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2000 FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE

January 8, 2000– FLORENCE, NJ for some of the best gull watching in the east; ‘white-winged’ gulls, Lesser Black-backs, and a search for Yellow-legged Gull. Meet at the boat ramp at 9AM.
Leader: Ward Dasey

January 15 - 17, 2000 – MONTAUK (LONG ISLAND), NY for winter finches, eiders, scoters, alcids and any Eurasian accidentals. Car pool from N.E. Phila at 6AM. Space is limited due to lodging constraints – first come, first served! Max. 16
Leaders: Erica Brendal, Chris Walters

March 5, 2000– NEW JERSEY PELAGIC, out of CAPE MAY aboard the ‘Miss Chris’, looking for alcids, skuas and fulmars. 5AM to 5PM. Cost: $65 per person. Max. 40 people.
Call Capt. Fred Ascoli (609) 884-3939 or Paul Guris (215) 234-6805 at sawwhet@voicenet.com

March 25, 2000– PEDRICKTOWN and MANNINGTON MARSH ( S.W. NJ) for winter stragglers and early migrants, including Ruff.
Leader: Frank Windfelder

April 26 - 29, 2000 – DRY TORTUGAS, FL aboard the ‘Yankee Freedom’ at the height of spring migration, with Kevin Karlson’s Jaeger Tours. Space limited.
Leader: Adrian Binns

May 5 - 7, 2000– "THREE DAYS IN THE SWAMPS", POCOMOKE and the ENVIRONS, DE and MD starting at Bombay Hook and Little Creek followed by an evening jaunt for rails and then on to the Pocomoke Swamp. Some folks camp, while others get accommodations at nearby motels.
Leader: Colin Campbell

May 6, 2000– WHITE CLAY CREEK, DE. Nesting Cerulean Warblers are possible along with Hooded Warbler, Pileated Woodpecker and Willow Flycatcher. Meet at the Hot Shoppes Rest area on Rte 95 south of Wilmington, between Rtes 273 & 896 at 6:30AM.
Leader: Andy Ednie

May 13, 2000– PENNYPACK CREEK PARK, Philadelphia for an all day affair with warblers in the morning and a search for Bicknell’s in the afternoon.
Leader: Frank Windfelder

May 21, 2000– HAWKINS ROAD and BRIGHTVIEW FARM, Burlington Co., NJ. The target species at Hawkins Road will be breeding Prothonotary, Worm-eating, Kentucky and Hooded Warblers and grasslands species at Brightview Farm. Meet at 6AM at the Vincentown Diner, Rte 206/38.
Leader: Don Jones

May 25 - 31, 2000– KIRTLAND’S WARBLER and the UPPER PENINSULA of MICHIGAN
to catch the tail end of spring migration over Memorial weekend; Yellow Rail and Kirtland’s Warbler on their breeding grounds. Cost: tba
Leader: Adrian Binns
Field Trip Report in the Autumn 2000 Larus

May 27 - 29, 2000– NORTH CAROLINA PELAGIC, out of Manteo aboard the ‘Country Girl’ to the gulf stream, for Fea’s, Black-capped and Trinidade Petrels, tropicbirds, shearwaters as well as numerous cetaceans. $99 each trip. 5:30AM
Leaders: Paul Guris, Armas Hill at font@focusonnature.com

May 28, 2000– NEW JERSEY PELAGIC, out of CAPE MAY aboard the ‘Morning Star‘, to the canyons S.E. of Cape May for shearwaters, storm petrels, jaegers, skuas, terns, and phalaropes. Cost $96. Max 20
Leaders: Paul Guris, Armas Hill at font@focusonnature.com

June 3 - 4, 2000– NORTH CAROLINA PELAGIC, out of Manteo aboard the ‘Country Girl’ to the Gulf Stream, for Fea’s, Black-capped, and Trinidade Petrels, tropicbirds, shearwaters as well as numerous cetaceans. $99 each trip. 5:30AM
Leaders: Paul Guris, Armas Hill at font@focusonnature.com

July 16, 2000 – "DELAWARE BAYSHORE TRIP", BOMBAY HOOK NWR and ENVIRONS, DE to witness the annual spectacle of shorebird migration. Meet at 7:30AM at the Bombay Hook refuge headquarters.
Leader : Sandy Sherman

July 29 - 31, 2000 – NORTH CAROLINA PELAGIC, out of Manteo aboard the ‘Country Girl’. Shearwater’s, Bridled and Sooty Tern’s, Black-capped Petrels, White-tailed Tropicbirds and possible Trinidade, Fea’s and Bulwer’s Petrel. $99 each trip. 5:30AM
Leaders: Paul Guris, Armas Hill at font@focusonnature.com

August 5 - 7, 2000 – NORTH CAROLINA PELAGIC, out of Manteo aboard the ‘Country Girl’, in search of White-faced Storm-Petrel, South Polar Skuas and Bulwer’s Petrel. $99 each trip. 5:30AM
Leaders: Paul Guris, Armas Hill at font@focusonnature.com

August 26, 2000– NEW JERSEY PELAGIC, out of Brielle aboard the ‘Atlantis’, to the Hudson Canyon at the prime time for Long-tailed Jaegers during their southbound migration. All 3 species of Jaegers and South polar Skua are possible as well as Shearwaters and Storm-Petrels. 5AM - 9PM. Cost: $75
Leaders: Paul Guris, Armas Hill at font@focusonnature.com

September 17, 2000 – FALL BIRDING at the BAILEY TRACT, PALMYRA, NJ. Anything is possible at this great location, but the focus will be on migrating warblers. Last year 22 species including numerous Connecticut Warblers as well as Lincoln’s and Clay-colored Sparrow.
Leader: Ward Dasey
Trip Report

September 30 - October 8, 2000– VERACRUZ, Mexico. Join Kevin Karlson’s Jaeger Tours for the spectacular ‘River of Raptors’, along with over 250 species seen in 1999. Full.
Leader: Adrian Binns

October 7, 2000 – TUCKERTON MARSHES, NJ for Sharp-tailed Sparrows, with great comparison of all races of Nelson’s and Salt Marsh Sharp-tailed’s. A walk along 7 bridges road, is likely to add another dozen sparrow species. This will be followed by a loop around Brigantine NWR. Meet at the end of 7 Bridges Road at 7:30 sharp!
Leader: Frank Windfelder

November 4, 2000 – Bake Oven Knob for migrating raptors. Meet in the parking lot at Bake Oven at 8:30 AM. We will leave the Hawk Watch by 2 PM. Bring Food!
Leader: Frank Windfelder

December 2, 2000– NEW JERSEY PELAGIC, out of Brielle going as close as possible to the Hudson Canyon in search of Great Skua, Manx Shearwater, alcids, Kittiwakes and Fulmars. 5AM to 7PM.
Leaders: Paul Guris, Armas Hill

 

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