Bird Islands Cruise

2015 Cruise of the Lower Cape Fear Bird Islands


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 speakers from the North Carolina Audubon Society.

When and Where:

Sunday, June 7, 2015

11:00 AM – 3:30 PM – Boarding at 10:30 AM

Departing from Carolina Beach Marina
Address: 100 Carl Winner Ave

Tickets go on sale March 1, 2015. They are $40 apiece, checks (made out to the Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc.) may be mailed at that time to:
Diane Smith
3421 Amber Drive
Wilmington, NC 28409

For further information send an email message to Diane Smith at


Upcoming Events

  • March 18, 2015
    New members orientation.
  • March 27, 2015 9 - 12
    Wreath making workshop, $15. Contact Hillary McNeir for more information and to sign up.
  • March 30- April 3, 2015
    Plant an Azalea Week - Ceremony is on April 3rd.
  • April 10 - 12, 2015
    2015 Azalea Garden Tour "Coastal Gardens from River to Sea". Visit our web page Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour© to preview this years gardens and purchase your tickets.
  • April 24, 2015
    Arbor Day
  • June 7, 2015
    Bird Island Cruise, tickets on sale now. Click here for more information.