Date: 8/28/17 7:48 am From: Lauren Kras <lauren.kras...> Subject: [NHBirds] New Hampshire Audubon - Seacoast Chapter Pelagic - Tuesday September 5
There are still a few remaining spots open for the NHA Seacoast Chapter
Pelagic Trip on Tuesday, September 5th out of Rye Harbor. If you're
interested and have not yet signed up please let me know and I will
register you for the trip.
See below for the original post and more information.
> In past years September pelagics out of Rye harbor have ventured into MA,
> NH, and ME waters (which state's waters we visit depends on where the birds
> are) and have turned up interesting birds including four species of
> Shearwater (Great, Manx, Cory’s, and Sooty), 2 species of Phalarope
> (Red-necked and Red), 3 species of Jaeger (Parasitic, Long-tailed,
> Pomarine), two species of Storm-petrel (Wilson’s and Leach’s), Northern
> Fulmar, and other species such as Black Tern, Sabine’s Gull and Lesser
> Black-backed Gull. (As with any trip no bird species is guaranteed or
> should to be expected!). As in past years, the Seacoast Chapter of NH
> Audubon is organizing an all day trip on Tuesday, September 5th out of Rye
> Harbor aboard the MV Granite State. The cost is 75$ per person to cover
> fuel, boat time, and high-quality fish-based chum.
> Additional details below:
> WHEN: Tuesday, September 5th. Meet dockside in Rye Harbor at 7:30AM for an
> 8:00 departure aboard the MV Granite State, with Captain Pete Reynolds.
> We'll spend all day at sea, searching for birds, and return to harbor
> around 5pm. Steve Mirick will be calling out birds and many other
> experienced pelagic birders will be on board to help call out and chum for
> birds. Parking at Rye Harbor costs 5$ per car and is not included in the
> trip cost. Participants are encouraged to carpool.
> WHAT TO BRING: Binoculars!!! If you would like to bring a field guide,
> feel free, but there should be some on board already. If you have a camera,
> bring it and all necessary supplies. Snacks and a lunch are suggested along
> with ample water as we’ll be at sea for many hours. There is a small galley
> on board which serves snacks and beverages. Weather at sea is generally
> slightly cooler than weather on shore so please check the forecast and be
> prepared. Rain gear (for spray or drizzle), sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat
> are recommended. Take motion-sickness pills if you're vulnerable to
> seasickness an hour prior to departure.
> REGISTRATION: You MUST REGISTER in advance for this trip – to do so please
> email Lauren Kras at Lauren.Kras @ gmail.com. After registration please
> allow 24-48 hours for confirmation via email.
> COST: Cost is 75$ per person. Payment must be received before the trip or
> you may lose your spot! Address to send your payment (cash or check) will
> be provided upon registration. Ticket price covers boat fuel, crew time,
> and chum. Leaders are experts who are volunteering their time. The amount
> of chum will depend on number of participants as the cost of chum adds up
> CANCELLATION POLICY: Any cancellation made within 7 days of the trip is
> non-refundable. Exceptions will be made if you find an alternate for your
> slot and if your cancellation does not result in bringing the trip roster
> below the minimum number to fund the boat.
> We hope you will join us!
> Lauren Kras
> Greenland, NH
> Seacoast Chapter President