Overnight Trips

National Destinations

 

Saturday, February 27: Winter Waterfowl Weekend at Montauk, with Gabriel Willow

Harlequin Duck, copyright Lloyd SpitalnikHarlequin Duck, copyright Lloyd Spitalnik

Saturday, February 27, 9am - Sunday, February 28, 7pm
Guide: Gabriel Willow
The gatherings of sea ducks around Montauk Point are the largest winter concentrations in New York State; the Christmas bird count on Montauk Point consistently tallies from 125 to 135 species, one of the best totals in the Northeast. Species that come to feed on the Point’s rich kelp and mussel beds include common and red-throated loon, common eider, all three scoter species, bufflehead, common goldeneye, great cormorant, and red-breasted merganser. Harlequin duck and king eider also occur here regularly during the winter. Accommodations at Daunt's Albatross in Montauk. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $300 ($50 single supplement)

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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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CAPE MAY SPRING MIGRATION WEEKEND, NJ

Laughing gull, copyright Lloyd Spitalnik


Saturday, April 30, 9am–Sunday, May 1, 7pm
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Welcome the spring in lovely Cape May, NJ, the East’s capital of birding. On good spring migration days, the area’s forests and marshes are swarming with warblers in breeding plumage. We’ll visit Cape May Point, Higbee Beach, Cape May Meadows, and more in search of returning songbirds, shorebirds, wading birds, and terns—as well as lingering winter visitors such as sea ducks and gannets. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 10. $330 ($30 single supplement)

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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
Look for breeding eastern meadowlarks, American bitterns, cerulean warblers, and more at these three great birding areas. An overnight stay will facilitate being in the right spot at the right time. Bring lunch for the first day, binoculars, and a spotting scope (if you have one). Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 10. $290 ($55 single supplement)

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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
Look for breeding American bitterns, cerulean, hooded, and golden-winged warblers, and more at these three great birding areas. An overnight stay will facilitate being in the right spot at the right time. Bring lunch for the first day, binoculars, and a spotting scope (if you have one). Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 10. $290 ($55 single supplement)

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