Highlights from the Pelagic Cruise
Peter Alden and Chris Bensley exhibited for Spark Birding at the popular Acadia Birding Festival this past weekend. Peter guided field trips, including the scenic pelagic cruise to observe oceanic birds and many species that only nest on islands.
From the deck of the whale watch catamaran "Friendship V" we saw hundreds of Atlantic Puffins, thousands of Black Guillemots, dozens of Razorbills, plus three species of terns: Common, Roseate and Arctic. Along the way we visited 5 islands including Petit Manan Island and Mount Desert Rock.
Peter Alden (right) with Louis Bevior (center) and Cameron Cox (left) prior to boarding the vessel.
Maine is the only state where the Atlantic Puffins breed.
Greater Shearwater soars by
The iconic Mount Desert Rock and lighthouse attracted hundreds of gulls.
Peter Alden looks for Black Guillemots
Gulls circle during one of our island stops