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Puffin & Warbler Overnight
May 21 @ 5:00 pm - May 22 @ 2:30 pm
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Join Seth Benz, Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Program Director, for an in-depth look at the ecology of an active seabird colony, and a boat tour to see Atlantic Puffins. This special guided program includes dinner and evening presentation on Day 1. Day 2 features an optional morning bird walk, breakfast, and a three-hour cruise to see puffins and other birds at Petit Manan Island, followed by a boxed lunch on the Schoodic Institute campus. In addition to circumnavigating the seabird island, the boat tour will visit a seal basking ledge, pass by a Double-crested Cormorant nesting colony, and search for an active Bald Eagle nest.
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.