Tours & Destinations Quebec
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GASPÉ PENINSULA OF QUEBEC
Thousands of Northern Gannets & a nice Variety of Whales4 July 2013 - 11 July 2013, 8 days and 7 nights
Bonaventure Island is the nesting site of more than 100,000 seabirds, including 50,000 pairs of Northern Gannets, plus Black-legged Kittiwakes, Common Murres, and Razorbills. Our visit is timed for the hatching of the gannet eggs, which adds anticipation and excitement to the spectacle. During our full day there we may also see Finback, Humpback, and Minke Whales. We'll search mainland forests for boreal nesters: Evening Grosbeak, Black-backed Woodpecker, Spruce Grouse, and Boreal Chickadee to name a few. The York River marshes may hold American Bittern, Sora, American Woodcock, and Wilson's Snipe. Additional localities could yield Harlequin Duck, Sooty Shearwater, Northern Goshawk, Pine Grosbeak, and White-winged Crossbill. Mammals that we will search for include Moose, Caribou, Black Bear, and Gray Seal. Our last two nights will be in the Chic-Choc Mountains, the northeastern terminus of the Appalachian Mountains. The food is great and the scenery simply breathtaking. This tour is co-sponsored by Bird Treks and Connecticut Audubon Society (CAS) EcoTravel. We have worked together to give you the best possible itinerary and logistics. Bob Schutsky, owner of Bird Treks, will be the primary tour leader. CAS EcoTravel will provide the second highly qualified leader should the number of participants require it. Please join Bob, Bird Treks, and Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel in this wonderful adventure into New Brunswick and Quebec!