18th Annual
Acadia Birding Festival

Mount Desert Island
Bar Harbor, Maine
(Acadia National Park)
Keynote Speakers 2015:
Kenn Kaufman and David LaPuma
June 2-5, 2016


Don't miss our special dedicated PELAGIC SEABIRD BOAT TRIP - Saturday morning (May 30).


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Kenn Kaufman didnít start to notice birds until the age of six, but this interest soon developed into a lifelong passion that has never let go. Kenn burst onto the national birding scene as a teenager in the 1970s, hitch-hiking all over North America in pursuit of birds, an adventure later chronicled in his cult-classic book Kingbird Highway. After working as a leader of nature tours to all seven continents, he switched to a career as a freelance writer, artist, and naturalist. Most of his energy currently goes into book projects and into painting bird portraits. He has written a dozen books, including his own field guide series, Kaufman Field Guides, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt of Boston. Among the most recent titles is a general guide to nature of New England, published in 2012, based partly on extensive fieldwork in Maine. He currently lives in Ohio, where his wife Kimberly is now director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory. Kenn is a field editor for Audubon magazine, a fellow of the American Ornithologistsí Union, and the only person to have received the American Birding Associationís lifetime achievement award twice.




David La Puma is the Director of the Cape May Bird Observatory, in Cape May, NJ. David has over a decade of research experience on topics ranging from using radar to quantify stopover habitat for migrating birds, to conservation of the endangered Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow in the Florida Everglades. David is the former Product Specialist, Birding & Nature Markets, for Leica Sport Optics, USA. A talented teacher and natural leader, David has developed and delivered educational and instructional material to thousands of students, from ages five to 95. One of his greatest strengths is using his personal experience and social networking skills to bring diverse individuals together to work toward common goals.




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