Machias Seal Island and Eastern Maine

Sponsored by Joppa Flats
June 8, 2019 (Saturday) - June 10, 2019 (Monday) (2 days)


Machias Seal Island


Bill Gette - Joppa Flats Founding Director; Dave Williams - Birder's Certificate Program graduate






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A trip to Machias Seal Island and eastern Maine during nesting season is a fantastic experience! During our program, we plan to visit Machias Seal Island, the Deblois Blueberry Barrens, Quoddy Head State Park, and many other sites in the way-down east area which are excellent for birding.
Machias Seal Island is famous as a nesting colony for seabirds, including Atlantic Puffin, Common Murre, and Razorbill. The Deblois Blueberry Barrens, Quoddy Head, and the Cutler area are noted for a wide variety of land birds including Upland Sandpiper, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Boreal Chickadee, and Nelson's Sparrow. Throughout our trip, we will encounter many warblers, and to see and hear them when they are in full song on their nesting grounds is a wonderful experience!

This will be our 33rd trip to Machias Seal Island. During our 32 previous trips, we have seen a total of 204 species of birds and a variety of mammals (e.g., Harbor and Gray seals, Moose, Harbor Porpoise).
The listed fees are for double occupancy and include the boat trip to Machias Seal Island. A single-room supplement is available for an additional $200. For a detailed brochure, please call 978-462-9998 or email

Please note that an error was made in the North Shore, January-April 2019 catalog. These are the correct dates for our trip to Machias Seal Island & Eastern Maine. We apologize for the mistake.

Instructions and Directions:

Final payment is due May 10. Leaders will send out trip materials after final payment is received, approximately two weeks prior to the trip's start date. 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:

1 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950