Winged Migration Bird Tour I
August 16 @ 8:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 pm
This tour will spend two nights at the Schoodic Institute surrounded by the mainland portion of Acadia National Park. From here, day trips will venture offshore for pelagic birds and whales, and probe the coastline for a great variety of foraging songbirds. Then, headquarters will shift to the Eastland Motel in Lubec for two nights. This motel is so ideally located, it sits within 15 minutes of Quoddy Head State Park, the South Lubec Sand Flats, Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Maine Coast Heritage Trust trails in the spruce maritime forest, and Canada’s Campobello Island.
Participants should bring binoculars, and this is a scenic tour for photography. Spotting scopes are useful and the guides will provide one for group use, as well as guidebooks and extra binoculars. A passport or other proper identification is required for visiting Campobello. This trip will not require strenuous hiking. Hikes will be slow and on level ground. There may be some spots that are muddy, uneven, and slippery, but large boots are unnecessary. Boat tours can be cold and damp. Bring appropriate clothing.
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Tour is limited to 10 participants to ensure proper attention. Package price includes four nights lodging, all meals from lunch on Day One through lunch on Day Five, guided transportation by 15-passenger van, and boat excursion. Souvenirs and alcoholic beverages excluded.
Accommodations at Schoodic Institute are in spacious, multi-bedroom cottages, with shared living, dining, and bathroom areas. Typically, most visitors to the Institute find this shared arrangement to be roomy. Basic tour fee is $1200 per person, double occupancy in private bedroom with shared bath. However, single supplement and private apartment options are available. Accommodations at the Eastland Motel are private and unshared.