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Dominican Republic Trip!!

i Jul 30th No Comments by

Wake Audubon has partnered with one of our sponsor’s, EcoQuest Travel, to offer a 12-day birding/natural history excursion to the Dominican Republic. The dates for the trip are: January 14-25, 2011.  The cost of the trip is ~$3,700, which includes airfare and all other major expenses (e.g. food and lodging, but not alcohol).  The trip is designed to see 31 of the 32 bird species endemic to the island of Hispaniola (we won’t be able to get the one in Haiti).  Also included is some boat time in lovely Caribbean waters to observe Humpback whales, which breed in the area.  We are currently accepting registrations and deposits.  For a full itinerary or more information, please contact Dave Davenport at ddavenport@earthlink.net or John Gerwin, at jgerwin@wakeaudubon.org .

Sign up for Purple Martin Roost Trip!

i Jul 13th No Comments by

Last year Wake Audubon and the Museum led a trip to the Outer Banks that included an evening tour via boat to the Mann’s Harbor Bridge to watch the Purple Martins come in to roost, and it was a blast!!   Over 100,000 birds flying in is quite spectacular. The folks at Coastal Carolina Purple Martin Society are offering this trip again July 24 and 31st.

The trip is an evening cruise out of Manteo over to the bridge and back.  Besides birds there is a chance you will get a pretty sunset!  You must reserve your spot in advance. Details below:

Saturday, July 24 (reserve by July 21)
Saturday, July 31 (reserve by July 28)

Join a guided sunset tour to the breathtaking Manns Harbor purple martin roost aboard the Crystal Dawn. Come enjoy the views, learn about the roost, and see 100,000+ birds up close!

*Reserve your seat now!
*Tickets: $30 per person
*Full refund if cancelled by weather ***
*Depart at 6:00 p.m. from Crystal Dawn dock at Pirate’s Cove Marina, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway.
*Returns at approximately 10 p.m.
*Light refreshments available (or bring your own).
*Use a credit card or Paypal instant transfer via our donation button to purchase tickets. Please make a payment of $30 per ticket and note what day you are reserving.
*Or send your check to:
Coastal Carolina Purple Martin Society
PO Box 172 Manns Harbor, NC 27953
*Please provide your contact information: phone # & email address.
*Call (252) 394-6205 for further information, and to let us know if you will be paying by check via mail.

***all other cancellations of no-shows cannot be refunded and will be considered general donations to the Coastal Carolina Purple Martin Society.

For more information, check out their site!