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Songbirds and other Winged Wonders of the St. Andrews Area and Quoddy Region

5 days / 4 nights / 11 meals
September 16-20, 2024

Songbirds and other Winged Wonders of the St. Andrews Area and Quoddy Region

$1150 single occupancy
$1080 double occupancy
$690 staying off campus (includes full program of activities with lunches, dinners and socials but overnight and breakfast elsewhere then self-driving to shuttle stop locations)
 

SYNOPSIS
Songbirds, Seabirds, Raptors, Shorebirds, Residents, Migrants. The St. Andrews peninsula and environs provide a wonderful location to find, watch and identify up to 300+ species of birds. The diverse geography and landscapes of Charlotte County and the lower Bay of Fundy results in both passerine and aquatic bird habitat and feeding areas. You will spend time on the shore, in a marsh and a variety of woodland settings.
 

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
You will be traversing a variety of terrain that may or may not have established footpaths. Sturdy footwear that is also appropriate for wet/muddy terrain is a necessity.
 

HIGHLIGHTS
- Greenlaw Mountain to view Hawks and other raptors
- Observing activities at the Huntsman Marine operated St. Andrews Bird Banding Station
- Visiting numerous bird observation locales, including a cruise of Passamaquoddy Bay

Schedule at a Glance
Detailed Itinerary
Location Details
What to Bring
Guides
Participant Life

Schedule at a Glance

This Huntsman Marine – Encounter with Nature™ provides an immersive bird lover’s experience with a full schedule, having one activity flowing into the next, and will include evening sessions. Field trips are a go “rain or shine.” The following schedule at a glance is provided as an inspirational guide, but we may have to juggle activities based on weather conditions for each day.
 

Day 1
Arrival/settle-in. Orientation. Meet your Guide. Observations & Field Guides
(group dinner, evening social)

 
Day 2
Kingsbrae Garden & Pagan Point Nature Preserve. Caughey-Taylor Nature Preserve. Review sightings & bird migration discussion.
(breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening social)

 
Day 3
St. Andrews Bird Banding Station. Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch. Cruise of Passamaquoddy Bay aboard the R/V Fundy Spray. Free time in Town. Review sightings.
(breakfast, packed lunch, dinner, evening social)

 
Day 4
St. George Marsh. Musquash Estuary Marine Protected Area. Review sightings.
(breakfast, packed lunch, soiree dinner, evening social)

 
Day 5
St. Andrews Bird Banding Station. Goodbyes and Departures.
(breakfast)

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