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Chickadees, Grouse, Puffins and More: A Birder’s Dream in Downeast Maine

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Program #21046RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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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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.
Jennifer from Fairfax Station, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/23/14 - 05/28/14
Birding Campobello Island was a trip to remember! The locations, guides, accommodations, cuisine and transportation were superior. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in viewing wildlife and enjoying scenic views, as well as learning a bit about American history.

Lynne from Highland Park, NJ Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/23/14 - 05/28/14
This is a wonderful opportunity for birders to see springtime migrants, pelagic birds, be with a congenial group and knowledgeable generous leaders, and return to the same accommodations at an interesting historic site with delicious food every evening.

tamara from Brighton, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/23/14 - 05/28/14
The birding Campobello Island program far exceeded our expectations. The accommodations in Prince Cottage were roomy and comfortable, the staff there was helpful and approachable. The birding leaders were there for our group only. Our group of 16 was usually broken into two groups of 8, so seeing birds identified by the experts was easy. Our bird experts were approachable, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The puffins were within arms reach from the blind on the island - perfect!

Kathleen from Fairfax Station, VA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 05/23/14 - 05/28/14
Birding on Campobello Island was truly a beautiful experience. The leaders, program activities and scenery exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend the trip to others.

William from Palo Alto, CA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 05/23/14 - 05/28/14
This part of Maine is very special partly due to the activity of the Bay of Fundy which brings a rich diversity of water loving mammals and birds. Our leaders introduced us to this rich environment and made adjustments on the spot due to changes in weather forecast. One trip to see Puffins was moved up a day to avoid a rain storm. For West Coast people, like us, it was a chance to see many birds not found in our state.

Martha from Jarrettsville, MD Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 05/23/14 - 05/28/14
The Campobello Island birding trip is great. I loved seeing the Puffins (spring only), but the entire experience was wonderful. Birding in many different habitats and seeing so many birds really well (including Warblers) was a definite bonus. And, the connection of the island with the Roosevelt's was a bonus. Wonderful leaders, beautiful area--I loved it!

Sharon from Davis, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/25/13 - 08/30/13
Timing wasn't the greatest to catch the fall migration (too early). But the leaders were great and we had great quality just not quantity. Right whale sighting was fantastic.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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