Acadia Birding Festival Schedule
(preliminary, subject to change)
Participants must have their own transportation to each trip location
**designates featured guest/keynote trip
Please be considerate of others by limiting your total number of featured field trips



Trip Descriptions

  

Wednesday, June 2 (PRE-FEST)
7:00am-2:00pm Field Trip SADDLEBACK MT - Bicknell's Thrush $90 1
4:00pm-5:00pm Talk **Improve your Song ID Skills (Tom Stephenson) -LIVE $15 24
4:00pm-5:00pm Talk **Improve your Song ID Skills (Tom Stephenson) -VIRTUAL $10 73
Thursday, June 3
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Sieur de Monts (ANP) - Bird Song ID (Tom Stephenson) $45 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Seal Cove $25 2
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Pretty Marsh/ Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) $25 FULL
6:30am-10:00am Field Trip Otter Cliff (ANP) $25 1
6:30am-10:00am Field Trip **Blagden Preserve (Scott Weidensaul) $45 FULL
6:30am-10:00am Field Trip Clark Point Rd $25 1
6:30pm-10:00pm Field Trip Wonderland (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds) $25 8
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Petit Manan Preserve (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sears Island (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25 1
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Bangor - Essex Woods (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25 2
7:30am-10:30am Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Northeast Creek $45 FULL
9:00am-11:00am Field Trip Kids "Birding Blitz" $0 5
1:00pm-2:00pm Talk **Improve your Warbler ID Skills (Tom Stephenson) - LIVE $15 12
1:00pm-2:00pm Talk **Improve your Warbler ID Skills (Tom Stephenson) - VIRTUAL $10 85
1:00pm-4:00pm Workshop Drawing Birds (Michael Boardman) $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Wonderland $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Seal Cove $25 1
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Blagden Preserve $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Scott Weidensaul) $40 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd (Billy Helprin) $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip **Valley Cove/Flying Mt (ANP) (Tom Stephenson) $40 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Otter Cliff (ANP) $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Ship Harbor (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds-Jill Weber) $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Rockefeller Carriage Rd (ANP) $25 7
7:00pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Field Notes from a Young Birder (Anna Siegel) - VIRTUAL $10 95
Friday, June 4
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Seal Cove - Warbler ID (Tom Stephenson) $45 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Pretty Marsh/ Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) $25 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) $25 FULL
6:30am-10:00am Field Trip **Clark Point Rd (Scott Weidensaul) $45 FULL
6:30am-10:00am Field Trip Rockefeller Carriage Rd (ANP) $25 FULL
6:30am-10:00am Field Trip Otter Cliff (ANP) $25 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Petit Manan Preserve (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sears Island (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Bangor - Essex Woods (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25 4
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Beech Mountain (ANP) $25 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Ship Harbor Nature Trail (ANP) $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
10:30am-11:30am Field Trip Peregrine Falcon Viewing (ANP) $10 FULL
1:00pm-2:00pm Talk Seabird ID workshop (Doug Hitchcox) - LIVE $15 11
1:00pm-2:00pm Talk Seabird ID workshop (Doug Hitchcox) - VIRTUAL $10 67
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Ship Harbor (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds-Jill Weber) $25 2
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Blagden Preserve $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Pretty Marsh/Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Wonderland $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip **Seal Cove (focus on common birds - Scott Weidensaul) $40 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Otter Cliff (ANP) $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Valley Cove and Flying Mountain (ANP) $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip **Clark Point Rd (Tom Stephenson) $40 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Rockefeller Carriage Rd (ANP) $25 8
7:00pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Project SNOWstorm (Scott Weidensaul) - LIVE $20 12
7:00pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Project SNOWstorm (Scott Weidensaul) - VIRTUAL $15 71
Saturday, June 5
6:00am-10:30am Boat Trip PELAGIC SEABIRD BOAT TRIP $100 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Seal Cove $25 FULL
6:30pm-10:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds) $25 4
6:30am-10:00am Field Trip Blagden Preserve $25 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) $25 FULL
8:00am-10:30am Field Trip Fish Ladders in Somesville (Billy Helprin) $25 FULL
1:00pm-4:00pm Workshop Drawing Birds (Michael Boardman) $25 FULL
2:30pm-5:30pm Field Trip **How to take Better Photos Workshop (Tom Stephenson) $45 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Ship Harbor (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds-Jill Weber) $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip **Pretty Marsh/Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) (Scott Weidensaul) $40 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Blagden Preserve $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Otter Cliff (ANP) $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Seal Cove $25 1
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Valley Cove/Flying Mt (ANP) $25 1
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Beech Mountain (ANP) $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Fish Ladders in Somesville (Billy Helprin) $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Wonderland $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) $25 4
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd $25 8
7:00pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Why Birds Sing (Tom Stephenson) - LIVE $20 16
7:00pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Why Birds Sing (Tom Stephenson) - VIRTUAL $15 77
Sunday, June 6
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip **Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Scott Weidensaul) $45 FULL
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Pretty Marsh/Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) $25 2
6:30am-10:00am Field Trip **Blagden Preserve - Bird Song ID (Tom Stephenson) $45 FULL
6:30pm-10:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove/Flying Mt (ANP) $25 8
6:30am-10:00am Field Trip Seal Cove (Billy Helprin) $25 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Bangor - Essex Woods (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25 2
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Petit Manan Preserve (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sears Island (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Rockefeller Carriage Rd (ANP) $25 FULL
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Beech Mountain (ANP) $25 8
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 Field Trip Peregrine Falcon Viewing (ANP) $10 FULL
1:00pm-2:00pm Talk The Real James Bond & Mt. Desert Is. (Jim Wright) - LIVE $10 23
1:00pm-2:00pm Talk The Real James Bond & Mt. Desert Is. (Jim Wright) - VIRTUAL $5 97
1:00pm-3:00pm Workshop Field Sketching in Nature $25 9
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Seal Cove (Billy Helprin) $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd $25 4
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Otter Cliff (ANP) $25 2
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip **Pretty Marsh/Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) (Tom Stephenson) $40 1
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Ship Harbor Nature Trail (ANP) $25 FULL
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Valley Cove and Flying Mountain (ANP) $25 3