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Join us as we charter a boat to Machias Seal Island to look for nesting Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Common Murres, and Arctic Tern, and explore numerous locations in scenic Washington County for boreal species such as Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, Black-backed Woodpecker, crossbills, Olive-sided Flycatcher, and nesting warblers. We will also bird marshes for nesting Black Terns and Nelson’s and Saltmarsh Sparrows and search for Upland Sandpipers and other birds in the area’s extensive blueberry barrens.Four day trip to the Machias area in Maine. Arriving in Machias on Thursday afternoon, 7/4 and departing for home on the morning of Sunday, July 7.

This trip fills quickly, so sign up now to Id Giriunas, the trip organizer.

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. This trip is limited to 16 participants. Please contact Ida to inquire about availability or being added to the wait list.

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Birding 101 | Conservation Series | Limited Mobility | Pelagic | Meeting

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