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Puffin Watch to Eastern Egg Rock, Jun 29
Puffin Watch to Eastern Egg Rock, Jun 29
Join us Friday, June 29 for a trip to their breeding colony on Eastern Egg Rock in Muscungus Bay.

Friday, June 29
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Puffin Watch to Eastern Egg Rock
Aboard the Hardy Boat, leaving out of New Harbor
$40 nonrefundable

We’ll take the Hardy Boat out of New Harbor to Eastern Egg Rock for an up-close look at some of Maine’s favorite coastal summer residents, Atlantic Puffins. These “clowns of the sea”—nicknamed for their large, brightly colored bills—are only around through early August. Late June is the perfect time to see them as well as Black Guillemots, Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, several tern species, and other ocean birds. We'll also keep an eye out for seals, porpoises, and other wildlife.

Steve Kress, founder of Project Puffin, will narrate our trip, give an overview of the project, and answer your questions. NRCM’s Allison Wells and her husband, Jeff, lifelong birders and authors of Maine's Favorite Birds, will also be on board to help you see and identify birds and other wildlife.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no rain date this year. If the event is cancelled due to weather, we will contact you on Friday morning, June 29, and will be able to refund your money. Tickets are otherwise nonrefundable.

Cost: $40 per ticket (cost does not include parking – see below), nonrefundable. We have just 90 tickets available and they go FAST, so purchase your tickets today! Since this is a chartered cruise, funds raised will support our work protecting Maine’s land, air, waters, and wildlife.

How to Purchase Tickets: Please call me at (207) 430-0106. If you get my voicemail, please leave your name and phone number (please speak the number slowly and clearly) and I will call you back in the order the calls are received. When we talk, I will ask you how many tickets you would like to purchase, your email address, and most importantly, your cell phone number or other number at which we could reach you on the morning of June 29 (in case we need to call the morning of to cancel the trip due to stormy weather). Once your tickets are confirmed, you will receive an email with all the information you will need for the trip.

Parking: Important information from the Hardy Boat staff: The cost to park is $4 per vehicle, payable in cash. No credit cards or personal checks accepted. Parking is located around the corner from the dock in a large, grassy field. Upon payment, you’ll receive a parking validation. Present this at the dock to collect your boat tickets. You may drive down to the dock to unload passengers before leaving your vehicle in the parking lot. Plan on a five-minute walk back to the dock. All Hardy Boat patrons MUST park in the grassy field. Please note that cars parked at Shaw’s Wharf Restaurant will have to be towed at the owner’s expense.

Please arrive at the dock by 6:30 p.m. to pick up your tickets and board the boat. Departure is 7:00 sharp! Please be mindful that summer traffic on Route 1 can add extra time to your travel. I would encourage you to allow an extra half-hour for travel to New Harbor.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, June 29 in New Harbor!

Best regards,

Beth Comeau
NRCM Public Affairs and eCommunications Manager

PS If you have questions about this trip, please feel free to contact me at beth@nrcm.org or (207) 430-0106.

Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018 (Archive on Sunday, July 1, 2018)
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