Overnight Trips

National Destinations

 

Saturday, May 21: Puffins, Warblers, and Lobster Boats - The Enchanting Coast of Maine, with Gabriel Willow

Atlantic puffin, copyright David Speiser

Saturday, May 21-Saturday, May 28
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Come along with NYC Audubon and explore Maine's “Country of the Pointed Firs”: land of lighthouses, quaint villages, and lobster pounds... all nestled in a setting of primeval pine forests, bogs, and bucolic islands. Home to some of the East’s last true wilderness, Maine hosts populations of Atlantic puffin, bear, moose, shorebirds, and dozens of warbler species. This land of forests and rocky coast has been an inspiration to artists and naturalists for generations.

We’ll begin our exploration by spending three days on the mainland coast, visiting the salt marshes and beaches to the south before heading to the beautiful fishing village of Camden. From there we will explore nearby hills, meadows, and marshes in search of elusive rails, upland sandpiper and Nelson’s and vesper sparrow. Following our exploration of the mainland, we’ll spend four days on enchanting Monhegan Island—a scene of inspiration for artists including Edward Hopper and the Wyeth family. Birders flock here as well: Seeing 30 warbler species in one day is not uncommon, and many rarities appear here. We will stay at the historic Monhegan House Inn, where meals will include a lobster dinner. Finally, we’ll travel to a puffin nesting colony. While on the water, we'll keep our eyes open for whales and porpoises. $1,950 ($595 single supplement)

(Transportation to/from Maine not included)

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 Friday, July 1: Boreal Birding in the Adirondacks, with Gabriel Willow

Friday, July 1 - Monday, July 4

Guide: Gabriel Willow

This trip is sold out.

 

Montauk Spring Weekend

Common tern, by Lloyd Spitalnik


Friday, June 3-Sunday, June 5
Guides: Mike Bottini, Mickey Cohen, Don Riepe
With American Littoral Society
Join us for our 20th year at the luxurious Montauk Manor and enjoy indoor/outdoor heated pools, jacuzzi, and spacious suites. Registration price includes five meals, five guided field trips, two evening slide programs, an evening star watch and free pickup at the LIRR station in Montauk. For information and reservations, call Don Riepe at (718) 474-0896 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . $395 ($130 single supplement)

 

BASHAKILL, SHAWANGUNK NWR, AND DOODLETOWN, NY

Hooded warbler, by David SpeiserHooded warbler, by David Speiser


Saturday, June 11, 9am–Sunday, June 12, 6pm
Guide: Joe Giunta, Happy Warblers LLC

This trip is sold out.

 

 

BASHAKILL, NEVERSINK, AND STERLING FOREST, NY

American bittern, by Lloyd Spitalnik


Saturday, June 18, 9am–Sunday, June 19, 6pm
Guide: Joe Giunta, Happy Warblers LLC

This trip is sold out.

 

Cape Ann Whale Watch Weekend


Thursday, August 11-Sunday, August 14
Guide: Don Riepe
With American Littoral Society
Visit scenic Gloucester, Massachusetts and enjoy a whale watching boat tour, an evening cruise on the Essex River, easy canoeing on the quiet Ipswich River, a guided hike along a scenic shoreline, and a lobster dinner. For information and reservations, call Don Riepe at (718) 474-0896 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . $425 (double-occupancy)

 

Saturday, September 24: Cape May Fall Migration, with Joe Giunta

Common Tern, by Lloyd Spitalnik

Saturday, September 24, 9am- Sunday, September 25, 7pm
Guide: Joe Giunta

Cape May, NJ, is one of the best birding venues in the United States, especially during fall migration. Visit the Cape May hawk watch on two days, once late in the day and then early to get a good variety of hawks. Also visit birding hotspots such as Higbee Beach, Jake's Landing, Cape May Meadows, and Nummy Island. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 10. $350 ($50 single supplement)

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Saturday, October 1: Cape May Fall Migration, with Gabriel Willow

Yellow Warbler, by Lloyd Spitalnik

Saturday, October 1, 9am - Sunday, October 2, 7pm
Guide: Gabriel Willow

Cape May, NJ is the East's capital of birding, and is particularly bird-rich in the fall. On good fall migration days, the area's forests and marshes are swarming with warblers, vireos, thrushes, and other songbirds, and of course the hawkwatch is legendary as well. We'll visit Cape May Point, Higbee Beach, Cape May Meadows, and more in search of songbirds, raptors, wading birds, ducks, and terns. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 10. $350 ($50 single supplement)

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Chincoteague Refuge and Assateague Islands: Birds and Ponies


Thursday, November 10, 9am - Sunday, November 13, 6pm
Guide: Don Riepe
With American Littoral Society

A great natural history weekend on the Virginia coast. See wild ponies, Snow Geese, Bald eagles, migrating hawks, waterfowl, shorebirds and lots more. includes  3 nights lodging at the luxurious Refuge Inn ( heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna, exercise room, observation deck),  breakfast, Safari bus tour of  back dunes area,  5 guided hikes, evening programs, plus an "all-you-can-eat" oyster & seafood dinner. Contact Don Riepe at (718) 474-0896 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for info regarding transportation, itinerary, and reservations. Presented in partnership with American Littoral Society. $395 ( $180 single room supplement)

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