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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

Tuesday Morning Birding Field Trips – February 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

Tuesday Morning Birding Field Trips – January 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

Fifty years of counting birds on New Year’s Day

By Catherine Schmitt, Science Communication Specialist Two-thousand nineteen dawned gray and windy, after an overnight storm of snow, sleet and rain. At nine a.m. it was raining and 39 degrees at Schoodic Point. Northeast winds piled crashing pale-green waves against the rocks, throwing mist and spindrift into the air. In places the shore was covered

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

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.

Brown Bag: Hawks Over Acadia

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, Seth Benz, Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Program Director, will review 20 plus years of autumn hawk migration trends from Cadillac Mountain. Each fall from mid-August through mid October teams of observers document thousands of migrating raptors. Benz will discuss peak flights, date ranges, and other changes in migration dynamics. The presentation will

Cadillac Mountain Hawk Watch

Cadillac Mountain Hawk Watch  – on Cadillac Mountain, MDI is underway. The public is invited to drop in between the hours of 10 AM -2 PM,  now through October 10, 2017 barring inclement weather. Witness hawk migration as well as other birds and insects.  Located at the hawk watch site atop Cadillac. Signage is at

OceansWide Mountains to the Sea Ornithology Camp (Sold Out)

This program is currently FULL OceansWide is accepting applicants for the 2017 program. Students will spend eight days exploring Maine nurturing a love and understanding of the birds and wildlife, forests and the ocean through hands-on learning and research. More information at www.oceanswide.org. Who: Grades 8 – 12 Where: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, Maine /

Birding and Brunch at Schoodic

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day! Join Bird Ecology Program Director, Seth Benz, for Birding and Brunch at Schoodic Institute. This program begins in Schooner Commons with coffee or tea at 8:00 a.m. followed by a tour visiting hot spots along the Schoodic Peninsula searching for migratory waterfowl and land birds. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Plan