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Rhode Island: Block Island - Birding Mecca
Sponsored by Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 - Sun, Sep 23, 2012
Location: Rhode Island
Instructors: Strickland Wheelock - Master Bird Bander; Tia Pinney - Education Coordinator, Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm
Members: Adult $480.00
Nonmembers: Adult $580.00
This trip to Block Island will combine spectacular scenic beauty, a large variety of habitats and, hopefully a fallout of warblers and other migrants. This beautiful glacial island forms a natural 'trap' for land birds on their southward migration. Besides passerine migrants, the island has several locations for resting and feeding shorebirds and oceanbirds. The ferry ride to the island should produce shearwaters and petrels plus a few early sea ducks. Once on the island, we will bird the North Point area for warblers, vireos, and woodpeckers as well as visit a nearby banding site. We will explore the "Maze" - an area of low scrub vegetation - for mixed flocks of migrants. At Andy's Way, we will find shorebirds, bitterns and herons including Yellow-crowned Night Heron. If the Barn Owls are in the Southwest fields, we will head out at dusk to catch them hunting mice. Being such a small island, we are always near our hotel, short drives to each site, great seafood - a semi-relaxing trip with awesome birds and beautiful habitats!
This program is open to anyone age 18 and older. Please write or call for complete itinerary: 781-259-2206 or email@example.com.
We maintain a low participant-leader ratio for all of our overnight programs. As a result, our guests have an easier time finding and seeing wildlife, and leaders have more time for individualized interactions with each participant. Open to anyone age 18 or older. Fees include ground and boat transportation, interpretive materials, entrance fees, lodging, and breakfast unless otherwise noted. Fees based on double occupancy; optional single rooms available for a supplemental fee. For a complete itinerary email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructions and Directions: Transportation provided from Drumlin Farm parking lot. If you are late, lost, or unable to come on the morning of the trip, please call Strickland Wheelock at 508-265-2896.
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For more information, contact:
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773