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Wings, Waves & Woods


Deer Isle's Annual Festival of Birding and Art



Wings, Waves & WoodsWings, Waves & Woods is Deer Isle's annual weekend of birding by land, by sea and by art. Festival date: May 15, 16 & 17, 2015.

Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, in conjunction with Island Heritage Trust, offers a Birding Boat Trip to Swan's Island on Friday, May 15 and a Puffin & Pelagic Birds Boat Trip to Seal Island on Saturday, May 16. 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 Swan's Island



Osprey Cruise to Swan's Island, a large island located about six miles off shore from Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park, with birding guides Gordon Russell and Jane Rosinski. This 7,000-acre island is home to Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station, located in a 20 acre town park ("Lighthouse Park"), that can be reached by taking a 20 minute hike along the trails.

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 Swan's Island.

Friday, May 15

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 Swan's 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 16

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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