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2001 FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE

January 6, 2001 FLORENCE, NJ for some of the best gull watching in the east. ‘White-wing’ gulls, Lesser Black-backs, and a search for Yellow-legged Gull. Meet at the boat ramp at 9AM.
Leader: Ward Dasey

January 13-15, 2001 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

Highlights reported: - Red-necked Grebe, Gannets, Tufted Duck, Barrow's Golden Eye, Harlequin Duck, Common Eider, Wood Duck. Oystercatchers, Lesser BB Gull, Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull, Razorbill, Snowy Owl, Hermit Thrush, Waxwings, Dickcissel, Snow Bunting, Lapland Longspur and Boat Tailed Grackles

March 4, 2001 PELAGIC out of CAPE MAY, NJ on the ‘Miss Chris’ in Jersey and Delaware waters, looking for alcids, skuas and fulmars. 5AM to 5PM Great Skua and Thick-billed Murre have been seen at least once. In 1998 2 Northern Right Whales. (Run on March 11, March 4 cancelled for bad weather). Max. 40 people
Cost: $65 make checks out to “Miss Chris Boats”.. Mail to: P. .Guris
Leader: Paul Guris

March 31, 2001 PEDRICKTOWN and MANNINGTON MARSH (SW NJ) for winter stragglers and early migrants, including Ruff.
Leader: Frank Windfelder

April 13-22, 2001 COLORADO “2001: A CHICKEN ODYSSEY” Nine days of birding in Colorado, going for all the ‘chickens’. Flight into Denver. Trip is full…
Leader: Adrian Binns

May 4- 6, 2001 MARYLAND: “BLACK RAIL or BUST" centered on Elliot Island in the evenings and Pocomoke Swamp during the daytime. Cost: TBA
Leader: Colin Campbell
Trip Report

May 12, 2001 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 13, 2001 WHITE CLAY CREEK, DE. : Meet at the Hot Shoppes Rest Area on Rte I-95 south of Wilmington, between exits for Rtes 273 & 896 at 6:00AM.Nesting Cerulean Warblers are possible along with Hooded Warbler, Pileated Woodpecker and Willow Flycatcher. Last year White-winged Crossbills!
Leader: Andy Ednie

May 20, 2001 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, 26, 2001 ALL NIGHT PELAGIC aboard the 95’ catamaran “Miss Barnegat Light” to Hudson and Tom’s Canyon. Depart Friday evening at 10pm from Barnegat Light, NJ and returning Saturday afternoon at 3pm. Shearwater’s, 3 Jaegers, South Polar and Great Skua, Black-capped Petrel, Sooty and Bridled Tern as well as 3 Storm-Petrels are possible. European Storm-Petrel was seen on this trip several years ago. Cost: $120 Payable to Alan Brady
Leader: Alan Brady

June 2, 2001 LEWES, DE PELAGIC: aboard the “Ship Jack” to the Baltimore and Hudson Canyons.: In 2000, 4 species of Shearwater, Leach’s Storm-Petrel, Bridled Tern, South Polar Skua, Atlantic Puffin as well as Pomarine and Parasitic Jaeger. Cost: $100 4AM to 4PM
Leaders: Andy Ednie & Armas Hill

June 4, 2001 NORTH CAROLINA PELAGIC, Manteo onboard the ‘Country Girl’ to the gulf stream and continental shelf, for Fea’s, Black-capped and Trinidad Petrels, Tropicbirds, Shearwaters as well as numerous cetaceans. $104 each trip. Boat leaves at 5:30AM
Leaders: Paul Guris or Armas Hill

June 9, 10, 2001 NORTH CAROLINA PELAGIC, Manteo onboard the ‘Country Girl’ to the gulf stream and continental shelf, for Fea’s, Black-capped and Trinidad Petrels, Tropicbirds, Shearwaters as well as numerous cetaceans.$104 each trip. Boat leaves at 5:30AM
Leaders: Paul Guris &Armas Hill

June 9, 2001 LEWES, DE PELAGIC aboard the “Skip Jack” to Baltimore and Wilmington Canyon. In 2000, 4 species of Shearwater, Leach’s Storm-Petrel, Bridled Tern, South Polar Skua, Atlantic Puffin as well as Pomarine and Parasitic Jaeger. Cost: $100 4AM to 4PM
Leaders: Andy Ednie & Armas Hill

July 22, 2001 BOMBAY HOOK NWR and ENVIRONS, DE, to witness the annual spectacle of shorebird migration. Meet at7:30AM at the visitors center.
Leader: Sandy Sherman

August 5, 6, 2001 – NORTH CAROLINA PELAGIC, Manteo on board the Country Girl’ to the Gulf Stream and the Continental Shelf, in search of Shearwater’s, Bridled and Sooty Tern, White-faced Storm-Petrel, Black-capped Petrel, White-tailed Tropicbird, South Polar Skua, Trinidad, Fea’s and Bulwer’s Petrel. .Cost: $104 each trip. Boat leaves at 5:30AM
Leaders: Paul Guris & Armas Hill

August 12, 13, 2001 – NORTH CAROLINA PELAGIC, Manteo onboard the ‘Country Girl’ to the Gulf Stream and the Continental Shelf, in search of Shearwater’s, Bridled and Sooty Tern, White-faced Storm-Petrel, Black-capped Petrel, White-tailed Tropicbird, South Polar Skua, Trinidad, Fea’s and Bulwer’s Petrel. .Cost: $104 each trip. Boat leaves at 5:30AM
Leaders: Paul Guris & Armas Hill

August 18, 2001 - BOMBAY HOOK NWR & Environs, Delaware Meet at headquarters at 7:30am. Leader: Ellen Short
Trip Report

September 1, 2001 - NEW JERSEY PELAGIC, Brielle: onboard 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. Bridled Tern’s were seen in 2000. 5AM-9PM. Cost: $75.
Leaders: Paul Guris & Armas Hill

September 16, 2001 - FALL BIRDING at the PALMYRA COVE NATURE PARK, PALMYRA, NJ. : Anything is possible at this great location, but the focus will be on migrating warblers and sparrows. Meet at 7 AM in the car park.
Leader: Ward Dasey

September 21- Oct 1, 2001 VERACRUZ, Mexico Join Kevin Karlson’s Jaeger Tours, for the spectacular ‘River of Raptors’, along with over 260 species seen in 2000, including Aplomado Falcon, Blue-crowned Motmot, Red Warbler and Slate-throated Redstart. There will also be an optional extension to the Catemaco Rainforest, Sept 21-23 Space limited. Cost : $1995 plus cost of extension to Catemaco, T.B.A.
Leader: Adrian Binns

October 13, 2001 TUCKERTON MARSHES, NJ for Sharp-tailed Sparrows, with great comparison of all races of Nelson’s as well as Salt Marsh Sharp-tail’s. A walk along Seven Bridges road, is likely to add another a dozen sparrow species. Meet at the end of Seven Bridges Road at 7:30AM sharp!
Leader: Frank Windfelder

November 3, 2001 BAKE OVEN KNOB, PA for raptors and possible Golden Eagle and Goshawk. Meet at car park at 8:30AM
Leader: Frank Windfelder & Bill Murphy

December 8, 2001 PELAGIC out of BRIELLE, NJ 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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