Tours
LOCAL TOURS
ToursMountains to the Sea
Mountains to the Sea - June 5-9, 2020 (Waiting List)
Trip leader: Schoodic Institute's Seth Benz.

This two 5-day, 4-night tour features the northern forest during the height of songbird singing, as well as the raucous seabird breeding islands along the downeast coast of Maine. The scenery on this adventure is spectacular and equal to the variety of birds to be found. Birds of note: American Three-toed and Black-backed Woodpeckers, Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadees, a big variety of warblers and flycatchers, Atlantic Puffin, Razorbill, Arctic Tern and pelagic species. Lodging is at Big Moose Inn and Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park.
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ToursAcadia Birds
Acadia Birds by Land and Sea - June 12-16, June 19-23, August 21-25, 2020
Trip leader: Schoodic Institute's Seth Benz.

These three tours of the Acadia National Park area and downeast Maine are designed to explore multiple habitats, focusing upon terrestrial birding hotspots and near-shore waters of the Gulf of Maine. We will observe and learn about birds and regional ecology at a comfortable pace, while immersed in Acadia National Park’s outstanding beauty and landscape, contributing to Schoodic Institute’s ongoing scientific studies of birds,
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ToursWinged Migration
Winged Migration - August 28 - September 1, 2020
Trip leader: Schoodic Institute's Seth Benz.

In late summer, shorebirds stream down the Maine coast, pelagic species flood the waters just offshore, and songbirds congregate in foraging flocks while preparing for their long flights south. We'll spend two days in and around Acadia National Park, venturing offshore. Then, we'll shift up the coast to where shorebirds and boreal forest birds are more prevalent. This tour will spend two nights at the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park surrounded by the mainland portion of Acadia National Park. Then, we'll shift to the Eastland Motel in Lubec for two nights, which sits within 15 minutes of Quoddy Head State Park and the South Lubec Sand Flats. We'll explore the spruce-fir maritime forest, Acadia's coastline, and visit Canada's Campobello Island.
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ToursWinged Migration
Fall Migration Workshop - September 10-12, 2020
Trip leader: Schoodic Institute's Seth Benz.

September skies over Acadia National Park are filled with migrating birds. It is the best month for a great variety of species, including hawks, falcons, waterbirds, shorebirds, and songbirds, all on the move during fall migration. This workshop explores hawk identification and migration timing in detail, spiced up with visits to a couple of area hotspots to find songbirds and engage participants in the phenomenon. It is routine for Schoodic Institute bird ecology staff and citizen scientists to monitor the various flights, and this is the perfect opportunity to contribute to these research efforts. We’ll discuss the latest on Merlin and eBird use, introduce HMANA (Hawk Migration Association of North America), and describe Schoodic Institute’s studies with Acadia National Park regarding climate refugia – the potential of pockets of habitat resilience in an age of rapid environmental change.
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NATIONAL TOURS
Field Guides
Maine in Fall: Seabirds and Coastal Migrants
September 9-18, 2020
Trip leader: Eric Hynes
Details can be found at the Field Guides web site.
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Wings
Maine and New Hampshire
September 13-20, 2020

Trip leader: Derek Lovitch.
Details can be found at the Wings web site:
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National Audubon
Hog Island Programs
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