Puffins and Peatlands

Sponsored by Ipswich River
July 8, 2021 (Thursday) - July 11, 2021 (Sunday) (4 days)




Carol Decker - Former Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Director; Scott Santino - Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Ipswich River






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

Take a boat ride to Machias Seal Island, 10 miles off the coast of Maine, to view stunning Atlantic Puffins in their colorful breeding plumage, along with Razorbills, Arctic Terns, and Common Murres. This is the spot to see and photograph Atlantic Puffins up close and personal. In the boreal forests search for nesting warblers, vireos, and thrushes and look for northern specialty birds including Boreal Chickadee, Spruce Grouse, and Canada Jay. Along the coast explore Cobscook Bay and Quoddy Head Light, and scan for seabirds, whales, and dolphins from the cliffs and ledges. This is Down East Maine! You'll thoroughly enjoy the unique ecology of this region, including boreal forests, raised bogs, and an offshore seabird nesting colony.

Instructions and Directions:

A nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit of $150 (per person) must accompany your registration. Fee includes motel accommodations (double occupancy), round-trip van transportation, boat trip, entrance fees, and field instruction. Single-room supplement is an additional $225. Participants must have proof of vaccination. For an itinerary, call 978-887-9264 or email [email protected] Register at least six weeks in advance. Cancellations within 30 days of departure cannot be refunded or credited unless we can fill your space.

Registration is required.
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For more information, contact:

87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA 01983
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.