Tag Archives: Osprey

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 […]

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 […]

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 Marine Technology & Science Summer Camp (grade 6-9)

OceansWide is accepting applicants for the 2017 program:  Grades 6 -9.  Students will spend two weeks on the coast of Maine nurturing a love and understanding of the ocean and science through hands-on learning and research. More information at www.oceanswide.org. Who: Grades five through nine. Where: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, Maine When: August […]

Schoodic Institute Day on Bar Harbor Whale Watch

We invite all to join us for ‘Schoodic Institute Day’ on board one of Bar Harbor Whale Watch’s three deep water cruises on July 15th: 8:30 a.m, 1:00 p.m., or 4:30 p.m. Thanks to the generosity of Bar Harbor Whale Watch, Schoodic Institute Day will feature Institute Bird Ecology Program Director, Seth Benz for the 8:30 morning cruise and […]

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 / […]

Schoodic Institute Day aboard Bar Harbor Whale Watch

Rapid changes to the environment demand that we look more deeply at the ocean for clues about the evolving ecology of the Maine coast.  Learn more during ‘Schoodic Institute Day’ on board one of Bar Harbor Whale Watch‘s three deep water cruises on July 15th: 8:30am, 1:00pm, and 4:30pm.   Thanks to the generosity of […]

HawkWatch on Cadillac Mountain

Take part in counting migratory hawks by visiting the Cadillac Mountain Hawk Watch site on Mount Desert Island. The count is ongoing on a daily basis from 9 AM to 2 PM. Join volunteer spotters and Acadia National Park interpreters at the summit of Acadia National Park to learn about the phenomenon of hawk migration. Binoculars are a must […]