Premliminary 2024 Acadia Birding Festival Schedule
(Subject to Change)


Trip Descriptions

  

Wednesday, May 29 (PRE-FEST)
7:00am-2:00pm Field Trip SADDLEBACK MT - Bicknell's Thrush $90
6:30am-5:30pm Island Trip MONHEGAN ISLAND TRIP $125
4:00pm-5:30pm Social Festival Center Social - registration pickup $0
Thursday, May 30
6:00am-1:30pm Van Trip (#1) Ellsworth Hotspots - VAN TRIP (3/4 DAY) $75
6:00am-1:30pm Van Trip (#2) Hancock Hotspots - VAN TRIP (3/4 DAY) $75
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (#3) Schoodic Peninsula (ANP) - VAN TRIP (ALL DAY) $95
6:40am-4:00pm Van Trip (#4) Swans Island (ferry ride) - VAN TRIP (ALL DAY) $95
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts (ANP) $25
6:30am-10:00am Field Trip Wonderland (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds) $25
6:30am-10:00am Field Trip Seal Cove (Billy Helprin) $25
6:30am-10:00am Field Trip Otter Point (ANP) $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Petit Manan Preserve (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sears Island (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25
7:30am-10:30am Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - NE Creek (Dan Gardoqui) $55
10:30am-12:00pm Field Trip Kids "Birding Blitz" (at Pretty Marsh Picnic Area) $0
12:00pm-1:00pm BYO Lunch Festival Center Social - bring your own lunch $0
12:00pm-2:00pm Boat Trip Acadia Puffin Cruise to Petit Manan Island $75
1:00pm-2:00pm Talk Birds of ANP and MDI (Michael Good) - LIVE $10
1:00pm-2:00pm Talk Birds of ANP and MDI (Michael Good) - VIRTUAL $5
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Wonderland (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Seal Cove (Dan Gardoqui) $40
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Blagden Preserve $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Valley Cove/Flying Mt (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Otter Point (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Ship Harbor (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Rockefeller Carriage Rd (ANP) $25
6:30pm-8:00pm Lobster Lobster Dinner at Archie's $55
Friday, May 31
6:00am-9:30am Van Trip (#1) MDI Wetlands (EAST) - VAN TRIP $45
6:00am-1:30pm Van Trip (#2) Ellsworth Hotspots - VAN TRIP (3/4 DAY) $75
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (#3) Blue Hill and Beyond - VAN TRIP (3/4 DAY) $75
6:00am-1:30pm Van Trip (#4) Hancock Hotspots - VAN TRIP (3/4 DAY) $75
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Seal Cove $25
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Pretty Marsh/ Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) $25
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) $25
6:00am-4:00pm Private Trip Schoodic Peninsula (ANP) - PRIVATE (ALL DAY) $75
6:30am-10:00am Field Trip Clark Point Rd (Dan Gardoqui) $40
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Petit Manan Preserve (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sears Island (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25
7:00am-11:30am Field Trip Essex Woods & Fields Pond (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Ship Harbor Nature Trail (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds) $25
7:30am-10:30am Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - Northeast Creek $55
7:45am-3:00pm Island Trip Frenchboro/Long Island (ferry ride) -ALL DAY $100
12:00pm-1:00pm Book Sale Book Sales (signed by authors) $0
12:00pm-1:00pm BYO Lunch Festival Center Social - bring your own lunch $0
11:00am-12:00pm Talk All about Screech Owls (Jim Wright) - LIVE $10
11:00am-12:00pm Talk All about Screech Owls (Jim Wright) - VIRTUAL $5
12:00pm-2:00pm Boat Trip Acadia Puffin Cruise to Petit Manan Island $75
1:00pm-2:00pm Talk Seabird ID workshop (Doug Hitchcox) - LIVE $10
1:00pm-2:00pm Talk Seabird ID workshop (Doug Hitchcox) - VIRTUAL $5
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Ship Harbor (ANP) (Dan Gardoqui) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Blagden Preserve $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Pretty Marsh/Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Wonderland (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Seal Cove (focus on common birds) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Otter Point (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Valley Cove and Flying Mountain (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd (Holly Merker) $30
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Rockefeller Carriage Rd (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Van Trip (#3) MDI Hotspots (WEST) - VAN TRIP $45
3:00pm-5:30pm Van Trip (#4) Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice - VAN TRIP $45
7:00pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE How to Speak Bird (Dan Gardoqui) $20
7:00pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE How to Speak Bird (Dan Gardoqui) - VIRTUAL $5
Saturday, June 1
6:00am-10:30am Boat Trip PELAGIC SEABIRD BOAT TRIP $125
6:00am-9:30am Van Trip (#1) MDI Hotspots (WEST) - VAN TRIP $45
6:40am-4:00pm Van Trip (#4) Swans Island (ferry ride) - VAN TRIP (ALL DAY) $95
6:30am-10:00am Field Trip Ship Harbor (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds) $25
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Seal Cove $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Blagden Preserve $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sears Island (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Holly Merker) $30
7:30am-10:00am Field Trip Fish Ladders in Somesville (Billy Helprin) $25
12:00pm-1:00pm BYO Lunch Festival Center Social - bring your own lunch $0
1:00pm-2:00pm Talk TBD $10
1:00pm-2:00pm Talk TBD $5
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Ship Harbor (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Pretty Marsh/Long Pond Fire Rd (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Blagden Preserve $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (Dan Gardoqui) $40
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Otter Point (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Seal Cove $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Valley Cove/Flying Mt (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Long Pond loop at Pump Station (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Fish Ladders in Somesville (Billy Helprin) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Wonderland (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Clark Point Rd $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Van Trip (#1) MDI Wetlands (EAST) - VAN TRIP $45
3:00pm-5:30pm Van Trip (#2) Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice - VAN TRIP $45
7:00pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Ornitherapy: The Power of Birding (Holly Merker) $20
7:00pm-8:00pm KEYNOTE Ornitherapy: The Power of Birding (Holly Merker)-VIRTUAL $5
8:30pm-midnight Van Trip (#3) Owl and Night Creature Prowl (Chuck Whitney) $45
Sunday, June 2
6:00am-10:00am Van Trip (#1) Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice - VAN TRIP $45
6:00am-1:30pm Van Trip (#2) Hancock Hotspots - VAN TRIP (3/4 DAY) $75
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (#3) Schoodic Peninsula (ANP) - VAN TRIP (ALL DAY) $95
6:00am-4:00pm Van Trip (#4) Blue Hill and Beyond - VAN TRIP (3/4 DAY) $75
6:30am-10:00am Field Trip Blagden Preserve (Dan Gardoqui) $40
6:30am-10:00am Field Trip Seal Cove (Billy Helprin and Holly Merker) $35
6:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sieur de Monts Spring (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds) $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Valley Cove/Flying Mt (ANP) $25
7:00am-11:30am Field Trip Essex Woods & Fields Pond (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Petit Manan Preserve (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Sears Island (1+ hour drive from MDI) $25
7:00am-10:00am Field Trip Rockefeller Carriage Rd (ANP) $25
7:30am-10:30am Boat Trip Canoe and Bird - NE Creek $60
7:45am-3:00pm Island Trip Frenchboro/Long Island (ferry ride) -ALL DAY $0
12:00pm-1:00pm BYO Lunch Festival Center Social - bring your own lunch $0
12:00pm-2:00pm Boat Trip Acadia Puffin Cruise to Petit Manan Island $75
1:00pm-2:00pm Talk TBD $10
1:00pm-2:00pm Talk TBD $5
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Seal Cove (Dan Gardoqui) $40
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Otter Point (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Long Pond loop at Pump Station (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Ship Harbor (ANP) (focus on Botany and Birds) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Valley Cove and Flying Mountain (ANP) $25
3:00pm-5:30pm Field Trip Blagden Preserve (Holly Merker) $30
3:00pm-5:30pm Van Trip (#1) Birding BLITZ Leaders Choice - VAN TRIP $45
3:00pm-5:30pm Van Trip (#2) MDI Wetlands (EAST) - VAN TRIP $45
3:00pm-midnight Van Trip (#4) Hancock County Hotspots & Night Prowl - VAN TRIP $90
Monday-Tuesday (POST-FEST)