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Wings, Waves & Woods


Deer Isle's Annual Festival of Birding and Art



OspreyWings, Waves & Woods is Deer Isle's annual weekend of birding by land, by sea and by art. Festival date: May 16, 17 & 18, 2014.

Old Quarry Ocean Adventures offers a Birding Boat Trip to Marshall Island on Friday, May 16 and a Puffin & Pelagic Birds Boat Trip to Seal Island on Saturday, May 17. Join us in celebrating this annual birding weekend!

Many other birding activities are planned for the Wings, Waves & Woods birding weekend. Visit the Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce for the full schedule of events and more information.


Birding Boat Trip to Marshall Island



OspreyCruise to Marshall Island, the largest undeveloped island on the eastern seaboard, with master birder Bob Duchesne. This 985-acre island has mixed wetland, forest and shore habitats that offer good May birding.

Marshall Island is a recreational haven that draws nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, picnickers and boaters from all over. It has 7 miles of rocky shore line with two beautiful beaches as well as 10 miles of hiking trails through the island's extensive forests. It offers its visitors a taste of wilderness. Some have said that there are no other islands quite like it on the coast of Maine. Just the beaches themselves are extraordinary.

Numberous species of birds are drawn to the island each year. In addition to migratory visitors, there has been an active bald eagle nest near Boxam Cove and the island is home to many resident songbirds.

Box lunches (a wrap [egg salad, turkey, veggie, or tuna], beverage, fruit, chips, cookie), snacks and beverages available at Old Quarry. Please order lunches the day before. What to bring on the Pelagic Boat Trip to Marshall Island.

Friday, May 16

The vessel Nigh Duck departs from Old Quarry Dock at 12:30 pm and returns at 4:00 pm for the Pelagic Boat Trip to Marshall Island.

Please arrive at Old Quarry at 12:00 pm to park and use the facilities. There is a potty on the boat. Please car pool when possible.

RATES:
$55/person


By reservation (reserve early; 19 passenger limit): call Island Heritage Trust at 207-348-2455.

Puffin Boat Trip to Seal Island



Atlantic  PuffinCruise to Seal Island, a little-visited island 18 miles out to sea, to view the breeding ground of arctic tern, Atlantic puffin and many other pelagic birds including razorbill, common murre, great cormorant, surf scoter, northern gannet and guillemot.

Box lunches (a wrap [egg salad, turkey, veggie, or tuna], beverage, fruit, chips, cookie), snacks and beverages available at Old Quarry. Please order lunches the day before. What to bring on the Puffin Boat Trip to Seal Island.

Saturday, May 17

The vessel Nigh Duck departs from Old Quarry Dock at 10:00 am and returns by 3:00 pm for the Puffin Boat Trip to Seal Island.

Please arrive at Old Quarry at 9:30 am to park and use the facilities. There is a potty on the boat. Please car pool when possible.

RATES:
$70/person


By reservation (reserve early; 19 passenger limit): call Island Heritage Trust at 207-348-2455.



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