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Acadia in Winter

February 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Trip Leaders:  Bob and Sandi Duchesne

Acadia National Park is truly a four-season delight, yet many Mainers have never experienced Acadia during the quieter winter months.  For anyone with an interest in birding, it can be a magical time of year. Most of our breeding songbirds will not return until April or May, but they have been replaced by a wide variety of Canada-breeding species that spend their winters here, both on land and on the water.  Trip leaders Bob and Sandi Duchesne have been birding Acadia and the “quiet side” of Mt. Desert Island in winter for five decades, and they look forward to sharing some of their favorite spots and species with you.  This trip is suitable for all levels of birding experience.  We will walk for short distances at selected stops, but no extensive hiking is involved.   Bring a brown-bag lunch and snacks, binoculars, a spotting scope if you have one (leaders will share theirs), and a camera if you want to capture the amazing scenery.  Meet at Fields Pond Audubon Center at 7:00 a.m. to form carpools;  if you live closer to MDI, we can arrange to meet you en route.  Please call Sandi at 207-735-5436 to pre-register, let us know where you want to meet us to carpool, and provide contact information.  Sandi will call on Saturday night prior to 7 p.m. if we need to cancel due to bad weather.

Sunday, February 25, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


February 25
8:00 am - 5:00 pm