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.
The yellow rumps are back in town and were well represented yesterday. After filtering them out, we had some great birds and good looks at Golden-crowned Kinglets, a Marsh Wren, Hermit Thrush, Swamp Sparrow, and Savannah Sparrow.
Nancy Barnhart, Leader
John and Marilyn Adair
Deane and Ruth Gordon
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Comments: Williamsburg Bird Club Field Trip
45 species (+2 other taxa)