Puffins and Peatlands

Sponsored by Ipswich River and North River
July 11, 2019 (Thursday) - July 14, 2019 (Sunday) (3 days)




Susan MacCallum - Director, South Shore Sanctuaries; Carol Decker - Former Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Director






Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Travel east of Frenchman Bay in Maine, and you will see a change in the woodlands and coastline. Spruce, fir, and tamarack become the dominant species, the ocean shore is rough and rocky, and extensive mudflats are exposed as a result of the 15- to 20-foot tides. This is Down East Maine! Join us as we explore the unique ecology of this region, including boreal forests, raised bogs, and an offshore seabird nesting colony.
We'll visit Machias Seal Island, 10 miles from the mainland, to view Atlantic puffins in their colorful breeding plumage, along with razorbills, nesting Arctic terns, and common murres. This is the spot to see and photograph Atlantic puffins up close and personal. In addition to searching for boreal nesting birds, we will explore Cobscook Bay and Quoddy Head Light, scanning for seabirds, whales, and dolphins from the cliffs and ledges.

Instructions and Directions:

A nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit of $150 per person must accompany your registration. The fee includes motel accommodations (double occupancy), round-trip van transportation, entrance fees, and field instruction. Single room supplement: $190. Participants must have a passport to enter Canada. For an itinerary, call 978-887-9264 or email ipswichriver@massaudubon.org. Please register at least 6 weeks in advance. Cancellations made within 30 days of departure cannot be refunded or credited unless we can fill your space.

Registration is required.
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

2000 Main Street
Marshfield, MA 02050