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Birding Bermuda: Endemics and Migrants on an Oceanic Island

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Program #15869RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Bermuda is a low lying island with gentle hills so high elevations are not a problem.

Itinerary for Oct 28 — Nov 3, 2013

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Type: Campus/Dorm

Contact info:
Ferry Reach
St. Georges, GE 01 Bermuda
phone: +4412971880
web: www.bios.edu

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $71 per person.
Rooms are available post-program only - additional nights prior to the program cannot be accommodated. Three additional nights allowed at special price. After that, regular rates and availability apply.\ * Prices subject to change


Day One: Monday, October 28 - Arrivals/Orientation
Lunch: No lunch served

Afternoon: Participants will arrive throughout the afternoon and check in. Tea and Coffee are available.

Dinner: Dinner at BIOS

Evening: Orientation with Road Scholar Coordinator and introductions

Lodging: BIOS (Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences)

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Contact info:
Ferry Reach
St. Georges, GE 01 Bermuda
phone: +4412971880
web: www.bios.edu

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $71 per person.
Rooms are available post-program only - additional nights prior to the program cannot be accommodated. Three additional nights allowed at special price. After that, regular rates and availability apply.\ * Prices subject to change


Day Two: Tuesday, October 29 - Spittal Pond
Note: 1.5 mile walk

Breakfast: Breakfast at BIOS

Morning: Hike to Ferry Point Park followed by a lecture on Birding in Bermuda

Lunch: Lunch at BIOS

Afternoon: A guided tour of Spittal Pond bird sanctuary. Hiking over some uneven ground, approximately 2 miles. Return to BIOS for a wine and cheese reception.

Dinner: Dinner at BIOS

Evening: Lecture and movie on the restoration of Bermuda's national bird, the Cahow (Bermuda Petrel).

Lodging: BIOS (Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Contact info:
Ferry Reach
St. Georges, GE 01 Bermuda
phone: +4412971880
web: www.bios.edu

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $71 per person.
Rooms are available post-program only - additional nights prior to the program cannot be accommodated. Three additional nights allowed at special price. After that, regular rates and availability apply.\ * Prices subject to change


Day Three: Wednesday, October 30 - Golf courses for waterfoul
Note: 1.5 mile walk

Breakfast: Breakfast at BIOS

Morning: Coach tour of Eastern end of island to spot migrants and natives in the grasslands, mudflats and cliffs. Time for a swim in a cove before lunch!

Lunch: Lunch at BIOS

Afternoon: Tour of Paget Marsh: easy hike along raised boardwalk through mangrove and sawgrass habitats.

Dinner: Dinner at BIOS

Evening: Evening boat trip to look for seabirds and possibly a glimpse of a cahow.

Lodging: BIOS (Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Contact info:
Ferry Reach
St. Georges, GE 01 Bermuda
phone: +4412971880
web: www.bios.edu

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $71 per person.
Rooms are available post-program only - additional nights prior to the program cannot be accommodated. Three additional nights allowed at special price. After that, regular rates and availability apply.\ * Prices subject to change


Day Four: Thursday, October 31 - Boat ride for cahow spotting
Note: offshore boat ride

Breakfast: Breakfast at BIOS

Morning: Day Trip Reserve Birding

Lunch: Lunch at BIOS

Afternoon: Tour of scientific facilities at BIOS with explanation of current research. Following this, we move to the Olde Towne of St. George to explore the historic sites there.

Dinner: Dinner at BIOS

Evening: Field trip to Coopers Island or other nature reserve to view migratory birds in the early evening.

Lodging: BIOS (Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Contact info:
Ferry Reach
St. Georges, GE 01 Bermuda
phone: +4412971880
web: www.bios.edu

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $71 per person.
Rooms are available post-program only - additional nights prior to the program cannot be accommodated. Three additional nights allowed at special price. After that, regular rates and availability apply.\ * Prices subject to change


Day Five: Friday, November 01 - Coopers Island Nature reserve
Note: 1.5 mile walk with hills at Royal Navy Dockyard

Breakfast: Breakfast at BIOS

Morning: Coach to Western end of island to explore Fort Scaur and Somerset Long Bay. Shorebirds and warblers may be found in these areas and nearby reserve land.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at the Royal Naval Dockyard.

Afternoon: Explore the Maritime Museumm Dolphin Quest and the Craft Market, all situated in the Dockyard. Coach return to BIOS.

Dinner: Dinner at BIOS

Evening: Free evening! Time to explore the birding potential of the BIOS grounds or to move further afield.

Lodging: BIOS (Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Contact info:
Ferry Reach
St. Georges, GE 01 Bermuda
phone: +4412971880
web: www.bios.edu

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $71 per person.
Rooms are available post-program only - additional nights prior to the program cannot be accommodated. Three additional nights allowed at special price. After that, regular rates and availability apply.\ * Prices subject to change


Day Six: Saturday, November 02 - Closing Night
Breakfast: Breakfast at BIOS

Morning: Bus to Bermuda's capital, Hamilton, to see museums, art galleries or to visit shops.

Lunch: Picnic lunch in Par La Ville park, Hamilton

Afternoon: Bus to a south shore beach to view shore birds or to swim if conditions allow.

Dinner: Farewell Banquet at BIOS

Evening: Culmination of program, opportunity to share birding lists from this trip and others.

Lodging: BIOS (Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Sunday, November 03 - Morning at Leisure/Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at BIOS

Morning: No activities planned. Prepare to depart.

Lunch: Packed lunch provided in the morning

Afternoon: Farewells!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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6 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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