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“Enjoyable birding hike”
Review of Acadia's Birds

Acadia's Birds
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Owner description: Three-hour program at Acadia National Park on birds and their natural history.
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Given that we were birding in late August, our guide had a challenge finding *many* birds. However, he was very knowledgeable about birding and he was also very good at explaining basics to the beginners in the group. On this trip, which started near the gardens at the Nature Center and then continued on to Jesup Trail and then Beaver Pond... some of the birds that we saw included Hermit thrush, Black-capped chickadees, Red-eyed vireos, American redstart, Broad-winged hawk and Belted kingfisher. We also learned about the old growth forest and the impacts of the 1947 fire. Overall, I thought it was an interesting walk and I was able to add some additional bird species to 'my list.'

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We went birding with the guide from the Nature Center. He was prepared and presented interesting commentary. We did see a number of birds on the walk. We stayed in the harbor area and on the Shore path.

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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Bring along your binoculars and Bird Book, because you are in for a treat if you take pretty much any of the trails in the Park. There are a variety of birds who live here year-round and many who stop by on their way to Canada or down south for the winter. There are Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Chickadees, Pine Siskens, Purple Finches, Gold Finches, White Throated Sparrows, and on and on - be sure to pick up a bird book so you can identify the many varieties you'll see. However, be sure to go on a cooler day. On the hot days, the birds (like the people) tend to stay in the deep woods to keep cool. Also, early morning and evening are the best. My favorites are the Robins who sit up at the tippy tops of the pine trees at sun up and sun down and sing the most beautiful song of any bird I've ever heard. I've spent 25 years being serenaded by the Robins especially at sun set, and it never fails to make my own heart sing with them!

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Reviewed June 22, 2012

I like to go and see all the eagles and their huge nests.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012
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