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Birding Coastal Newfoundland: Sea Bird Capital of North America

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9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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. 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.
Newfoundland offers one of the best pelagic birding experiences, boasting vast coastal and island nesting colonies of more than 35 million seabirds. Join birding experts for an intimate exploration of globally significant seabird capitals, search for whales and glistening Arctic icebergs in coastal waters, and hike atop rugged cliffs and in boreal forests.


• Experience the incredible wildlife of Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve, the most accessible seabird rookery in North America.
• Explore Witless Bay Ecological Reserve by boat — a breathtaking encounter with the largest Atlantic Puffin colony in North America, the second largest Leach's Storm Petrel colony in the world!
• Indulge in a traditional gourmet picnic lunch at the historic Ferryland Lighthouse. Ferryland has a fairly deep bay, so frequently you can see whales breeching and blowing right from your cozy spot on the shore.

Program Notes

So you can get the most out of your experience, all of our birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1. Road Scholar birding programs are conducted in accordance with the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles over uneven ground; some stairs, and standing for long periods.

Itinerary Summary

Independent arrival St. John’s, 2 nights; coach to Trepassey, 1 night; coach to St. Bride's, 2 nights; coach to Port Union, 2 nights; coach to St. John's, 1 night; independent departure.

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8 nights of accommodations
21 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
1 Performances


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