda Restaurant) $15 23
1:30pm-4:00pm Talk & Walk The Art of Pishing (Pete Dunne) $25 4
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Raymond VanBuskirk) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (Marshall Iliff) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Pretty Marsh & Long Pond Fire Rd (Laura Erickson) $35 3
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd $25 2
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Seal Cove $25 1
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove and Flying Mountain (Greg Miller) $25 1
1:30pm-4:00pm Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Northeast Creek $45 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Seawall Road Hotspots $35 5
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Park Loop Road Hotspots $35 FULL
4:30pm-5:30pm Talk Seabird ID workshop $15 38
5:30pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Marshall Iliff (7pm) $25 32
Saturday, June 2
6:00am-10:30am Boat Trip PELAGIC SEABIRD BOAT TRIP $85 49
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Boreal Trip Downeast (Bob Duchesne) - ALL DAY $75 FULL
6:00am-11:00am Van Trip Ellsworth Hotspots (Fred Yost) $45 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring $25 1
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Blagden Preserve $25 2
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Valley Cove/Flying Mt $25 2
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Eat-A-Pita) $15 10
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Seal Cove (Greg Miller) $25 1
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (Laura Erickson) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Otter Cliff $25 6
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Pretty Marsh/Long Pond Fire Road (Marshall Iliff) $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove/Flying Mt $25 3
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Beech Mountain $25 8
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Fish Ladders in Somesville $25 1
1:30pm-4:30pm Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Bass Harbor Marsh $45 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Wonderland (focus on Botany and Birds) $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Park Loop Road Hotspots $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip MDI Hotspots $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Seawall Road Hotspots $35 FULL
4:30pm-6:30pm KEYNOTE Appetizers / KEYNOTE Raymond VanBuskirk (5:30) $25 21
7:00pm-8:30pm Dinner Lobster Dinner $36 19
9:00pm-12:00am Van Trip Owl and Night Creature Prowl (Chuck Whitney) $35 FULL
Sunday, June 3
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Boreal Trip Downeast (Bob Duchesne) - ALL DAY $75 FULL
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip Waldo County Hotspots (Seth Benz) - ALL DAY $75 FULL
6:00am-11:00am Van Trip Ellsworth Hotspots (Fred Yost) $45 6
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring $25 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Seal Cove $25 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Witch Hole (Marshall Iliff) $45 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Raymond VanBuskirk) $45 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Pretty Marsh (Greg Miller) $25 2
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Ship Harbor Nature Trail $25 6
7:00am-10:00am Van Trip Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice $35 FULL
7:45am-3:00pm Island Trip Frenchboro/Long Island (ferry ride) -3/4 DAY $95 FULL
10:30am-11:30pm Talk Fins and Feathers $10 41
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Buffet Lunch at Festival Center (from Mainely Meats) $15 33
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Seal Cove (Marshall Iliff) $35 2
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip **Otter Cliff (Raymond VanBuskirk) $35 1
1:30pm-4:00pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd $25 FULL
1:30pm-4:30pm Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Bass Harbor Marsh $45 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice $35 FULL
1:30pm-4:00pm Van Trip Park Loop Road Hotspots (Greg Miller) $35 1
5:00pm-7:00pm Social Evening gathering (light snacks) $0 10
Monday, June 4 (POST-FESTIVAL)
6:00am-8:00pm Van Trip DOWNEAST BIG DAY (Bob Duchesne) $90 FULL
Tuesday, June 5 (POST-FESTIVAL)
6:00am-8:00pm Van Trip BOREAL BIG DAY (Bob Duchesne) $90 FULL