Great Trips – Whales and seabirds seen from Grand Manan Ferry

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This is really a great walk-on trip, over and back is a bargain and lots to see on the right day. See the report below. Check out Coastal Transport for rates and times. Art

Date:    Wed, 12 Aug 2009 16:01:05 -0300
From: Roger Burrows NatureNB
Subject: White Head & Grand Manan ferry birds

August 12

White Head Marsh & Flats 08:30-09:15
2 Great Blue Herons, 75 Common Eiders, adult & immature Bald Eagles, 4 Black-bellied & 27 Semipalmated plovers, 16 Whimbrels, 2 Sanderlings, 250 Semipalmated Sandpipers

Grand Manan ferry 11:45-13:00
2 Great Cormorants, Northern Fulmar, 2 Sooty, Manx & 32 Greater Shearwaters, Bonaparte's Gull, 2 Black-legged Kittiwakes, Common & 21 Arctic Terns, adult & juvenile Razorbill, Common Murre, 4 Atlantic Puffins

Grand Manan ferry 14:00-15:30
adult Great Cormorant, adult Northern Gannet, 2 Sooty & 28 Greater Shearwaters, 16 Common Eiders, 6 Red-necked Phalaropes, 9 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 3 Common Murres, 3 Black Guillemots, 2 Atlantic Puffins; also 2 FINBACK WHALES, a possible MINKE WHALE and 5+ HARBOUR PORPOISES.

Roger Burrows
Ingalls Head
Grand Manan

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