Bird Ecology

November 22, 2021

2021 Hawk Watch Update

story and photos by Seth Benz This fall, the 27th year of Hawk Watch on Cadillac Mountain, eight volunteers counted […]

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October 22, 2021

Benz named Young Birder of the Year mentor

The American Birding Association has selected Schoodic Institute Bird Ecology Director Seth Benz to be a mentor in the Young […]

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October 4, 2021

Sea Watch 2021 Update

story + photos by Seth Benz Now through November is the best time to see migratory waterbirds going south as […]

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September 7, 2021

2021 Sea Watch at Schoodic Point

story + photos by Seth Benz Amy Kopec, Schoodic Institute’s 2021 Sea Watch technician, arrives at Schoodic Point just as […]

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July 19, 2021

Schoodic Institute Intern Talk Series

by Hannah Webber Summertime flies! Over the next few weeks, our interns will be wrapping up their projects and sharing […]

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June 4, 2021

Birding for science on National Trails Day

story + photos by Catherine Schmitt There is a long history of people watching and listening to birds on Mount […]

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May 14, 2021

A new season of science and wonder

  This year, as part of the Landscape of Change project, we need everyone’s help documenting birds and pollinators (butterflies, […]

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Magnolia Warbler
May 8, 2021

Warblers Will Arrive, But It May Take Some Patience

Here is a comparison of warbler arrival dates by week for Acadia National Park’s two districts (MDI and Schoodic). Today May 8 is designated as the Global Big Day. It would be a good day for you to go afield and see if the warblers comply with your expectations.

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May 7, 2021

Revisiting history on World Migratory Bird Day

In the 1880s, the student naturalists of the Champlain Society surveyed the birds of Mount Desert Island during summer camping […]

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April 2, 2021

Anticipating the arrival of April warblers

story + photos by Seth Benz April harkens the return of the warbler vanguard. On the Schoodic Peninsula, records indicate […]

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