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Eagle and Osprey Boat Cruises

Saturday, April 28, 2018       10AM and 2PM
Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel will again offer a number of boat cruises to search for Bald Eagle, Osprey, and other bird species migrating and nesting along the Connecticut River. Bald Eagle can be found along the lower river, a habitat that hosts a transient winter population as well as nesting residents. Naturalists are on board the vessel to share information about the Connecticut River, the birdlife, and natural history. The vessel has a heated cabin, restrooms, and three decks for optimal viewing. Tours are approximately three hours in length and depart at 10am and 2pm. Cruises depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam, Connecticut. Appropriate for children eight years old and over. Food and drink available on board. Enjoy the beauty of the Connecticut River in spring! Fee: $40 for members and nonmembers. Reserve Now! Call us at 860-767-0660.

To make a reservation online, click on the desired time below. For Gift Certificates and phone reservations, please call us at 860-767-0660.

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Day Trips

(Day Trips include transportation from a central meeting spot)
 
 
Andy’s Birding Mystery Tour
Wednesday, November 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Want to know where Andy’s favorite birding spots are? Join him as he travels east of the Connecticut River to his favorite haunts in Southeast Connecticut and Rhode Island. Join a chase if a rarity has been reported. Leader: Andy Griswold. Members $75/Nonmembers $85.

Coastal Birding Holiday
Wednesday, December 13, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Join Andy Griswold, EcoTravel Director and expert birder, for an annual favorite as your birding group searches for early winter migrants and coastal birds from Westbrook to Groton. After this pre-holiday adventure, your group will stop for dinner at one of the fine eateries in the area. Members $75/Nonmembers $85. Bring friends to help kick off the holiday season.

Block Island Day Trip
Saturday, January 6, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Enjoy Block Island and the birds that inhabit the island at a time of year when you have the place to yourself and the island spirit is easygoing. The tourists may have left, 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 island’s birding hot spots and various habitats. Leader: Andy Griswold. Members $90/Nonmembers $100.

Harlequins of Newport
Thursday, January 25 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Harlequin Duck, the fashion plate of the winter seas, is a rare sight in Connecticut, but travelers are nearly guaranteed to see some at Sachuest Point in Rhode Island, where a large percentage of the dwindling North American population spends the winter. Look for harlequins and other winter ducks at the point, and take a tour of additional spots around Newport. Stop for dinner at a favorite local eatery before heading home. Leader: Priscilla Allen. Members $85/Nonmembers $95.

Milford Point Winter Shorebirds
Saturday, February 3 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Milford Point in the winter supports an amazing diversity of winter ducks. From different parts of the point you’ll see ducks and other waterfowl, have a chance to learn your gulls, and might even spot Snow Bunting or Harbor Seal. Stops at other winter birding sites can be expected. Always be on the lookout for the out-of-the-ordinary. Leader: Jim Sherwonit. Members $75/Nonmembers $85.

Birding Rhode Island Coast
Wednesday, February 14 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Spend the day cruising the Rhode Island coast, visiting Charlestown Breachway and Napatree Point. Take the opportunity to see this summertime destination without the tourists. These two locations are always full of birdlife. Leader: Andy Griswold. Members $85/Nonmembers $95.

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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!

 

Eagle and Osprey Boat Cruises

Saturday, April 28, 2018       10AM and 2PM
Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel will again offer a number of boat cruises to search for Bald Eagle, Osprey, and other bird species migrating and nesting along the Connecticut River. Bald Eagle can be found along the lower river, a habitat that hosts a transient winter population as well as nesting residents. Naturalists are on board the vessel to share information about the Connecticut River, the birdlife, and natural history. The vessel has a heated cabin, restrooms, and three decks for optimal viewing. Tours are approximately three hours in length and depart at 10am and 2pm. Cruises depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam, Connecticut. Appropriate for children eight years old and over. Food and drink available on board. Enjoy the beauty of the Connecticut River in spring! Fee: $40 for members and nonmembers. Reserve Now! Call us at 860-767-0660.

To make a reservation online, click on the desired time below. For Gift Certificates and phone reservations, please call us at 860-767-0660.

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