Saturday, October 10, 8:00 a.m. to Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day), 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $360 PPDO for Maine Audubon members/$400 non-members
Single supplement: $100 (we will try to match you with a roommate upon request)
Snow geese! Tens of thousands of them, as far as the eye can see, nestled along the fabled St. Lawrence River, against a backdrop of peak fall foliage. This is one of the world’s grand birding spectacles, just a half day’s drive to the north. We’ll spend the first afternoon browsing around the charming walled city of Old Québec and the Plains of Abraham, ending the day with a gourmet dinner at one of Québec’s many fine restaurants. On Sunday and Monday, we’ll tour (mostly on foot) around the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, site of the annual Snow Goose Festival. The arrival of the snow geese coincides with the migration of many other species, including raptors that soar along the ridgeline above the refuge. On the way home to Maine, we’ll stop to picnic at a spectacular waterfall park on the Chaudière River. All-inclusive trip cost covers all meals from Saturday lunch through Monday lunch, snacks, lodging, entrance fees, and transportation in a 15-passenger van. Trip is limited to 10 participants, with a registration and full payment deadline of September 28 so we can confirm hotel and restaurant reservations. This trip has filled very quickly in the past, so please don’t wait to sign up! Call FPAC at 989-2591 to register.