Bar Harbor / Gulf of Maine Pelagic Birding Trip with Maine Audubon

Posted Aug. 02, 2012, at 3:32 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Bar Harbor Whale Watching Tours, 1 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME

For more information: Mike Windsor; (207) 781-2330 ext. 211; maineaudubon.org/events/2012/bar-harbor-pelagic-trip/

Maine Audubon’s annual fall pelagic trip out of Bar Harbor has long been a must-do outing for the region’s birders. The trip is so eagerly anticipated because of a great boat, great camaraderie, and, of course, great sightings of birds and marine mammals! Past trips have encountered all three jaeger species, a rare great skua, thousands of shearwaters and storm-petrels, gannets, puffins, razorbills, common murres, five different whale species, porpoises and dolphins, gray seals, and schools of tuna. The cost of the trip is $125 for Maine Audubon members, $160 for non-members.

MEETING PLACE: Please arrive by 5:30 a.m. at the dock for the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company. A PHOTO I.D. IS REQUIRED TO BOARD THE BOAT. A government issued photo identification card, driver’s license, or student I.D. is sufficient. A passport is not necessary.

PARKING INFORMATION: There will be a cruise ship in town on September 30th. You MUST park along West Street (all day for free), anywhere between Bridge Street and Route 3. Please note: your car is at risk of being towed if you park in front of or directly across the street from Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. Those spaces are reserved for buses on cruise ship days.