Brown Bag Lunch Series at Schoodic Institute: Birding Acadia National Park – Why Cuba is Strategic to Regional Ecotourism - March 15 @ 12:00 - 1:00 pm FREE

3/15/2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Michael Good, Founder of Acadia Birding Festival and Down East Nature Tours in Bar Harbor has had the unique opportunity of studying ornithology on Mount Desert Island, Schoodic Peninsula and Cuba. Michael led his first Cuban Bird Survey starting in 2002 and on Thursday, March 15, 2018 will discuss the importance of Cuba as a vital stopover and wintering ground for birds breeding in Acadia National Park and Maine. Of the 413 species recorded in Cuba, 247 are migratory, with 142, or 36% of total Cuban species, coming mainly from the eastern and midwestern flyway of North America. Michael will report on the first American Pipit found on Cuba (Dec 3 2014, J. Caribbean Ornithology, in press) and other records since working with Caribbean Conservation Trust. This colorful slide presentation will be an opportunity to better understand the birds of Cuba and Cuba’s strategic importance to ecotourism in Maine.  Over the course of many years, Michael has accumulated thousands of unique photographs of birds visiting Acadia National Park, including rare species like King Eider, Great Gray and Snowy Owls, Warblers, Flycatchers and many others who visit during the year.  Join us for this interesting discussion.  Bring your lunch and join us in Moore Auditorium, on the Schoodic Institute campus in Winter Harbor.  No registration required.

Moore Auditorium, on the Schoodic Institute campus in Winter Harbor.