Bird Islands Cruise
Cruise of the Lower Cape Fear Bird Islands
A Benefit for the Audubon Society of North Carolina
THE 2013 CRUISE IS SOLD OUT!
This cruise will include islands in the lower Cape Fear River where the birds have chosen their nesting sites. They are all North Carolina Audubon Bird Sanctuaries.
Bring your camera and binoculars to view nesting areas of many coastal water birds including pelicans, white ibis, great egrets and herons. Pack a picnic lunch if you would like. Soft drinks and water will be sold aboard ship. Our guides for this narrated event include area experts Dr. James Parnell retired Professor Emeritus of Biology from UNCW and Walker Golder, Deputy Director of the North Carolina Audubon Society.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
1:45 PM Boarding at Carolina Beach Marina aboard Winner Cruise Queen
2:00 PM Departure from dock
6:30 PM Return to dock (approximate time)
Note that this year the time has moved to later in the day. High tide has dictated this change. This will allow us to get the boat close to the shore for better viewing and photography. Fuel costs have forced us to raise the price slightly but we have extended the cruise by 30 minutes. Also note that we do not schedule a rain date because viewing nesting birds requires a limited time frame.
$40.00 Adults, $25.00 Children under 12
Carolina Beach Marina
100 Carl Winner Avenue
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Send an email message to Melinda Stewart at JohnandmelindaS@aol.com