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August 30, 2022

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On this warm and humid evening, Matt and 6 guests were pleased to be able to get out on the NEOC pontoon boat for the evening wildlife tour. They motored towards Big Mud Brook and along the journey they saw an adult eagle and a juvenile eagle, some ruddy ducks, a kingfisher and cormorants, a…

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August 29, 2022

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This morning, Ken and a single guest boarded the NEOC van and headed North to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Our guest was awestruck at the breathtaking views that the monument lands had to offer. In the evening, Matt was our guide and he loaded his 2 guests aboard the pontoon boat and…

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August 28, 2022

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With a beautifully calm lake and sunny skies, Ken was thrilled to get his group of 7 out on the NEOC pontoon boat to enjoy the amazing scenery and a wide variety of wildlife. The sights included a loon with a chick, a goose, kingfishers, cormorants, an osprey, an otter, a sharp shinned hawk, a…

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August 27, 2022

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After a much needed day off we were back in full swing with both a morning and evening wildlife tours today. In the morning, Ken and a single guest went out on Millinocket Lake and encountered lots of wildlife including loons and wood ducks, kingfishers, Canada geese, a pileated woodpecker, common mergansers, an osprey, a…

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August 25, 2023

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It was a crazy busy day here at NEOC today with 2 wildlife tours and 2 sight-seeing tours as well. Matt started us off this morning with a group of 9 on the pontoon boat. They saw eagles, a kingfisher, 30 plus common mergansers, 3 otter, a snapping turtle and a beaver. Bob came in…

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August 24, 2022

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It was a rare quiet day here at Twin Pines with only an evening wildlife tour. As Matt and 3 guests set off across the lake for Big Mud Brook they encountered a bald eagle, kingfishers, mallards, Canada geese, common mergansers, ring neck ducks and painted turtles. Of course the breathtaking views of Katahdin at…

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August 23, 2022

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This afternoon we had a sight-seeing tour at noon with a group of 9 and Matt behind the wheel of the NEOC pontoon boat. They enjoyed a midday cruise across Millinocket Lake and were happy to see loons, ospreys and an eagle along with the stunning views of Katahdin from the water. On the evening…

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August 22, 2022

By NEOC Info | Aug 23, 2022 | Comments Off on August 22, 2022

On this lovely August morning, our Maine guide, Matt and 4 guests loaded onto the NEOC pontoon and headed towards Big Mud Brook. It was a great day for wildlife as they were blessed to see loons and mallards, mergansers and kingfishers, a hawk, a juvenile eagle, cormorants, a black tipped tern, a group of…

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August 21, 2022

By NEOC Info | Aug 22, 2022 | Comments Off on August 21, 2022

Oddly we had no morning tour again today so Ken was raring to go in the evening with a group of 9. He ushered them onto the NEOC pontoon boat and they went in search of creatures great or small. The sights of the evening included, 2 eagles, 2 common terns, some Canada geese, 2…

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August 20, 2022

By NEOC Info | Aug 22, 2022 | Comments Off on August 20, 2022

It is hard to believe on this beautiful morning that we didn’t have a morning tour booked however Ken was back on duty for the evening tour with a group of 12. They all boarded the pontoon boat and off they went towards Big Mud Brook where they saw loons and common mergansers, kingfishers, a…

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