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Fundy Spring and Fall Migrations: Birding on Grand Manan Island

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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.
Grand Manan is internationally renowned as a bird watcher’s paradise, still teeming with the myriad bird species that captivated J.J. Audubon in 1833. On this field trip-based program, study the seasonal migrants of the Grand Manan archipelago, and round out your week of learning with a visit to the Alan Moses Bird Collection at the island museum.


• Experience a six-hour boat trip among the outer islands to study seasonal migratory birds.
• Field trips unveil the Anchorage Bird Sanctuary, the beaches and ponds of White Head Island, Castalia Marsh Sanctuary and more.
• Local interpreters and experts deliver up-close encounters with birds, sea life and the inter-tidal zone.

Program Notes

All Marathon Inn programs include round-trip transfers from St John with pick-up/drop off at airport or hotels. 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 one mile. Must be able to board and disembark vessel. Bring your own binoculars for birding.

Date Notes
This program week includes one boat trip to seek pelagic birds.5/22/2016
This program week includes one boat trip to seek pelagic birds.8/21/2016
This program week includes a six hour trip to the outeur islands to study seasonal migratory birds and an additional trip to Kent Island to view nesting petrels9/4/2016
This program week includes one pelagic boat trip and one boat trip to seek nesting petrels on Kent Island.

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips


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