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Bird Watching

Our official Coastal Island & Birdwatching Cruise is scheduled for July 14 next summer, but we are on the lookout for birds all the time! Most of our voyages will have naturalists, ornithologists, or biologists on board to share their wealth of knowledge on the natural history and the abundant wildlife of the Maritimes and New England coast. Here are just a few of the sea birds and ducks that you may observe while cruising aboard Wanderbird. Enjoy...

Puffin
(Fratercula arctica)
(photo courtesy of www.aqua.org)

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher
(Ceryle alcyon)

Osprey

Osprey in flight
(Pandion haliaetus)

Osprey with chicks

Osprey with chicks

Osprey family in nest

Osprey family in nest

Least Tern chick

Least Tern chick
(Sterna antillarum)

Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser
(Lophodytes cucullatus)

Red Breasted Merganser

Red Breasted Merganser
(Mergus merganser)

Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper
(actitis macularia)

Sanderlings

Sanderlings
(Calidris alba)

Harlequin Ducks

Harlequin Ducks
(Histrionicus histrionicus)

Ducks landing at sunset

Ducks landing at sunset

Mallard

Mallard
(Anas platyrhynchos)

Laughing Gulls
(Larus atricilla)

Ring-Billed Gull

Ring-Billed Gull
(Larus delawarensis)

Greater Black Back Gull

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) with clam (Mactromeris Polynyma)

The above photos courtesy of Marc Payne & Diane Winn of AVIAN HAVEN. Avian Haven is a not for profit wild bird rehabilitation center in Freedom, Maine. They are dedicated to the return of injured and orphaned wild birds of all species to their natural roles and environment in the wild.

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