Bird Ecology

close up of a bumble bee on the center of a flower
May 20, 2020

Small Reflections on World Bee Day

by Catherine Schmitt; photo by David Manski Natural stories are for everyone, and we need everyone to help create them. […]

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January 8, 2020

Schedule Updates for the Acadia Winter Festival

Surprise! We’re getting some ice and snow. Weather-related cancellations will be noted on the event page and individual events. Schoodic […]

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January 7, 2020

Gratitude at Year’s Beginning

At the the start of the new year, we look back on the work of our ecology technicians and interns, […]

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a group of waxwings on pavement with snow in background
December 9, 2019

Schoodic Institute hosts annual Christmas Bird Count

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park invites birdwatchers to participate in the longest-running community science survey, the annual Audubon Christmas […]

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Black lines and shapes of a spectrogram– a visualization of sound — of the song of a Winter Wren
November 6, 2019

The Sounds of Schoodic

by Seth Benz As the name suggests, “birdwatching” is heavily slanted toward the visual; less so, toward the auditory. We […]

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Hallie Daly stands next to spotting scope with tree and ocean i background
October 24, 2019

What’s Flying? at Schoodic Point Sea Watch

Story and photos by Hallie Daly Any morning at Schoodic Point is sure to be serene, with the waves crashing […]

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Puffin sitting on water with fish in its beak
July 25, 2019

Puffin Tour Highlights

by Seth Benz Our most recent boat cruise to Petit Manan Island aboard the Tricia Clark, a commercial tour vendor […]

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In this posed photo, seven technicians and interns standing together
June 25, 2019

The 2019 field season has begun for staff, interns, and visiting researchers

Every summer, Schoodic Institute hosts a number of students, technicians, and visiting scientists assisting with environmental monitoring and conducting research […]

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photo of sunset on maine coast
June 3, 2019

Schoodic by Sea Benefit Cruise

Join us on July 21 for Schoodic by Sea and experience the waters of Frenchman Bay and the Schoodic Peninsula […]

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photo of waves crashing on maine's rocky shore
January 7, 2019

Fifty Years of Counting Birds on New Year’s Day

By Catherine Schmitt, Science Communications Specialist Two-thousand nineteen dawned gray and windy, after an overnight storm of snow, sleet and […]

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