Acadia Senior College


Winter Birds of Acadia Outing

March 23, 2023

10:00 a.m. to noon

Mount Desert Island location(s)

Please note - the March 16th outing is FULL, but we have added a second outing on March 23rd. Please call or email if you are interested.

Explore and learn about the winter birds on Mount Desert Island with Seth Benz and up to 15 ASC members. Watch for common eiders, black-capped chickadees, buffleheads, eagles, downy woodpeckers, harlequin ducks, and more while learning about their habitats, migration patterns, and bird phenology. 

Participants will meet at a location on MDI such as Seawall, and possibly carpool to a second viewing area. 

The cost for the outing is $12 per person. Grab a friend and sign up now - space is limited. To register, please call 207-288-9500.

Seth Benz has nearly 30 years of experience in conservation science and environmental education leadership. He has guided Road Scholar birding trips in Maine, directed Hog Island Audubon Camp (1999-2008), worked as an island supervisor for Project Puffin, served as Education Director of the Audubon Expedition Institute and as Assistant Curator of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania. He is now the director of the Schoodic Bird Ecology Lab, a collaborative field station focused on bird migration, phenology studies, and public participation in scientific research at Acadia National Park.

Seth's hands-on work includes raptor and songbird migration research, hawk watching, tern restoration efforts, bird flight altitude and wind energy studies, telemetry of wintering bald eagles, catching migratory peregrine falcons at Assateague Island National Seashore, next box monitoring projects with American kestrel, eastern screech owl, and eastern bluebird, and, ecotourism scouting trips to Peru and Mexico.

Winter Birds of Acadia Outing