Greater Cape Ann Chamber’s Annual Birding Boat Trip
November 12, 2022 All day
The November 12, 2022, Annual Birding Boat Trip date is tentative, with a rain date of November 19, 2022. Please check our website for more information.
Cape Ann is known worldwide for its exciting concentrations of winter seabirds. Thousands of birders visit the rugged coast of Cape Ann and scan the adjacent waters hoping to spot some of the unusual and highly sought-after seabirds that spend the colder months just offshore. The best way to get to see these birds and experience them up close is to visit them in their natural habitat—on the ocean!
On this trip, we will be visiting one of New England’s most productive marine habitats: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Stellwagen Bank is best known for its large concentrations of whales which attract eager whale watchers each spring through fall. However, the activity continues all year long! Even in winter, many species of marine wildlife can be seen, and while this trip will focus primarily on the birds of Stellwagen Bank, the possibility certainly exists that we may sight non-avian marine wildlife as well, including whales just returning from the Caribbean! In prior years, we have seen seabirds, whales, and dolphins!
The tentative Annual Birding Boat Trip in 2023 is the second Saturday in March.