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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, this is 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 Most of our breeding songbirds will not return until April or May, but they have been replaced by a wide variety of Canada-breeding species that spend their winters here, both on land and on the water.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 Mt. Desert Island in winter for over four 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 a number of 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 in the parking lot behind Wendy’s just off I-95 Exit 193 (Stillwater Avenue) in Old Town at 6:30 a.m., or 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 989-2591 to pre-register, let us know where you will meet us to carpool, and provide contact information. Sandi will call or e-mail you on Friday night prior to 9 p.m. if this trip has to cancel for bad weather.