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. . . . . 2017 TOUR SCHEDULE . . . . .



MONHEGAN ISLAND, MAINE

One of the Best Vagrant & Migrant Traps on the East Coast!!
25 September 2017 - 29 September 2017, 5 days & 4 nights

Monhegan is a small, picturesque island of 1.5 square-miles that lies ten miles off the coast of central Maine. It is a prime stopover for southbound migrants and vagrants blown offshore, especially with the passage of a high-pressure system and the ensuing northwest winds. It can be expected to produce an excellent sampling of eastern North American migrants, with a fair chance for a few western and southern vagrants. Previous excellent finds include Magnificent Frigatebird (!), Red-headed Woodpecker, Eastern & Western Kingbirds, Say's Phoebe (!!), Golden-winged Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Clay-colored and Lark Sparrows, and Red and White-winged Crossbills. We found a Black Skimmer on the 2010 tour. We'll watch for warblers and thrushes, finches and sparrows, and falcons and accipiters as we walk the island's 17 miles of trails and check favored locations such as the Ice Pond, Lobster Cove, and Burnt Head. Seabirds including jaegers, shearwaters, and Northern Gannet are possible as we scan from the rocky headlands and during our one-hour boat ride from the mainland. All four nights are in the same lodge on Monhegan. Go on both the Grand Manan (New Brunswick) and the Monhegan Tour, and the room and meals on the day between the two tours are FREE! The Grand Manan Tour is described separately, under New Brunswick.  Bob Schutsky will be your tour leader. On both tours we will take a maximum of seven participants. On rare occasion we may extend the maximum to ten participants.

Price: $2075.00 from Bangor, Maine    

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