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Day Trip Listings
The Holidays at Newport Mansions
Thursday, December 15 8AM – 5PM New Trip!
Enjoy a day in Newport, RI filling up with the spirit of the holidays as we visit a few of the mansions and stroll downtown. The homes will be decked out with elaborate lights and decorations that are sure to put you in the mood for the upcoming season. Leader: Priscilla Wood. Members $85/nonmembers $95.
Coastal Birding Holiday
Wednesday, December 21 11AM – 7PM
Join Andy Griswold, EcoTravel Director and expert birder, for an annual favorite as your birding group searches for early winter migrants and coastal birds along the shore from Westbrook to Groton. After this pre-holiday adventure, your group will be stopping for dinner at one of the fine eateries in the area. Leader: Andy Griswold. Members $75/Nonmembers $85. Bring your friends to help kick off the holidays!
Block Island Day Trip
Saturday, January 7 8AM – 5PM
Enjoy Block Island, Rhode Island, and the birds that inhabit the island at a time of year when the landscape is quiet and the island spirit easygoing. The tourists may have left the island, but the birds remain. Focus on winter specialties and the occasional pelagic bird. The group will travel by ferry from Point Judith and spend the day visiting the birding hot spots and various habitats on the island. Leader: Andy Griswold. Members $100/Nonmembers $110.
Birding the North Fork of Long Island
Wednesday, January 18 8AM – 6PM
The North Fork is not short on places to observe birds. With so much water in Long Island Sound and the Peconic Bay System, the trouble is deciding where to go! From Orient Point west, any road that ends at the water offers opportunities. Beaches have easy access while summer’s guests are gone and winter has arrived. Did you know that the North Fork of Long Island has over 30 vineyards? Stop at two or three of these vineyards and enjoy a wine tasting. Leader: Andy Griswold. Members $95/Nonmembers $105.
You can conveniently sign-up for the North Fork online by clicking HERE.
Harlequins of Newport
Thursday, January 26 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Harlequin Ducks, the fashion plats of the winter seas, are a rare sight in Connecticut, but travelers are nearly guaranteed to see them at Sachuest Point in Rhode Island where a large percentage of the dwindling North American population spends the winter. Tour includes additional spots around Newport. The group stops for dinner at a local favorite eatery before heading home. Leader: Priscilla Wood. Members $85/Nonmembers $95.
You can conveniently sign-up for Harlequins online by clicking HERE.
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SEARCH FOR RARITIES
Have you ever wanted to search for a rare bird near Connecticut, but couldn’t find directions or were concerned about going alone? Here’s your chance to join CAS EcoTravel Rarities Expeditions. We’ll provide the transportation, driver, pleasant company, experienced leadership, and logistical arrangements. This is how it works: first, call EcoTravel to sign on. Then, when a “bird of significance” is in the area, EcoTravel will contact you with the chance to join the adventure. You have the option of coming along or waiting for the next big rarity. The fee will be determined by how far we have to drive for each bird and the number of people participating. Call 800-996-8747 to get your name on the list! Call now so you will not miss out!
Donate your car, boat, truck, RV, Jet Ski or snowmobile to Connecticut Audubon EcoTravel and receive a tax deduction. This no cost, no hassle process begins when you contact our fundraising partner, Donation Line LLC at 877-227-7487. Make sure to ask for our extension 3087. Or you can click here on “Donate Car” to donate online, now.