Overnight Trips

National Destinations

 

Assateague/Chincoteague Weekend

Bald eagle, by Lloyd SpitalnikBald eagle, by Lloyd Spitalnik

Thursday, April 27 - Sunday, April 30
Guide: Don Riepe
With the American Littoral Society
Take our van or arrange your own transportation to this great wildlife area on the Virginia/Maryland Coast. See wild ponies and young, nesting osprey and bald eagles, dolphins, sika deer, migrating warblers, shorebirds, raptors, and waders. Includes three nights' lodging at Refuge Inn, breakfasts, a seafood dinner, a boat tour of marshes, a safari bus tour of backwater dunes, guided hikes along beaches, woods, and marshes, plus two evening programs. For info & reservations call (718) 474-0896 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . $395 ($150 single supplement, appx. $95 for van transport)

 

Cape May Spring Migration Weekend

Laughing gull, by Lloyd SpitalnikLaughing gull, by Lloyd Spitalnik

Saturday, April 29, 9am–Sunday, April 30, 7pm
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Welcome the spring in lovely Cape May, NJ, the East’s capital of birding. On good spring migration days, the area’s forests and marshes are swarming with warblers in breeding plumage. We’ll visit Cape May Point, Higbee Beach, Cape May Meadows, and more in search of returning songbirds, shorebirds, wading birds, and terns—as well as lingering winter visitors such as sea ducks and gannets. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 10. $340 ($50 single supplement)

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Down-Eastern Maine & Acadia: A Birder's Paradise


Friday, May 26 - Saturday, June 3
Guide: Gabriel Willow


Come along with NYC Audubon and explore Maine's “Country of the Pointed Firs”: a land of lighthouses, quaint villages, and lobster pounds... all nestled in a setting of primeval pine forests, bogs, and bucolic islands. Home to some of the East’s last true wilderness, Maine hosts populations of Atlantic puffin, bear, moose, shorebirds, and dozens of warbler species. This land of forests and rocky coast has been an inspiration to artists and naturalists for generations.

This year we're offering an entirely new itinerary, visiting the "real Maine" of Down-east, from Acadia National Park up to the Canadian border. We will also participate in two birding festivals, the 14th annual Down East Birding Festival and the 19th annual Acadian Birding Festival.

We’ll begin our exploration in Bangor, visiting forests and a bog trail before heading to the fishing village of Lubec, the easternmost town in the US. We will participate in the Down East Birding Festival, joining them for lectures, hikes in search of boreal specialties such as Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, and breeding warblers and other songbirds of the boreal forests. Following our exploration of the mainland, we’ll take a chartered boat to Machias Seal Island, home to the largest nesting colony of Atlantic Puffins in the US, with over 5,000 breeding there, alongside Razorbills, Murres, and other seabirds. We will land on the island and closely observe the puffins and other species from bird blinds, alongside the biologists who live and work there. While on the water, we'll keep our eyes open for whales and porpoises. After thoroughly exploring this rugged down-east region, we will head down the coast to the world-famous Acadia National Park, a true national treasure of forests, rocky coasts, and mountains. We will participate in the Acadian Bird festival, with keynote speakers Pete Dunne, Laura Erickson, and Luke Seitz, and hikes to local birding locales. $2,075 ($380 single supplement)

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For questions regarding the details of this trip, contact Gabriel Willow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 718-757-0782

*A deposit of $1,000 ($1,380 including single supplement) is due at the time of registration, payable by credit card or check. The remaining balance is due no later than the end of the business day on Friday, May 5.

 
 
Montauk Spring Weekend
 
Piping plover, by Lloyd SpitalnikPiping plover, by Lloyd Spitalnik

Friday, June 2-Sunday, June 4
Guides: Mike Bottini, Mickey Cohen, Don Riepe
With American Littoral Society
Join us for our 20th year at the luxurious Montauk Manor and enjoy indoor/outdoor heated pools, jacuzzi, and spacious suites. Registration price includes five meals, five guided field trips, two evening slide programs, an evening star watch and free pickup at the LIRR station in Montauk. For information and reservations, call Don Riepe at (718) 474-0896 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . $395 ($140 single supplement)

 

 

Bashakill, Shawangunk NWR, and Doodletown, NY

Eastern meadowlark, by Lloyd SpitalnikEastern meadowlark, by Lloyd Spitalnik

Saturday, June 10, 8am–Sunday, June 11, 6pm
Guide: Joe Giunta, Happy Warblers LLC


Look for breeding eastern meadowlarks, American bitterns, cerulean warblers, and more at these three great birding areas. An overnight stay will facilitate being in the right spot at the right time. Bring lunch for the first day, binoculars, and a spotting scope (if you have one). Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 10. $320 ($75 single supplement)

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Bashakill, Neversink, and Sterling Forest, NY

American bittern, by Lloyd SpitalnikAmerican bittern, by Lloyd Spitalnik

Saturday, June 17, 8am–Sunday, June 18, 6pm
Guide: Joe Giunta, Happy Warblers LLC


Look for breeding American bitterns, cerulean, hooded, and golden-winged warblers, and more at these three great birding areas. An overnight stay will facilitate being in the right spot at the right time. Bring lunch for the first day, binoculars, and a spotting scope (if you have one). Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 10. $320 ($75 single supplement)

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Cape Ann Whale Watch
 
 

Thursday, August 10 - Sunday, August 13
Guide: Don Riepe
With the American Littoral Society
Visit scenic Gloucester, Massachusetts and enjoy a whale watching boat tour, an evening cruise on the Essex River, easy canoeing on the quiet Ipswich River, a guided hike along a scenic shoreline, and a lobster dinner. For info and reservations call (718) 474-0896 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . $425 ($150 single supplement)

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