A 32-acre island 18 miles offshore at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, Matinicus
Rock is one of Maine’s most important seabird nesting colonies. Here, Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Common Murres, Black Guillemots, Arctic and Common Terns, and Laughing Gulls all gather to nest. Motoring out of New Harbor aboard the Hardy III, we’ll cross the mouth of Muscongus Bay, passing close by the seabird colony at Eastern Egg Rock where roseate terns nest. With plenty of open-water habitat along our route, we could see a good array of pelagic species, including Wilson’s Storm-petrels, Northern Gannets, Common Murres, phalaropes, Great and Sooty Shearwaters, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and jaegers.
Information packet: Seabirds of Matinicus Rock 2017 [pdf]
Registration questions: Beth Pauls - (207) 781-2330 x273
The trip report from 2016 can be found at: http://maineaudubon.org/events/seabirds-of-matinicus-rock-2016/
Contact: Doug Hitchcox - (207) 781-2330 x237