Thursday, July 5, 2012

Milford Point canoe trips

I post this canoe trip information from Coastal Center Director Frank Gallo because it is always a great opportunity to get out and see some beautiful and scarcely viewed birds up close! Milford Point is one of the best fall migration birding spots in the state and one of the most important conservation areas. Believe it or not, "fall" migration has begun as birds start to head south post-breeding. These trips are great for people of all ages and experience levels.


Family Canoe Programs

Through the Charles E. Wheeler Salt Marsh
The 840-acre Wheeler Marsh at Milford Point is home to many rare and unusual nesting bird species including Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Glossy Ibis, Clapper Rail, Willet, American Oystercatcher, Least Tern, Gadwall, Marsh Wren, Seaside and Saltmarsh Sparrows. As the summer progresses, a variety of migrating shorebirds, terns, and herons can also be seen.

Join us on a guided canoe tour of the Charles Wheeler Salt Marsh. Steeped in local history, the Marsh offers an abundance of birds and other wildlife, beautiful vistas and a chance to paddle and relax. Bring water, a snack, and wear shoes that can get wet. Contact the Coastal Center for more information. Trip routes are subject to change due to weather. Wind may cause trips to be canceled, even on sunny days; please call 1-1.5 hours in advance for trip status. Advance registration required. Sign-up early for these popular tours! Inquire about tour dates in October. (* Bring a lunch on these days.)

Saturday, July 7 at 1:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 8 at 2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 21 at 12:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 22 at 12:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 4 at 12:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 5 at 12:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 18 at 10:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.*
Sunday, August 19 at 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.*
Saturday, September 15 at 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.*
Saturday, September 22 at 3:30 p.m.–6 p.m. (Evening Paddle)
Saturday, September 29 at 9:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. (Early Autumn Paddle)
Sunday, September 30 at 10:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. (Early Autumn Paddle)*
Sunday, October 28 at 9:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. (Late Autumn Paddle)

Using Our Coastal Center Canoes
CAS Members $29/person, $69/canoe (3 people)
Non-members $39/person, $99/canoe (3people)

Using your Private Canoe/Kayak
$20 CAS Members, $30 Non-member


Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation Technician

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