Binoculars were up and calls of “sighting!” were plentiful as a cadre of ten birdwatchers set sail out of Rockland on the Harvey Gamage for a weekend birdwatching cruise with Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI).
This three-day sail offered glimpses of 35 bird species, several marine mammals, and an ocean sunfish sighting!
When they weren’t birdwatching with guidance from BRI's seabird expert Dr. Iain Stenhouse, participants sketched or wrote in their field journals. Anchorages near Isle au Haut and Matinicus Rock provided shelter for the preparation of some delicious meals.
We look forward to continuing the partnership next year.