26th Annual
Acadia Birding Festival


Mount Desert Island
SW Harbor, Maine
(Acadia National Park)
Keynote Speakers 2025: Lilllian Stokes and Matt Young
May 29 - June 1
2025

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Don't miss our PELAGIC SEABIRD BOAT TRIP Saturday May 31, 2025
PUFFINS, GANNETS, RAZORBILLS, MURRES, TERNS, SHEARWATERS, STORM-PETRELS, and more

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FEATURED SPEAKERS 2025



Lillian Stokes is an award-winning author and photographer who produced 35 Stokes Guides with her husband Don, selling over 5 million copies including the bestselling Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America, the Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Eastern and Western Regions, the Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds, the Stokes Nature Guides, and the Stokes Backyard Nature Books. Lillian was producer and cohost of two national PBS birdwatching TV series seen by 40 million viewers. Other achievements and activities include; Federal Duck Stamp Judge, Partners in Flight National Conservation Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award Kappa Kappa Gamma, Board of Directors of the Hawk Migration Association of North America and Nuttall Ornithological Club, former Board member NH Audubon.







Matt Young is the Founder and Board President of the Finch Research Network. Matthew has also worked in the field of social work working with special needs populations at the William George Agency for 12 years. Additionally, Matthew worked at the Cornell Lab across 15 years where he worked on Golden-winged Warblers, Voices of Hawaii's Birds, Merlin Bird ID, and was Project Lead on Lab's first Irruptive Finch Survey in 1999. Widely known as a preeminent authority on finches of North America, Matthew has written finch species accounts for breeding bird atlases, Birds of the World accounts, and published several papers on finches and the Red Crossbill vocal complex.





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