Monhegan Island Maine Trip September 24 – 27, 2011

Posted on Thursday 30 June 2011

Fred and Chris Pratt (Team Pipit) often make a trip to beautiful Monhegan Island off of the coast of Maine in late September.   This year they are again extending an invitation for Mad Birders to join them. The island is a stopping point for migrants heading south; many warblers are typically seen. The island is a charming place with a small, nearly carless town at one end, and lots of forest accessible only by footpath. Those who are interested will need to make their own reservations at the island.   The Pratts are staying at Island Inn, will be taking the ferry to arrive mid-morning on the 24th, leaving on the 27th.   This is a fantastic trip to a magical place and you never know what unusual birds will show up.   Fred and Chris are always energized by fall warbler challenges.

Here’s the description in Fred’s words:

Many Mad Birders have already visited Monhegan and know what a beautiful and charming island it is, whether or not it is overrun with birds, as is often the case in late September. So any of you who would enjoy a lovely, charming, quiet island get-away, while hoping for a fallout of warblers, vireos, and flycatchers, is invited to join us. This would not
be an organized trip, and hotel reservations etc. would be up to you.  However, we would enjoy some company and would be happy to help out with the identification of those tricky fall warblers.  If tempted, give us a call at 496-3802.  Leave a message, we’ll get back to you.

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