Monhegan Island Weekend

Sponsored by Ipswich River
September 18, 2020 (Friday)-September 20, 2020 (Sunday) (3 days)


Monhegan Island, Maine


Scott Santino - Teacher-Naturalist, Ipswich River ; Amy Weidensaul - Ipswich River Sanctuary Director






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

Enjoy 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 it 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 charming Monhegan House, operating as a guest house since 1870 and situated in the heart of the village.

Instructions and Directions:

A nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit of $150 (per person) must accompany your registration. The fee includes round-trip van transportation from the sanctuary to Port Clyde, a one-hour ferry trip to and from the island, lodging (double occupancy), most meals, and field instruction. Single room supplement: $100. For an itinerary, call 978-887-9264 or email 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.
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