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story + photos by Catherine Devine, Cathy and Jim Gero Acadia Early-Career Fellow

Laura Sebastianelli records bird sounds in Acadia National Park on a foggy day.Sea to Trees is a podcast that tells the stories of the science happening in and around Acadia, from the rocky shoreline to the evergreen forests to the granite mountaintops.

The second season of the show seeks to answer the question, “What does it mean to conserve in the face of climate change?”

Episode 3 begins with naturalist Laura Sebastianelli, who has dedicated her summers to recording all the bird songs in Acadia National Park. We follow Laura on her chase to record the American Bittern, learn why it’s so important to record Acadia’s birdsongs, and talk to all sorts of ornithological experts along the way.

Explore the links below to learn more.

Schoodic Notes:

Great Meadow Restoration:

Bird Ecology at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park:

Bridget Butler’s Website:

Sea to Trees is possible with generous support through The Cathy and Jim Gero Acadia Early-Career Fellowship, a partnership among Schoodic Institute, National Park Foundation, and National Park Service.


Illustrative graphic cover art for the podcast. Sea to Trees, which depicts a tree in the foreground, the intertidal zone in the mid ground, and ocean at the left with the horizon line off in the background. A cool color palette is used for the image - blues, deep greens, and grays.