Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, July 14

Puffins and Peatlands


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.

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Puffin © MaryLou Vozzella
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2024 - Sun, Jul 14, 2024


  • Adult Members $1225
  • Adult Nonmembers $1325


  • Carol Decker - Former Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Director

  • Scott Santino - Statewide Trips, Travel and Certificate Programs Manager


Space is limited. A nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit of $150 per person must accompany registration. Final payment is due June 6. 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 781-259-2151 (option 3 for trips) 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.