16th Annual
Acadia Birding Festival


Mount Desert Island
Bar Harbor, Maine
(Acadia National Park)
    
Keynote Speakers:
JEFFREY GORDON (ABA) and  GREG MILLER (The Big Year)
May 29-June 1, 2014

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Don't miss our special dedicated PELAGIC SEABIRD BOAT TRIP - Saturday morning (May 31).
PUFFINS, GANNETS, RAZORBILLS, MURRES, TERNS, SHEARWATERS, FULMARS, STORM-PETRELS, and more

 


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2014 SCHEDULE

All field, van, and canoe trips limited to 10-12 participants, except field trips with mentioned leaders, limited to 20.

 

Thursday, May 29   Fee*
11:00am-7:00pm   Registration $10
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Indian Point Blagden Preserve $20
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Pretty Marsh & Long Pond Fire Rd (Greg Miller) $40
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Seal Cove (for beginner birders) $20
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring $20
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Witch Hole (Bob Duchesne) $20
1:00pm-4:00pm Van Trip Birding Hotspots on MDI  $25
1:00pm-4:00pm Boat Trip Canoe & Bird - Bass Harbor Marsh $45
4:30pm-5:30pm Talk Birding-by-Ear with Bob Duchesne $15
5:30pm-8:00pm Program Evening Social (appetizers) & Jeff Gordon presentation (7pm) $25
9:00pm-12:00am Van Trip Owl Prowl $20
       
Friday, May 30      
6:00am-4:00pm Field Trip Boreal Van Trip North (Bob Duchesne) - ALL DAY $75
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring $25
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Witch Hole (Greg Miller) $45
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Ship Harbor & Seawall (focus on common birds) $25
6:00am-11:00am Field Trip Little Cranberry Island $55
6:00am-12:00pm Field Trip Schoodic Peninsula $45
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Otter Cliffs (Jeff Gordon) $35
7:00am-10:00am Van Trip Van Trip - MDI Coastal East & South $25
7:45am-6:45pm Island trip Frenchboro/Long Island (ferry ride) -ALL DAY $75
10:30am-11:30am Talk Workshop TBD () $15
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Catered Lunch (must pre-register) $15
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Indian Point Blagden Preserve (Greg Miller) $40
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Pretty Marsh & Long Pond Fire Rd (Jeff Gordon) $40
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Seal Cove (Louis Bevier) $30
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Valley Cove and Flying Mountain $20
1:00pm-4:00pm Van Trip Van Trip - MDI Coastal East & South $25
1:00pm-4:00pm Boat Trip Canoe & Bird - Bass Harbor Marsh $45
4:30pm-5:30pm Talk Seabird ID workshop (Louis Bevier) $15
5:30pm-8:00pm Program Evening Social (appetizers) & Greg Miller presentation (7pm) $25
9:00pm-12:00am Van Trip Owl Prowl $20
       
Saturday, May 31    
6:00am-10:30am Boat Trip **PELAGIC SEABIRD TRIP (with Jeff Gordon & Greg Miller) $80
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring $25
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Pretty Marsh & Long Pond Fire Road $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Garden $20
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Catered Lunch (must pre-register) $15
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Seal Cove (Greg Miller) $40
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Wonderland (Jeff Gordon) $40
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Schooner Head $20
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Beech Mountain $25
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Ship Harbor and Seawall $20
1:00pm-4:00pm Van Trip Van Trip - MDI Coastal North & West $25
1:00pm-4:00pm Boat Trip Canoe & Bird - Northeast Creek $45
4:30pm-5:30pm Talk How to Bird Maine (Bob Duchesne) $15
6:00pm-8:30pm Dinner Lobster Cookout - Thurston's Lobster Pound  $25
9:00pm-12:00am Van Trip Owl Prowl $20
       
Sunday, June 1      
6:00am-4:00pm Field Trip Boreal Van Trip North (Bob Duchesne) - ALL DAY $75
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Ship Harbor and Seawall (Greg Miller) $45
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Seal Cove (Jeff Gordon) $45
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Beech Mountain $25
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Indian Point Blagden Preserve $25
6:00am-11:00am Island trip Little Cranberry Island (transport by boat) $55
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Valley Cove and Flying Mountain $20
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Asticou Azalea Garden & Thuya Garden $20
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Catered Lunch (must pre-register) $15
1:00pm-2:00pm Talk Techno-Birder: Apps, Devices, & The Internet (Greg Miller) $15
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Witch Hole (Jeff Gordon) $40
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Schooner Head $20
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Otter Cliffs (focus on common birds) $20
1:00pm-4:00pm Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring $20
1:00pm-4:00pm Van Trip Van Trip - Hot Spots "Birding Blitz" $25
1:00pm-4:00pm Boat Trip Canoe & Bird - Northeast Creek $45
5:30pm-7:00pm Social Evening gathering $15
       
Arriving early or staying late?  You might want to extend your birding experience with one of these special
                                                        ABF sponsored trips.
 
** Pelagic Boat Trip is a DEDICATED trip, just for festival participants - a must do!    
             (if cancelled, make-up date is Monday (11:30am to 4:00pm) on regularly scheduled Whale Watch trip)
       
Registration and all workshops, lunches, vendors, social events, and presentations will be held at Festival Center in Somesville, at the Fire Station or Acadia Repertory Theater across the street.


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