Field Trip to the Eastern Shore, September 16, 2017

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09/16/2017 07:00 - 13:00
CBBT–South Thimble Island (#1), Virginia Beach, Virginia, US
Sep 16, 2017 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments: WBC field trip
15 species
1 Double-crested Cormorant
4 Brown Pelican
2 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
30 Ruddy Turnstone
4 Sanderling
1 Spotted Sandpiper
450 Laughing Gull
2 Ring-billed Gull
3 Herring Gull
2 Royal Tern
70 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1 Carolina Wren
1 Gray Catbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Northern Parula
Eastern Shore of Virginia NWR–Butterfly Trail, Northampton, Virginia, US
Sep 16, 2017 9:24 AM – 10:34 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments: WBC field trip
25 species
7 White Ibis
12 Black Vulture
5 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
2 Sharp-shinned Hawk
3 Cooper’s Hawk
1 Bald Eagle
2 Broad-winged Hawk
3 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
3 Red-eyed Vireo
2 American Crow
36 Tree Swallow
7 Carolina Wren
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3 American Robin
1 Northern Mockingbird
3 Black-and-white Warbler
3 Northern Cardinal
6 Red-winged Blackbird
4 American Goldfinch
Cheriton Landfill, Northampton, Virginia, US
Sep 16, 2017 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments: WBC field trip
24 species
225 Canada Goose
2 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Snowy Egret
1 Tricolored Heron
1 Cattle Egret
7 Black-crowned Night-Heron
43 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
25 Black Vulture
12 Turkey Vulture
1 Laughing Gull
1 Mourning Dove
30 American Crow
12 Fish Crow
2 Tree Swallow
2 Carolina Wren
2 Gray Catbird
52 European Starling
1 Yellow Warbler
105 Bobolink
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch, Northampton, Virginia, US
Sep 16, 2017 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Williamsburg Bird club trip to Eastern Shore
11 species
2 Turkey Vulture
1 Northern Harrier
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Cooper’s Hawk
3 Bald Eagle
3 Broad-winged Hawk
2 Red-tailed Hawk
5 American Kestrel
3 Merlin
3 Peregrine Falcon
1 Carolina Wren

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  • 01/20/2018 08:30 - 01/20/2018 13:00

    The Williamsburg Bird Club is sponsoring a boat trip to Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Islands Saturday, January 20, 2018. Geoff Giles has chartered a large comfortable boat for this eye-level look at the bay ducks and other wonderful species around the tunnel islands. Birding and photo opportunities should be very good from the boat. The boat will stay around the CBBT tunnel islands and pilings and will likely go as far as Fisherman Island near the Eastern Shore and then out to the Capes near the mouth of the Bay if the birds are there. The CBBT area tends to have smoother water than ocean trips with many of the same exciting views of birds. It will be possible to do some birding from the warm, dry cabin, but the best views and photos will be from outside on deck, so clothing that protects against wind and dampness is recommended.

    We will have a good opportunity to observe sea ducks, shorebirds, raptors and more from a large, comfortable boat with ample heated cabin space, rest rooms, tables and indoor seating. The last few years this trip has given us some views and photo ops with humpbacked whales and harbor seals!  We will gather at 8:30 a.m. to board the Bay Princess, which will leave at 9 a.m. from Lynnhaven Inlet at 3311 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, January 20th, and return to the dock at about 1 pm. There is a very good seafood
    restaurant dockside for those inclined to have lunch on return. If the trip gets weathered out, we’ll return your check, of course, or give you the option of a rain date about two weeks later.

    The fee is $30 per person. Your check is your reservation. Please sign up early (by mailing in your check) so we can be sure to have enough people for the trip to go -- we need 25. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis until the trip is filled.

    Please make checks ($30.00 per person) payable to “Williamsburg Bird Club” and mail to Ann Carpenter, PO Box 764, Lightfoot, VA 23090. Include your email address and phone number so Geoff can get back to you to confirm and let you know the final details.

    For additional info contact Geoff Giles at or (757) 645-8716.