birding

Puffins of Petit Manan

Atlantic puffins are nesting just a short boat cruise from Schoodic Institute.  We are offering a special guided program package that includes dinner and breakfast, an after dinner slide presentation, an optional morning bird walk, and a 3 hour cruise to see puffins and their neighboring nesting birds at Petit Manan Island. Join Seth Benz, Schoodic Institute’s

Puffins of Petit Manan

Atlantic puffins are nesting just a short boat cruise from Schoodic Institute.  We are offering a special guided program package that includes dinner and breakfast, an after dinner slide presentation, an optional morning bird walk, and a 3 hour cruise to see puffins and their neighboring nesting birds at Petit Manan Island. Join Seth Benz, Schoodic Institute’s

Puffins of Petit Manan

Atlantic puffins are nesting just a short boat cruise from Schoodic Institute.  We are offering a special guided program package that includes dinner and breakfast, an after dinner slide presentation, an optional morning bird walk, and a 3 hour cruise to see puffins and their neighboring nesting birds at Petit Manan Island. Join Seth Benz, Schoodic

Puffins of Petit Manan

Atlantic puffins are nesting just a short boat cruise from Schoodic Institute.  We are offering a special guided program package that includes dinner and breakfast, an after dinner slide presentation, an optional morning bird walk, and a 3 hour cruise to see puffins and their neighboring nesting birds at Petit Manan Island. Join Seth Benz, Schoodic

Mountains to Sea II: June 12 – 16, 2019

Mountains to the Sea – a joint adventure of the Maine Birding Trail and Schoodic Institute. Forever Wild – Baxter State Park surrounds Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak. Nearby, the West Branch of the Penobscot River tumbles out of the North Maine Woods. We’ll spend the first half of the tour in the northern forest during

Tuesday Morning Birding Field Trips – April 2019

Schoodic Institute announces its Winter Into Spring Tuesday Morning Birding Field Trips. Join Bird Ecology Director Seth Benz for any or all of these 3 hour field trips that explore the nooks and crannies of Schoodic Peninsula in search of wintering birds. Open to all skill levels from beginner to advanced birder. Pick up ID tips, learn

Owls of Maine

Three live owls are the highlights of this program, which introduces participants to the owls native to Maine and New England. Beginning with slides and sounds, participants will learn the identifying characteristics and calls of each owl.  Then, using talons, wings, and skulls, we explore the adaptations of these silent nocturnal hunters. This program begins

Tuesday Morning Birding Field Trips – March 2019

Schoodic Institute announces its Winter Into Spring Tuesday Morning Birding Field Trips. Join Bird Ecology Director Seth Benz for any or all of these 3 hour field trips that explore the nooks and crannies of Schoodic Peninsula in search of wintering birds. Open to all skill levels from beginner to advanced birder. Pick up ID tips, learn

Seeds at Your Feeders!

This information session will discuss the latest news from the bird feeding world. What are you seeing at your feeders this winter? Questions or observations? Which seeds are best – What to avoid? Have your questions answered by Seth Benz, Institute Bird Ecology Program Director. Meet in Wright Hall on the Institute campus. No registration

Winter Waterfowl Tour Along the Schoodic Auto-Loop

Each winter near shore wintering waterfowl can easily be spotted from the auto pull-off points. Common Loon, Guillemot, Black Duck, Eiders, Cormorants are expected sightings. We will search for Dovekie, Murre, Razorbill and more. There’s always a chance of predatory birds such as Snowy Owl and Bald Eagle. Forest bird sightings are also possible. Limited