Bird Islands Cruise

Cruise of the Lower Cape Fear Bird Islands


Sunday May 18, 2014

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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.

When and Where:

Sunday, May 18, 2014
 9:45 PM Boarding the Winner Cruise Queen at  Carolina Beach Marina , 100 Carl Winner Avenue, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
10:00 AM Departure from dock
2:00 PM Return to dock (approximate time)

Note that this year the time has changed to earlier 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.  Please note that we do not schedule a rain date because viewing nesting birds requires a limited time frame.

For further information send an email message to Melinda Stewart at


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