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Seabirding and Pelagic Boat Trip in Cape Ann, Mass.

March 1 @ 4:00 PM - March 3 @ 5:00 PM

$425

Seabirding and Pelagic Boat Trip in Cape Ann, Mass.
March 1  (4 pm) to March 3 (5 pm)
$425 ($75 single supplement)

Cape Ann, Massachusetts, is a worldwide destination for winter birds and birders. We’ll depart NBNC on Friday evening and overnight in Gloucester, MA. On Saturday, we’ll head out on a pelagic boat trip to one of New England’s most productive marine habitats, the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. With expert pelagic guides, we’ll search for hard-to-find offshore regulars like Razorbills, Dovekies, Common and Thick-billed Murres, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Atlantic Puffins, Scoters, and maybe even Skuas.

Our search then continues from land on Saturday afternoon as we canvas the coastline for Iceland and Glaucous Gulls, King Eiders, Purple Sandpipers, Harlequin Ducks, and much more. Sunday morning includes even more coastal birding around Cape Ann and nearby Plum Island. We arrive back in Montpelier on Sunday late afternoon. Led by NBNC staff naturalist Sean Beckett. Sign up early – space is limited!

Fee: $425 (single occupancy is an additional $75). Includes all lodging, all transportation, boat registration fees, shared spotting scopes

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Highlights from NBNC’s 2018 Cape Ann Coastal and Pelagic Seabirding Trip

Bird list from NBNC’s 2018 Cape Ann Coastal and Pelagic Seabirding Trip:

  1. Brant
  2. Canada Goose
  3. Gadwall
  4. Mallard
  5. American Black Duck
  6. Green-winged  Teal
  7. Ring-necked Duck
  8. Greater Scaup
  9. King Eider
  10. Common  Eider
  11. Harlequin Duck
  12. Surf Scoter
  13. White-winged Scoter
  14. Black Scoter
  15. Long-tailed Duck
  16. Bufflehead
  17. Common Goldeneye
  18. Red-breasted Merganser
  19. Wild Turkey
  20. Red-throated Loon
  21. Common Loon
  22. Horned Grebe
  23. Red-necked Grebe
  24. Northern Gannet
  25. Great Cormorant
  26. Cooper’s Hawk
  27. Red-tailed Hawk
  28. Killdeer
  29. Purple Sandpiper
  30. Common Murre
  31. Thick-billed Murre
  32. Razorbill
  33. Black Guillemot
  34. Dovekie
  35. Black-legged Kittiwake
  36. Ring-billed Gull
  37. Herring Gull
  38. Iceland Gull
  39. Glaucous Gull
  40. Great Black-backed Gull
  41. Rock Pigeon
  42. Mourning Dove
  43. Downy Woodpecker
  44. Blue Jay
  45. American Crow
  46. Fish Crow
  47. White-breasted Nuthatch
  48. American Robin
  49. European Starling
  50. Song Sparrow
  51. Northern Cardinal
  52. Red-winged Blackbird
  53. Common Grackle
  54. House Finch
  55. House Sparrow

 

Details

Start:
March 1 @ 4:00 PM
End:
March 3 @ 5:00 PM
Cost:
$425
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Venue

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602