Date: 2/23/17 2:27 pm From: Christopher Loscalzo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] NHBC RI Coast Field Trip
Hi, fellow CT birders!
The NHBC field trip to the RI coast will run as scheduled this Saturday, February 25th. There is a chance of a shower or two in the afternoon, but that shouldn't interfere with our plans. The forecast is for warmer than normal temperatures and moderate, onshore winds. There is the chance those winds will blow some pelagic birds our way along the coast. We meet at 7:00 am at the commuter lot in Branford at exit 55 off I-95. We will visit eight or more prime birding spots in RI and return to the lot around 6 pm. The full announcement is below:
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge and R.I. Coast
Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:00 am
This all-day trip includes stops at Sachuest Point NWR, Beavertail State Park, Moonstone Beach, Trustum Pond, and other great birding sites on the RI coast. We will see lots of sea ducks including all three scoter species, Common Eider, and Harlequin Duck. We'll look for birds of prey, including Rough-legged Hawk and several owl species. We'll also be on the lookout for alcids and rare gulls. Dress warmly-it's likely to be cold and windy on the coast. The hiking is a bit strenuous. Bring lunch and a scope, if you have one. Meet at the Branford commuter lot, Exit 55 off I-95.
Leader: Chris Loscalzo, 203-389-6508, <closcalzo...>