Maine: Monhegan Island Weekend
Program Location: Monhegan Island, Maine
Leaders: Carol Decker, Sanctuary Director; Scott Santino, Teacher-Naturalist
Fee: $445 m / $500 nm
Dates: September 23, 2011-September 25, 2011
Join us for a weekend of birding and naturalizing on this beautiful rockbound island. Located 10 miles off the coast of Maine, Monhegan is not only remote and enchanting but also serves as a trap for migrant songbirds. This is the place to be for exciting views of the fall migration. Hawks will be on their flight south, and in past years we have had incredible aerial displays from migrating falcons. We will explore a variety of habitats including freshwater pond, coniferous forest, and rocky shoreline. Seals can be seen from the island, and sighting a whale is always a possibility. We will stay at the Trailing Yew, a rustic iinn situated above Monhegan Harbor.
Instructions and Directions: The fee includes round-trip van transportation from the sanctuary to Port Clyde, a one-hour ferry trip to the island, lodging (double occupancy), most meals, and field instruction. A $75 (per person) nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit is required upon registration. For an itinerary, call 978-887-9264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register at least one month in advance.
For more information:
Please contact Ipswich River, Topsfield at 978-887-9264 or e-mail email@example.com.