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New England

Bird the ruggedly beautiful northern Atlantic coast region where our adventure begins looking for Bicknell’s Thrush on Mt. Washington. Wood warblers are always a delight and we will see many such as Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Bay-breasted, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Prairie, and Canada. In the coniferous forests of Maine we will search for Boreal Chickadee and the elusive Spruce Grouse. Highlights include the rocky beaches and craggy coastline of Acadia National Park and a trip out of Bar Harbor to see whales and Atlantic Puffin.


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In New Hampshire, we will visit the White Mountains and Mt. Washington, the highest point in the northeast and windiest place in the US. We’ll hope to see Bicknell’s Thrush there.

From there we will move into Maine where we will spend the majority of our time. At Scarborough Marsh we will look for Nelson’s and Saltmarsh Sparrows, Least and Roseate Tern and American Oystercatcher. At Kennebunk Plains our targets will be Upland Sandpiper, Vesper and Grasshopper Sparrow. Stamina permitting, we will bird at night for the Eastern Whip-poor-will.

Another highlight will be Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. We will also be taking a whale watch and puffin trip out of Bar Harbor.

We will look for all the eastern warblers in their appropriate habitat including: Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Bay-breasted, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Prairie, and Canada. Scarlet Tanager, Yellow-throated, Philadelphia Vireo, both Yellow-billed and Black-billed Cuckoo, Baltimore Oriole and Rose-breasted Grosbeak will be target species.

In far northeastern Maine we will search for boreal species like Boreal Chickadee, the elusive Spruce Grouse, and Palm Warbler.

On our last day before heading to the airport we will make a stop at Plum Island one of the most famous birding locales along the east coast. If we haven’t seen a Woodcock until then, we will give in another try there!

Trip Details

  • Trip leader: Stefan Schlick and Don Cogswell
  • Early Bird discount: $2,795 members / $3,095 non-members
  • Deposit: $1,400
  • Single supplement: TBD
  • Group size: Limited to 14 participants

Trip fees include all ground transportation, double-occupancy lodging, breakfast/lunch/non-alcoholic beverages/snacks, tips for meals/drivers/porters/local guides, trip materials, entrance fees, excursions, and the services of your skilled leader(s). 

Trip fees do not include airfares, dinners, and alcoholic beverages.


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