October 23, 2004
|Trip Leader: Stephen Harris
Cost: $10 per person
Maximum Participants: 12
Trip Description: Join fellow CBC members for a day of fall birding along the NC coast. We 'll meet at 7:30 am at the Fort Fisher Civil War Museum parking lot located on the west side of Hwy. 421, just south of Kure Beach. The trip will focus on local hot spots in the Greater Fort Fisher area with its ocean front, mud flats, tidal basin, and area maritime forest. We hope to use four-wheel drive vehicles part of the day to drive out on the ocean front to access what can be excellent mud flats. Bring drinks and a picnic lunch; restrooms are available in the area.. There will be relatively easy walking involved.
Trip Report: On the Carolina Bird Club field trip to the Fort Fisher area today the group enjoyed outstanding Fall weather and 79 species including outstanding looks at all three targeted marsh sparrows; Seaside Sparrow, Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow, and Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow. Also of note was a Merlin that buzzed through scattering birds in every direction while we were having lunch at the Aquarium picnic tables. The complete trip list is: