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Down East Birdwatching and Nature Tours

39 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1874
+1 207-288-8128
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if interested in birding, whether novice or expert, book this w/Mike

Amazing experience -- we saw 40 different species, and Mike drove us in his van to 5-6 different... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bangor, Maine
Birdwatching AND backroads tour of the Island

Mike Good (Birdman) picked up five of us one morning and hit the trails only a local with... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Bethesda, Maryland
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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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“his knowledge” (10 reviews)
“bird calls” (5 reviews)
39 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1874
+1 207-288-8128
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank billwoodmd
Michael G, Owner at Down East Birdwatching and Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 3 October 2016

Mike Good (Birdman) picked up five of us one morning and hit the trails only a local with permissions from friendly landowners could take us to. We had 15 birds on the first stop because he identifies their calls first so we know what to...More

3  Thank TacyTelego
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Michael is someone with emense passion for his environement and you can't help but get carried along. By the end of the tour, not only have you seen many birds, but you feel connected with the ecology and the history of the Island. We went...More

1  Thank Simon M
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Michael Good is a professional, experienced birder, yet it felt like I was out with an old friend. He showed me great birds (Golden-crowned Kinglet, Merlin, White-winged Scoter) in several unique environments, was able to help me with field marks, and tailored the tour to...More

1  Thank P S
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My wife and I are more bird enthusiasts than experts. We had a great time with Mike on a private tour. We went to the top of Cadillac Mountain before the crowds arrived and saw robins, red-breasted nuthatches, eastern towhees, black-capped chickadees, eastern phoebes, blue-headed...More

Thank atomiccooker
Michael G, Owner at Down East Birdwatching and Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

I am happy that the tour was excellent. Thank you taking the time to understand Gulf of Maine ornithology. Letting everyone know that we do have signage and are located at 39 Cottage Street in Bar Harbor. My signage is limited by local Land Use...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Michael Good's love of birding teaches everyone to also love and promote a healthy environment. Kestrels, golden crown kinglet, eider and a flock of cedar wax wings! We travel to several locations to see a broad range of birds!

1  Thank Jones1955
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Michael provided a great age appropriate tour of MDI's nature history ecology and birds. He was flexible and made adjustments for inclement weather. He has in depth knowledge of the area and birds. There were things for our 4 & 7 year old to enjoy...More

1  Thank Ctdoglover
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We really cannot say enough about how enjoyable our tour experience was. Michael Good is extremely knowledgeable, engaging, and helpful in every way. We visited six places in over four hours, and saw a variety of habitats and birds. In addition to birdwatching, he pointed...More

1  Thank VeazieMDI
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Michael Goode is passionate about nature, ecology and birds. We had a private tour that exceeded our expectations. The fauna and flora of Mt. Desert Island was revealed to us by this excellent guide. We highly recommend Down East Nature tours for an introduction to...More

1  Thank Lillyatl
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Michael really made the experience exceptional. He was a superb guide, unbelievably knowledgeable, very helpful (and patient!), and great company. His ability to spot and accurately identify birds and other wildlife in the field is quite remarkable. We were delighted with the trip and look...More

2  Thank valvarez111
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is the cost of the tour? How should I dress for the tour?
12 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
Length of tour, departure times, where to pick up? How far from cruise ship dockings?
7 August 2016|
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