News Flash, 07 October 2013...
Fall foliage is quickly approaching peak! There are still birds to be found. In fact, on tours this past week, avian highlights have included hundreds of Yellow-rumped Warblers, Yellow Warblers, Black-throated Green Warblers, American Redstarts, and a lone Cape May Warbler. And, of course, Acadia National Park is closed thanks to the inability of our federal government to do their job. Still, whether you are interested in one of our regularly scheduled tours or want a customized option, we have something for you.
Join us Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for one of our regularly scheduled bird tours around Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and Mount Desert Island to explore both resident and migratory birds. Sign up for our Acadia Experience tour Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Or, as always, you can book a customized, private-guided bird or nature tour.
For more details, download the PDF of our fall tour schedule or call us at The Natural History Center at 207/801-2617 (after business hours, call us at 207/266-9461).
The Natural History Center is a family-run business located in Bar Harbor, Maine, that strives to make the natural world accessible and enjoyable by offering a combination of experiential opportunities in the field, as well as nature based products in our store.
Join us as we search for birds both common and elusive, take a walk in the Park with our seasoned naturalists, or explore the mysteries of Maine’s tidepools. Learn about the natural and cultural heritage of Acadia National Park on a sightseeing tour following the historic Park Loop Road. For the more adventurous, search for Peregrine Falcons or Snowy Owls as you hike or snowshoe along the summit trails of Acadia’s mountains, look for Spruce Grouse while bicycling the Carriage Trails, or find Harbor Seals from the cockpit of a sea kayak.
Join a regularly scheduled tour, or work with us to create your own customized experience. We cater our tours to your needs, regardless of age or physical ability. All tours are personal and interactive with a maximum of 6 participants (with advance notice, we can accommodate larger groups).
Be sure to visit our retail store where you will find a variety of quality nature-inspired goods. Whether you are looking for an advanced field guide for the consummate bird watcher or searching for an item that will help a child on their road to discovery, you’ll find something in our store. We carry items from introductory to advanced, whimsical to serious, for young and the young-at-heart. Products include field guides, books, binoculars, games for the whole family, photographs of local wildlife both matted and framed, toys and activities designed to stimulate the budding naturalist, camera accessories, bird feeders, and some unexpected surprises.
Whether you are on one of our tours or visiting our retail store, you will find that our passion for the natural world is contagious and that we enjoy both sharing our local knowledge and learning from you. And remember, every day is Bird Day…