Acadia Winter Festival - Winter Birds of Acadia National Park

Two iconic auto loops offer close observations of bird-bustling near-shore waters. Loons, eiders, scoters and gulls are common. Exciting diving ducks – Bufflehead, Long-tailed and Harlequin – are found in relative abundance in other secretive locations. Grebes, Purple Sandpiper, and an assortment of wintering raptors, including Snowy Owl, can be added to the possibility of spotting crossbills, siskins, and other birds of winter. This first-of-its-kind Schoodic Institute winter birding exploration offers informative classroom sessions and van-transported field excursions interspersed with hearty meals and dream-filled overnights in cozy housing. Lodging at Schoodic Institute is a short walk from Schoodic Point where over 25% of its 227 species have been observed in February. No biting insects, no ticks. Instead, great birds, stunning scenery, and small group camaraderie is a combination that will make for an unforgettable winter experience!

Two packages are available for this unforgettable experience. The Commuter Package for $550.00 includes all program meals, materials, and van transportation during the program. The Residential Package for $735.00 includes everything in the Commuter Package, plus 3 nights lodging in double-occupancy accommodations (lodging upgrades are available).

A park pass is not necessary for your auto for this program (but may be purchased for $30).