2006-12-14 / About Town

Birders invited to Cape Cod

Anyone who is a lover of the outdoors and doesn’t mind bundling up to look for winter birds can consider joining the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Winter Birding on Cape Cod trip, Jan. 19 to 21.

The Audubon Society is sponsoring this trip to the shores of Cape Cod due to the area’s reputation for excellent winter birding. Following the bustle of the summer tourism season, sea ducks, and winter migrants highlight Cape Cod’s coastal areas. The group will spend the weekend birding from Falmouth to Provincetown with the guidance of Audubon staff members who are expert birders. Some species that are typically found on the Cape this time of year include Shrikes, Alcids, Barrow’s Golden-eye, Harlequin Ducks, Short-eared Owls and many more.

The group departs at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 19, from Audubon headquarters, located at the Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Rd. in Smithfield and returns at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21.

The trip’s cost is $345, which includes a shared room for two nights. Add $50 for a single room. The Audubon Society’s discounted member rate is $300 for a shared room and an additional $50 for a single room. Accommodations include a continental breakfast. For lunch and dinner the group will dine in area restaurants, and participants are in charge of paying for their own meals. Bring a bagged lunch for the first day.

Reservations are limited and will be filled on a first-come basis. For more information or to register please contact the Audubon at 401- 949-5454 ext. 3041.

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