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Down East Birdwatching and Nature Tours

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Fantastic!!

I had the pleasure of going out birding with Michael Good while on vacation in Southwest Harbor... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Margie S
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New York City, New York
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Fantastic experience

I would recommend this to anyone! Loved it! We saw a tremendous amount of wilde life during his... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Iris B
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Offering Personalized Birdwatching and Ecology Field Trips around Bar Harbor & the Coastal Gulf of Maine since 1993.
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39 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1874
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of going out birding with Michael Good while on vacation in Southwest Harbor, ME. It was an amazing morning. We saw or heard 58 species. Michael ‘s incredible knowledge made the trip extraordinary. He knows great spots to find birds and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend this to anyone! Loved it! We saw a tremendous amount of wilde life during his tours. His skills and passion are combined in this wonderful experience.

Thank Iris B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a wonderful morning learning about the birds of Mount Desert Island with Michael. I was new to the world of birds and this tour has opened up a whole new world for me (and a new hobby)! Michael has an expansive knowledge of...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to Acadia NP has become an enduring and everlasting memory of the highest quality due to Michael Good. In two mornings he showed us the east and west part of MDI, the differences in flora and fauna in general, and habitats for...More

Thank Hans B
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Down East is run by expert birder and naturalist Michael Good. It was my good fortune to have him recommended to me on a recent trip to Mount Desert Island. His infectious enthusiasm helped create a memorable day with lots of great sightings. I'm an...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

My friend and I visited in February which is the off-season. Michael took us out for the whole day and showed us all around the park. We saw 2 bald eagles and an Icelandic Gull along with other local birds and ducks. He gave us...More

1  Thank Amber H
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure of spending 4 hours birding with Mike. He has a wealth of knowledge about birds, as well as the history, ecology, and geology of the MDI area. We learned a great deal and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience....More

1  Thank Gkoss2
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We spent six hours with Mike, criss-crossing Mount Dessert Isle in order to see the amazing birds of the area. Not only does Mike know everything about birds, he was a wealth of knowledge about the island, the Native Americans, the geology, the politics, and...More

1  Thank SunnyCK
Reviewed 16 August 2017

My wife and I were new to birding when we booked this tour, and I don't think I have had a better introduction to any activity in my whole life. Michael is an expert, and his deep knowledge of the entire ecosystem of the island...More

1  Thank Evan K
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Amazing experience -- we saw 40 different species, and Mike drove us in his van to 5-6 different locations, many with beautiful views and out of the way, e.g. not obvious locations for someone from "away"... excited to book a future bird walk with him!More

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Michael G, Owner at Down East Birdwatching and Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

The Birds of Mount Desert Island are a National Gem with Acadia National Park at our center. I appreciate every moment I can study this place with people from around the world interested in learning about the beauty of birds, their ecology and life histories....More

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jmm103
13 August 2016|
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Response from Michael G | Property representative |
Cost vary depending on length of time and group size. typically somewhere around 125.00$ per person for four hours... This is dependent on the total size of the group. I typically meet people at the location they are... More
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smarttravelers
7 August 2016|
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Response from Michael G | Property representative |
Down East Nature Tours are typically 4 hours long and can be shorter or longer depending on the focus. Each field trip starts where your staying and there are no set departure times but typically anytime from 8:00 AM to... More
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