Date: 9/22/17 6:03 am From: Shirley Devan via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Birding the Eastern Shore Oct 13-15 with Coastal VA Wildlife Observatory
Greetings Virginia Birders,
Birding the lower Eastern Shore of Virginia in mid-October can be a thrilling adventure as you marvel at the raptors migrating over the Kiptopeke Hawkwatch and delight in the warblers refueling on the Devil’s Walking Sticks for the rest of their journey south.
Join Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory the weekend of October 13-15, 2017 for a small group, guided birding experience (limited to 12) to several public hot spots – including Kiptopeke State Park and the Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge – as well as several areas not open to the public such as Eyre Hall, Pickett’s Harbor, or Glebe Farm.
You’ll enjoy a private hawkwatch presentation, free access to Kiptopeke State Park, personalized birding field trips and presentations with experts. PLUS Saturday evening will feature a fun social time with a short tutorial/program about migration followed by an owl prowl. Your weekend will include lodging for Friday and Saturday nights at one of the Kiptopeke Lodges and light breakfasts.
Field trips and presentations will be provided by CVWO President Brian Taber, and vice-President Dave Youker, as well as CVWO members, Bill Akers and Jerry Via. All birding levels are welcome. Adults 18 and over.
Fee: $250 per person; $350 per couple. Fee includes 2 nights at the Kiptopeke Lodge (shared room for singles), all guided field trips, presentations, owl prowl, and light breakfasts. Make check payable to CVWO and mail to CVWO, PO Box 764, Lightfoot, VA 23090. CVWO is a 501(c) 3. As such, depending on the level of participation, some of your fee will be tax deductible. We will let you know the percentage following the birding weekend.
Register: Register by October 2. Email: CVWO Secretary Shirley Devan. – <><sedevan52...> <mailto:<sedevan52...> with your name(s), address, and phone. Full payment due by October 6.
Fee: Full refund will be provided if cancellation is before October 9. If bad weather such as a hurricane or tropical storm forces cancellation of the weekend, CVWO will issue a full refund.
Meals: On your own with the exception of breakfast provided by CVWO each morning at a lodge at Kiptopeke State Park. We will provide a list of area accommodations/restaurants when you register if you need one. CVWO will provide water, snacks, and desserts for Saturday night’s presentation.
Shirley Devan, Secretary Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory cvwo.org <http://cvwo.org/>