Puffins and Peatlands

July 13, 2023 (Thursday) - July 16, 2023 (Sunday) (4 days)




Carol Decker - Former Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Director
Scott Santino - Statewide Trips, Travel and Certificate Programs Manager






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

Take a private charter boat to Petit Manan Island off the coast of Winter Harbor in Maine to view stunning Atlantic Puffins in their beautiful breeding colors. From our boat, we'll see and photograph Atlantic Puffins along with a variety of other seabirds, including Razorbills, Arctic Terns, Common Murres, and more. While exploring the boreal forests, we'll look and listen for nesting warblers, vireos, flycatchers, and thrushes. It's possible to also find northern specialty birds such as Boreal Chickadees, Spruce Grouses, and Canada Jays. Along the coast, have a look in Cobscook Bay and from Quoddy Head Light to scan for seabirds, seals, whales, and dolphins. Enjoy the unique wildlands of this region, including boreal forests, raised bogs, and an offshore seabird nesting colony.

Instructions and Directions:

Space is limited. A nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit of $150 per person must accompany registration. Final payment is due June 8. Fee includes hotel accommodations, round-trip van transportation, two picnic lunches, privately chartered boat to Petit Manan Island, interpretive materials, and field instruction. Participants are responsible for most meals, snacks, tips, and personal items.

Please call 978-887-9264 to register. Online registration is unavailable for this program. Call or email [email protected] for an itinerary. Cancellations within 30 days of departure cannot be refunded or credited unless we can fill your space.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Email [email protected] for more information.