Join us on our annual trip to Machias area in Downeast Maine to see Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Common Murres, and Arctic Terns. We also tour beautiful coastlands and boreal forests in search of nesting warblers and boreal specialties such as Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, and Black-backed Woodpeckers. We explore the cranberry barrens, marshes, and coastal wetlands for other species such as Sandhill Crane, Black Terns, Nelson’s Sparrow, Upland Sandpiper, and potential rarities.
We begin our trip looking for the near-annual Little Egret near the meeting location. If interested in carpooling, please contact one of the leaders to coordinate.
The cost of the trip is $185.00 per person for BBC members ($200 for non-members), which includes the boat trip but not lodging, or food.
Note on Limited Mobility: We don’t have any technical or rugged hiking, however we are on our feet a lot looking for boreal species, which can add up to several miles of walking per day. The boat landing on Machias can be slippery and treacherous, but participants can safely stay on the boat and still encounter all the breeding birds at close range if they are concerned about the landing. If you have specific questions or concerns about the physical demands of this trip, please contact one of the leaders in advance. This trip is limited to 16 participants. Please conracr David to inquire about availability or being added to the wait list.
Gilsland Audubon Center in Falmouth, Maine (20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME) 12:00 AM