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Birding on Monhegan Island with Maine Audubon

Posted Aug. 02, 2012, at 3:01 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Monhegan Boat Line, Port Clyde Road, Port Clyde, ME

For more information: Mike Windsor; (207) 781-2330 ext. 211; maineaudubon.org/events/2012/birding-monhegan-island/

Located 12 miles offshore, Monhegan Island offers refuge for migrating birds moving along the coastal flyway. Late September is peak for falcons and Accipiters and the aerial pursuits of their preferred avian prey can be amazing. At this time of year the neo-tropical migrants start to give way to thrushes, sparrows, and woodpeckers, maximizing the diversity on the island. We will travel by ferry, scanning for seabirds en route. The cost for this trip is $75 for Maine Audubon members, $90 for non-members.

NOTES: Please meet your guide, Mike Windsor, at 6:45 a.m. on the dock for The Monhegan Boat Line in Port Clyde. The boat will leave promptly at 7 a. m. Mike will have a ticket for you. There is a $5 fee to park your vehicle. We will leave Monhegan on the 4:30 p.m. boat and will return to Port Clyde by 5:30 p.m.

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