Date: Late May annually; May 28-31, 2020
Location: Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, ME (Acadia National Park)
Summary: The Acadia Birding Festival offers exciting northeastern US birding around the Gulf of Maine. It’s a fantastic location to see a variety of warbler species—some migrating, and some breeding in the vast forests of the area. But the most exciting trips are off the coast to see puffins, Razorbills, Roseate and Arctic Terns, whales, and more! You also have the opportunity to get to know other birders at the festival’s provided buffet lunches and speakers sessions.
My involvement: I attended the festival as an exhibitor for Bird Watcher’s Digest and guide in 2016, and can’t wait to get back to Maine!
Fun fact: Consider attending a weeklong session at Hog Island Audubon Camp before or after the festival for even more fun in Maine!