Birding Acadia National Park
Discover a wealth of unique birding in Acadia National Park, where you’ll spot native species alongside experts as you learn about the region’s ecology, wildlife and natural history.
Program No. 17906RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Acadia National Park preserves more than 50 square miles of diverse habitats, including mountains, shoreline, woods, lakes and the highest peak on the Atlantic seaboard. With extremely knowledgeable birding experts, search for the 320 species of pelagic, shore and boreal birds that call Down-East Maine’s environs home. Loons, terns, puffins, eagles, murres, bay ducks and razorbills are all plentiful. Learn why Mount Desert Island is known as the “warbler capital.”
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking up to two miles over varied, rugged terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Board a privately chartered ocean-going vessel for a thrilling quest for puffins and other seabirds.
  • Journey to the secluded and serene “quiet side” of Mount Desert Island to examine forest habitats and seek a multitude of migrating shorebirds.
  • Search for a variety of species, including peregrine falcons, and explore Valley Cove on the shore of Somes Sound, the continental United States' only fjord.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Jordan Chalfant
Jordan Chalfant knows her birds! She’s had a fascination with the feathered since early childhood; at Bar Harbor’s College of the Atlantic, she focused on ornithology and botany, receiving her bachelor’s in human ecology in 2008. She has worked in Acadia National Park on a variety of naturalist issues and in 2011 became a researcher on Petit Manan. Jordan’s curiosity and enthusiasm are infectious — bring lots of questions, but be forewarned: you’ll have a tough time stumping her.
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