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GRAND MANAN ISLAND, NEW BRUNSWICK

Fundy Spring and Fall Migrations: Birding on Grand Manan Island

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Program #5377RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Itinerary for Sep 1 — Sep 7, 2013

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Type: Inn

Description: Century old inn; period furnishings; large verandah overlooking gardens, scenic Flagg's Cove and Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundy tides); walk to the "Hole in the Wall, Swallowtail Light or just stroll through North Head village.

Contact info:
19 Marathon Lane
Grand Manan, NB E5G 3A4 Canada
phone: 888-660-8488
web: www.angelfire.com/biz2/marathon

Room amenities: private bath, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Inground, solar heated swimming pool, tennis court, bird feeding stations **Free internet,& free long distance calling anywhere in North America**

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

Additional nights before: $74.00- $109.00 Canadian.
Pre-booking required.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 01 - Arrivals and "Birds of Atlantic Canada"
Arrive To: Check in, registration

Dinner: Dinner in main dining room

Evening: Orientation in Annex Lounge; birding orientation: slide/lecture format with group leader Roger Burrows, BSC, wildlife consultant & naturalist with considerable experience providing avifaunal surveys,shorebird surveys, breeding bird surveys, shoreline surveys, field studies & technical reports in Atlantic Canada; published author of several books including Birds of Atlantic Canada (Lone Pine Press).

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Century old inn; period furnishings; large verandah overlooking gardens, scenic Flagg's Cove and Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundy tides); walk to the "Hole in the Wall, Swallowtail Light or just stroll through North Head village.

Contact info:
19 Marathon Lane
Grand Manan, NB E5G 3A4 Canada
phone: 888-660-8488
web: www.angelfire.com/biz2/marathon

Room amenities: private bath, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Inground, solar heated swimming pool, tennis court, bird feeding stations **Free internet,& free long distance calling anywhere in North America**

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

Additional nights before: $74.00- $109.00 Canadian.
Pre-booking required.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 02 - Birding Boat Trip, "Pelagic Birds"
Breakfast: Optional 6am coffee at the Inn and birding walk before breakfast.

Hot or cold cereal, fruit, hot entree (cook's choice; changes daily) juice, coffee, tea.

Morning: Boat trip around Archipelago to seek seabirds such as Puffins, Razorbills, Common Murres, Black Guillemots, Greater, Sooty & Manx Shearwaters, Leach's & Wilson's Storm Petrels, gulls including Bonapartes & Black-legged Kittiwakes. Watch for Humpback, Minke, Fin and the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale (waters off Grand Manan Island are the breeding ground of this great leviathon in August).

Lunch: Bag lunch provided by inn

Afternoon: Continuation of boat trip

Dinner: At inn: set appetizer & dessert (made fresh daily); choice of fresh catch of the day or meat entree daily, preorder after breakfast each day

Evening: Pelagic birds: slide/lecture format by the managing director of the Grand Manan Whale & Seabird Research Station

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Inn

Description: Century old inn; period furnishings; large verandah overlooking gardens, scenic Flagg's Cove and Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundy tides); walk to the "Hole in the Wall, Swallowtail Light or just stroll through North Head village.

Contact info:
19 Marathon Lane
Grand Manan, NB E5G 3A4 Canada
phone: 888-660-8488
web: www.angelfire.com/biz2/marathon

Room amenities: private bath, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Inground, solar heated swimming pool, tennis court, bird feeding stations **Free internet,& free long distance calling anywhere in North America**

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

Additional nights before: $74.00- $109.00 Canadian.
Pre-booking required.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 03 - Whitehead Island, Seabird Research Station
Breakfast: Optional 6am coffee at the Inn and birding walk before breakfast.

Hot or cold cereal, fruit, hot entree (cook's choice; changes daily) juice, coffee, tea.

Morning: Field trip by barge ferry to Whitehead Island to seek southbound adult & juvenal shorebirds ..... lots of plovers & sandpipers, possibility of ruddy turnstones, whimbrels & redknots, variety of gulls

Lunch: Bag lunch provided by inn

Afternoon: Continuation of field trip

Dinner: At inn: set appetizer & dessert (made fresh daily); choice of fresh catch of the day or meat entree daily, preorder after breakfast each day.

Evening: Field trip to Whale & Seabird Research Station

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Inn

Description: Century old inn; period furnishings; large verandah overlooking gardens, scenic Flagg's Cove and Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundy tides); walk to the "Hole in the Wall, Swallowtail Light or just stroll through North Head village.

Contact info:
19 Marathon Lane
Grand Manan, NB E5G 3A4 Canada
phone: 888-660-8488
web: www.angelfire.com/biz2/marathon

Room amenities: private bath, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Inground, solar heated swimming pool, tennis court, bird feeding stations **Free internet,& free long distance calling anywhere in North America**

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

Additional nights before: $74.00- $109.00 Canadian.
Pre-booking required.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, September 04 - Birding Boat Trip, Whistle Light Station at Sunse...
Breakfast: Optional 6am coffee at the Inn and birding walk before breakfast.

Hot or cold cereal, fruit, hot entree (cook's choice; changes daily) juice, coffee, tea.

Morning: Second Archipelago boat trip: more whales & seabirds!!

Lunch: Bag lunch provided by inn

Afternoon: Continuation of boat trip

Dinner: At inn: set appetizer & dessert (made fresh daily); choice of fresh catch of the day or meat entree daily, preorder after breakfast each day.

Evening: Birding & sunset at the Whistle Light Station viewing platform perched on a cliff top over looking the beautiful Bay of Fundy ...... land birds plus possibility to view seals and whales from shore!

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Inn

Description: Century old inn; period furnishings; large verandah overlooking gardens, scenic Flagg's Cove and Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundy tides); walk to the "Hole in the Wall, Swallowtail Light or just stroll through North Head village.

Contact info:
19 Marathon Lane
Grand Manan, NB E5G 3A4 Canada
phone: 888-660-8488
web: www.angelfire.com/biz2/marathon

Room amenities: private bath, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Inground, solar heated swimming pool, tennis court, bird feeding stations **Free internet,& free long distance calling anywhere in North America**

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

Additional nights before: $74.00- $109.00 Canadian.
Pre-booking required.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, September 05 - Land Birding Field Trip, Grand Manan Museum
Breakfast: Optional 6am coffee at the Inn and birding walk before breakfast.

Hot or cold cereal, fruit, hot entree (cook's choice; changes daily) juice, coffee, tea.

Morning: Field trip to seek land birds such as later flycatchers, vireos, thrushes, Cedar Wax Wings, & most wood warblers in non breeding plumage, a few early sparrows & breeding ducks

Lunch: At inn

Afternoon: Guided visit to Grand Manan Museum (includes fisheries & geology exhibit); also home of of the renowned Alan Moses bird collection; many local cultural artifacts.

Dinner: At inn: set appetizer & dessert (made fresh daily); choice of fresh catch of the day or meat entree daily, preorder after breakfast each day.

Evening: Free Evening

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Inn

Description: Century old inn; period furnishings; large verandah overlooking gardens, scenic Flagg's Cove and Fishers' Wharf ( watch working fishing boats arrive and depart; see the ebb and flow of world famous Bay of Fundy tides); walk to the "Hole in the Wall, Swallowtail Light or just stroll through North Head village.

Contact info:
19 Marathon Lane
Grand Manan, NB E5G 3A4 Canada
phone: 888-660-8488
web: www.angelfire.com/biz2/marathon

Room amenities: private bath, hair dryers

Facility amenities: Inground, solar heated swimming pool, tennis court, bird feeding stations **Free internet,& free long distance calling anywhere in North America**

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

Additional nights before: $74.00- $109.00 Canadian.
Pre-booking required.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, September 06 - Lifestyle and Culture of a Fishing Community
Breakfast: Optional 6am coffee at the Inn and birding walk before breakfast.

Hot or cold cereal, fruit, hot entree (cook's choice; changes daily) juice, coffee, tea.

Morning: Field trip to visit and learn about various aspects of the fishing industry past and present, reflecting the culture and lifestyle of a fishing island. Visit lobster pounds, smoked herring stands, dulsing operations, boat building,salt fish operation, visit a small fishers' supply store.

Lunch: At inn

Afternoon: Free afternoon

Dinner: Choice of lobster or steak dinner

Evening: Graduation & Farewell Get Together

Lodging: Marathon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Seven: Saturday, September 07 - Farewells and Departure
Breakfast: Continental breakfast at 6:15 am for those who wish to depart on 7:30 am ferry; full breakfast begins at 7:30 am for remainder

Morning: Please check out by 11:00 am

Meals Included: Breakfast

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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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips

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Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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