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Campobello/RCIP: Moving Event: Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Susan Cline
This is a driving and walking tour within Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Campobello Island is a stopover for thousands of migrating birds. The habitat includes marine shoreland, salt and freshwater marshes, sphagnum bogs, coniferous, deciduous and mixed forest, forest edges, thickets, brushy and open fields, cliffs, banks, and ponds. Over 150 avian species breed here or on nearby islands or migrate through the area, including Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, American Black Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Common Eider, Spruce Grouse, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, and many varieties of gulls.

We begin with a small pond behind the Adventure Center where we may expect a variety of warblers, sparrows, finches, flycatchers, vireos, and Gray Catbird.

Next we will explore the open fields and wooded areas of Friar’s Head. Here we may expect woodpeckers, raptors, corvids, Eastern Phoebe, thrushes, warblers, sparrows, finches, gulls, cormorants, Black Guillemot, and other water birds.

Our last stop will be Eagle Hill Bog, with a short boardwalk hike amid unique vegetation, featuring interpretive signage,

benches, and a viewing tower. Here we may expect raptors, corvids, warblers, sparrows, finches, flycatchers, vireos, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and thrushes.
If time permits we may visit more areas.

Meet at the Adventure Center on Campobello.
From Whiting: Take Rte 189 to Lubec. Follow signs to the
Campobello Bridge and US/Canada border crossing.
After you pass through Canadian customs, drive up the hill
and turn right into the Adventure Center parking lot. There is a 24-hour restroom at Friar’s Head; the Adventure Center opens at 10 Atlantic time (9 Eastern).

Make sure you have your passport or equivalent! See Travel to Canada in the General Information section.