bird migration

Hawk Watch (Hawk Migration) atop Cadillac Mountain

Everyday, weather permitting, from 9am to 2pm, until Oct. 8 th . Join Schoodic Institute volunteer counters and Acadia National Park Interpretive Rangers to learn about and see birds of prey migrating along the coast of Maine. The lookout is located 200 yards down the North Ridge Trail from the Cadillac Mountain parking lot. Drop

Sea Watch (Migration Monitoring) Schoodic Point

Saturday through Wednesday, from Sunrise to 9am, Sept 8th through Nov. 15 th. DROP IN! – weather permitting. Migrating water birds: loons, cormorants, seaducks and more can be seen daily at Schoodic Point. The birds are identified and counted by Migration Monitor Field Technician, Earl Johnson. Sea Watch is open to the public. Bring your

Hawk Watch Season Begins in Acadia

  Birds are on the move across the continent. Shorebirds, songbirds, waders, most are migrating from northerly breeding grounds toward life-sustaining food resources where birds will spend winter some distances to the south.  Birds of prey are also on the move as evidenced by today’s tally atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. This is

Eighty Citizen Scientists Trained this Summer

  Over the course of two months we have trained over 80 citizen scientists from around the world on how to use Nature’s Notebook, iNaturalist, and eBird– three free fun and easy citizen science tools that anyone can use. We have citizen scientists helping us and our partners collect data on our Downeast Phenology Trail.

Bird Tour: Winged Migration I

Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Program also offers birding tours in partnership with the Maine Birding Trail.  Designed with Bob Duchesne, former Maine State legislator, natural history tour operator, and author of “The Maine Birding Trail,” these programs consist of 4 nights lodging, 5 days of field trips, food, van travel, a boat tour, and expert instructors.

Puffins and Whales Workshop – July 27-28, 2018

Join naturalists from the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company and the Schoodic Institute Bird Ecology Program for a combination puffins and whales workshop. On Day 1, start off with a fresh Maine Lobster Bake followed by an evening presentation on the whales and seabirds of the Gulf of Maine. On Day 2 enjoy a boat

The History of Maine Eiders and Islands in Art

On Friday, June 22, 2018 Brad Allen, a biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will present “The History of Maine Eiders and Islands in Art– 170 years (or so) of Research.”  Brad Allen is a life-long Mainer, leaving only to earn his Master’s at the University of Montana in 1985. He has been employed

Bird Tour: Mountains to Sea II – Now closed

Thank you. This tour is now FULL. Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Program also offers birding tours in partnership with the Maine Birding Trail.  Designed with Bob Duchesne, former Maine State legislator, natural history tour operator, and author of “The Maine Birding Trail,” these programs consist of 4 nights lodging, 5 days of field trips, food, van

Guest Blog Part I. by Nicole Snyder, North Dakota State University

Schoodic Institute is pleased to share a series of posts by Nicole Snyder, Zoology Masters Student at North Dakota State University. Part 1. Hello everyone! My name is Nik Snyder and I am a graduate student from North Dakota State University. This field season I will be conducting research right here at Petit Manan National

Bird Tour: Mountains to Sea I – Now Closed

Thank you – This tour is now full. Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Program also offers birding tours in partnership with the Maine Birding Trail.  Designed with Bob Duchesne, former Maine State legislator, natural history tour operator, and author of “The Maine Birding Trail,” these programs consist of 4 nights lodging, 5 days of field trips, food,