Monday, May 29
6 - 10 am (EDT)
Time difference: When crossing the border, please note Canada is on Atlantic Time (AT), one hour ahead of Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Guide: Susan Cline
Join Susan Cline for this tour within Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Campobello Island is a stopover for thousands of migrating birds. The habitat includes marine shoreline, salt and freshwater marshes, sphagnum bogs, coniferous, deciduous, and mixed forest, forest edges thickets, brushy and open fields, cliffs banks, and ponds. Over 150 species either breed on Campobello and nearby islands or migrate through the area. Selected birds include cormorants, Great Blue heron, American Black Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Common Eider, Spruce Grouse, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, and many varieties of gulls.
First stop will be a small pond behind the Adventure Center. We can hope to see a variety of warblers, sparrows, finches, flycatchers, vireos & gray catbirds.
Then we will continue on to the Eagle Hill Bog. It will be an easy-moderate hike which circles the bog on a boardwalk. As you traverse through the bog, replete with unique vegetation, we may encounter warblers, sparrows, finches, flycatchers, vireos & thrushes.
After the Eagle Hill Bog, our last stop will be at Friar's Head & beach. We will explore open fields & wooded areas. We may see woodpeckers, raptors, phoebes, thrushes, warblers, sparrows, finches, gulls, cormorants, guillemots & other water birds.
If time permits, we may visit another spot near Eagle Hill Bog, before our last stop at Friar's Head.
Where to start: From US Route 1 in Whiting, take Rte. 189 to Lubec. Follow the signs to the border crossing. After you pass through customs (make sure to have your passport), at the top of the hill take a right to the parking lot of the Adventure Center. You will carpool from here. Restrooms are available.
Please note – Border Crossing: Documents that comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), such as a passport, passport card or trusted traveler card, are required for border crossings with Canada.
- For US Border Crossing info call (207)733-4331 or online
- For Canada Border Crossing info call (506)465-2100 or online