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Nantucket Island Winter Birding Weekend

Sponsored by Ipswich River
January 15, 2021 (Friday)-January 17, 2021 (Sunday) (3 days)


Nantucket Island, Massachusetts


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




Cost has not been finalized for this trip. Call for pricing.
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Join us for a birding adventure to historic Nantucket Island. The heathlands, moors, vast beaches, and rolling ocean surf are captivating in the winter light, and, with the island pleasantly deserted, it's the perfect time for our visit. Long-tailed Ducks, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, winter off the Nantucket Shoals. Rafts of other seabirds including ducks, loons, alcids, and grebes can be observed from many vantage points. On previous trips, we have seen large numbers of Northern Gannets diving offshore, and have found unusual species such as Lesser Black-backed and Black-headed gulls, Eurasion Wigeon, and even a Painted Bunting. We'll also focus on the island's owls and look and listen for Barn, Short-eared, Snowy, and Saw-whet owls. This is an ideal trip for both beginning and experienced birders.

Instructions and Directions:

A $150 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit is required upon registration. The fee includes all ground transportation, lodging, entrance fees, and ferry. Meals are not included. Single-room supplement: TBD. For an itinerary or more information, call 978-887-9264 or email Cancellations made within 30 days of departure cannot be refunded or credited unless we can fill your space. Payment in full is required after December 4.

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