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Acadia’s Birds & Whales II

6/26/21 - 6/29/21

This four-day tour is to showcase seabirds, pelagic birds, and whales. By design there will be two different boat trips. The second goes farther out on the Gulf of Maine in search of whales and pelagic birds, normally a five-hour excursion.

This four-day tour is offered to showcase seabirds, pelagic birds, and whales. By design there will be two different boat trips. One gets within close photo range of the puffins and terns of Petit Manan Island, an active seabird nesting colony. The second goes farther out on the expansive waters of the Gulf of Maine in search of whales and pelagic birds, normally a five-hour excursion. We’ll also have ample time to explore a couple of area hotspots in the vicinity of the Schoodic Peninsula to look for some terrestrial specialties such as Spruce Grouse and Upland Sandpiper. Participants should bring binoculars. A camera (optional) can be fun as all tours are fairly scenic. Spotting scopes are useful but optional and your guide will provide one for group use, as well as guidebooks. None of the tours require strenuous hiking. Birding will be slow moving and on level ground. There may be some spots that are muddy, uneven, and slippery, but large boots are unnecessary. Boat tours can be cold and damp. Bring appropriate clothing.

July 26 @ 4:00 pm - July 29 @ 2:00 pm

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