Latest Projects in Bird Ecology

eBird

eBird was launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. See the latest totals of migratory birds in Acadia National Park, Frazer Point, Winter Harbor, Maine.

Sea Watch

Help us count the thousands of birds that travel past Schoodic Point in autumn. Drop-in from sunrise until 9:30 a.m. every day (weather permitting) from September through November. Bring binoculars. Dress for the weather. No registration required.

Hawk Watch

A collaborative effort between the park’s Interpretive Division and Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Program, Hawk Watch takes place on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, the highest point along the Atlantic coast from the Canadian border to Brazil. Its latitude makes Cadillac Mountain a natural sentinel and exceptional early detection point for observing the northeastern-most headwaters of what becomes a spectacular river of southbound raptors. 2019 dates to be determined.

Frazer Point Early Bird Watch

Witness songbird migration, learn identification tips, gain bird conservation knowledge, and find out about a variety of opportunities to participate as a Schoodic Institute citizen scientist. Registration is required and space is limited. May 2020.

Seasonal Changes

Environmental changes may affect birds indirectly by altering available food resources. Volunteer observers with the Downeast Phenology Trail help us document the presence of fruit and insects during the seasons.

Winged Migration Monitoring

We participate in the Motus Wildlife Tracking System, an international effort to monitor the movement and behavior of individual birds, bats, butterflies, and dragonflies.

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August 2019

Acadia Puffin Cruise and Landscape Photography

August 16 - August 20
Rockefeller Hall, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National park, 9 Atturbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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New this summer and fall!  Eco-Photography workshops in and around the Schoodic Peninsula in Downeast Maine.  In collaboration with Schoodic Institute, …

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Winged Migration Bird Tour I

August 16 @ 8:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atturbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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This tour will spend two nights at the Schoodic Institute surrounded by the mainland portion of Acadia National Park. From here, day trips will…

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Winged Migration Bird Tour II

August 26 @ 8:00 am - August 30 @ 5:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atturbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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This tour will spend two nights at the Schoodic Institute surrounded by the mainland portion of Acadia National Park. From here, day trips will…

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