Voyage of the Wanderbird
Ecology Adventures
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Special feature: birdwatching!


Ecology Adventures

whaleRick and Karen are both from seafaring and fishing backgrounds, and feel strongly connected to the ecology of the Maine coast and Grand Banks. We are both active conservationists and hope to support conservation through low-impact tourism, research, education and awareness. Our Eco-tourism cruises reflect our great reverence for the natural world and its creatures. Our cruises will follow the migrational paths of whales and seabirds along the north eastern seaboard. We will explore coastal villages and islands along the way. Our cruises could find the vessel anywhere between the Stellwagen Bank off Gloucester, Massachusetts and the coast of Newfoundland or Labrador (see map).

To offer you a true natural history eco-tourism experience, we combine informal education and interactive wildlife research projects, with an on-board library and instruments. Here are some of the activities you may experience:
· Whale watching and logging whale sightings and positions
· Bird counts and logging
· Wildlife photography
· Listening to and recording whale sounds

We share the wildlife information we gather with several conservation and research organizations. All projects are conducted with the well-being of the wildlife and environment as our primary consideration.

· Lowest possible impact on the environment.
· Guaranteed personal attention.
· To support research through tourism.
· Treat all life forms with love and respect.

We love animals: Pilot & Maggie, our two black labs, are super friendly seafarers and sail with us on every cruise! They asked us to remind you that a portion of our proceeds are donated to local animal shelters and local wildlife rehabilitation facilities!


A few of our favorite organizations to support:

· Avian Haven (Wild Bird Rehabilitation Facility)
· Camden Rockport Animal Rescue League
· Humane Society of Knox County
· Friends of Holbrook Island Sanctuary
· Marine Mammal Lifeline




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