Birds on Tap - The Boat Trip - Photo Credit: Freeport Wild Bird Supply

Birds on Tap – The Boat Trip

Roadtrip tours are a unique, relaxed birding and beer-ing adventure that combines local birding at seasonal hotspots with visits to sample the delicious creations of some of our favorite local breweries. This inaugural boat trip travels to House Island for a rare birding tour.

Events > Birds on Tap – The Boat Trip
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Maine United States
About the Event
Presented by
Maine Brews Cruise
(207) 200-9111
October 20, 2024

This very special boattrip will take us across Portland Harbor to the private House Island aboard Sea Portland’s vessel the Elizabeth Grace. We’ve been granted special permission to come ashore and scour the island here in the first peak of the fall “Rarity Season.” We’ll follow well-maintained trails through the island’s mosaic of open habitats, scrub, and young woods. These are great habitats to search for vagrants and other seasonal rarities, and we’ve eyed the habitat from our birding days on Peak’s Island.

While rare birds are rare, we are still going to expect the unexpected. But more likely are regular migrants of the season such as a variety of sparrows, and a growing diversity of waterbirds.

What’s Included in the cost of Birds on Tap:
Harbor Cruise / Transportation from SeaPortland
Private Guiding Experience with Derek Lovitch
Local Beer Guide/Expert
Brewery Samples
Light Snack + Bottled Water

Space is limited to only 13 guests. This event has sold out in the past; early booking is encouraged.