Acadia Birding Festival

Mount Desert, ME 04660

207-233-3694

Acadia's birding community invites you and your family to celebrate the ecological wonders of the birds of the Gulf of Maine at the Acadia Birding Festival. Explore Mount Desert Island and its birds through numerous events and venues. Greet our warblers on early morning birding walks, visit with puffins and pelagic birds at sea, and observe Peregrine Falcons at an active breeding site in Acadia National Park. Our combination of lectures, walks, and adventures will connect you to Downeast Maine’s many bird species, diverse habitats and local birding experts. Black Guillemot

From the deck of the whale watch catamaran "Friendship V" you can enjoy the sights and sounds of Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Roseate and Arctic Terns on Petit Manan Island then visit with whales and pelagic birds 25 to 30 miles offshore. Our bays and marine estuaries will be explored by kayak and canoe, with registered guide Robert Shaw of National Park Sea Kayak Tours.  There is no better way to learn about sea birds than to be on the water with them accompanied by avian experts.
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Through a variety of birding walks we will attempt to connect participants to all of the primary terrestrial habitats of Mount Desert Island. We will strive to lead participants to Mount Desert Islands birding "hot spots".

There is no other birding event in Maine that offers the variety of birdwatching experiences as the Acadia Birding Festival.

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