Sunday, May 1, 2011
12:45 PM Boarding at Carolina Beach Marina aboard Winner Cruise Queen
1:00 PM Departure from dock
5:00 PM Return to dock (approximate time)
Carolina Beach Marina
100 Carl Winner Avenue
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Cost: $35.00 Adults, $25.00 Children under 12
Join this annual cruise along the lower Cape Fear River and get a close-up look at amazing Audubon Bird Sanctuaries where hundreds of birds nest every spring and summer. This is a rare opportunity to see large flocks of nesting coastal birds in action. Bring your camera and binoculars as you'll have the chance to see nesting colonies of White Ibis, Great Egrets and Herons.
Guides on the cruise include Dr. James Parnell, retired Professor Emeritus of Biology from UNC-W and Walker Golder and Andy Wood with Audubon North Carolina.
Pack a picnic lunch if you would like. Soft drinks and water will be sold aboard ship.
You can buy tickets at Wild Bird & Garden, 3501 Oleander Dr., Hanover Center (910)343-6001 or you can mail a check, payable to "Cape Fear Garden Club" to:
Lower Cape Fear Cruise
c/o Melinda Stewart
5084 Edinboro Lane
Wilmington, NC 28409
For more information:
Email Melinda Stewart at JohnandmelindaS@aol.com
Note: Tickets are non-refundable. In case of a cancellation due to weather (although this has never happened), your check for the tickets will be considered a fully tax deductible contribution to Audubon of North Carolina. We do not schedule a rain date because viewing nesting birds requires a limited time frame.