For: Bicknell’s Thrush, Boreal Chickadee, Canada Jay, Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, coastal alcids, and (hopefully) pelagics.
Leaders: Michael Blust (802-345-8612, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Note1: The primary target for this trip is the Bicknell’s Thrush. We will join banders from The Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) atop Mt. Mansfield on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning to hopefully see this thrush in the wild and in the hand. Following this we head to the northeast area of Vermont, known as the Northeast Kingdom, to try for any boreal specialties that may still be evident despite it being mid-breeding season when they tend to be quieter. Moose Bog will be our place of focus. Finally we head to the coast of Maine for breeding birds such as Common Eider and Black Guillemot . If the schedule works out we will do a whale-watch/pelagic trip with the possibility of seeing Atlantic Puffins, shearwaters, and other near-coastal pelagics.
Note2: This trip will be limited to 10 participants. Early registration with the leader is important. If you are interested in doing this trip, even if you are not sure, please let the leader know as soon as possible so we save the correct number and mix of rooms before they sell out. There is time to cancel the reservations if you change your mind, but may not be a chance to add any if you decide to go last minute.
Maine Birding Trail: Pelagics and Whales