Atlantic Puffin & Lobster Overnight II
July 9 @ 5:00 pm - July 10 @ 2:30 pm
Enjoy a dinner of locally caught lobster followed by an evening presentation on seabird conservation in Maine, including an identification primer for the next day’s boat tour to Petit Manan Island. See Atlantic Puffins and other seabirds at close photographic range, and practice counting Common Eider and two species of terns. After returning to the mainland, reflect on the experience over a boxed lunch back at the Schoodic Institute campus.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, participants must provide their own ground transportation to and from Schoodic Institute and during all field trips. All field trips will be caravan style. All participants must wear a facial mask that covers nose and mouth during all tour activities, especially when social distancing is not possible. Changes to the status of COVID-19 precautions are monitored closely by Schoodic Institute and are subject to the guidance of the Maine CDC (and U.S. CDC).
Participants should bring binoculars. A camera (optional) can be fun as all tours are fairly scenic. Spotting scopes are useful but optional and your guide will provide one for group use, as well as guidebooks. None of the tours require strenuous hiking. Birding will be slow moving 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.
Should You Need to Cancel Your Event Registration
There is a $35 processing fee for any cancellation made 15 days or more prior to the conference date. No refunds will be given for cancellations within 14 days of the conference date.