On a bird-lovers’ tour of Ossabaw Island.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Your Guide: Coastal Georgia birding expert Diana Churchill
This birding-oriented education trip of Ossabaw Island is scheduled during the peak season for great egrets, snowy egrets, endangered nesting wood storks, and perhaps an anhinga or a night heron.
The trip is perfect for birding veterans, novices, and never-before birders. You’ll visit Pine Barren Pond rookery on Ossabaw Island, a secluded nesting and mating habitat for several species of wading birds, with stops at other important island bird habitats. On-Island Coordinator Jim Bitler will co-lead the trip with Churchill.
Other stops on the island trip will include visits to maritime forest and a variety of wetland habitats. Bring-your-own picnic for our lunch stop under the pines behind Middle Beach, near the site of the Torrey family’s former beach house.
Ideal for first time visitors as well as those familiar with Ossabaw.
Participants on past day trips will find this birder’s eye view offers a new way to see Ossabaw Island, the third largest Georgia barrier island.
See details below, then contact Jim Bitler at The Ossabaw Island Foundation to sign up.
Contact: (912) 210.1613 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee: $50 for Friends of Ossabaw Island, $65 for future Friends of Ossabaw. Your payment confirms your reservation.
Day Trip to Ossabaw Island
Trip date: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $50 per person for Friends of Ossabaw, $65 per person for Future Friends of Ossabaw.
Registration: Jim Bitler, (912) 210.1613 / email@example.com
How To Pay/confirm your registration :
Trip fee is payable in advance by check to:
The Ossabaw Island Foundation, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah, GA 31401
The trip fee covers the round trip boat transportation plus the full day of programming/touring.
Trip will occur rain or shine, except for during severe weather watches or warnings.
In the case of trip cancellation due to weather, the trip will be rescheduled.
Deadline to register: Wednesday, May 13 at 5:00 p.m.
What to bring: Sack lunch, bottled water or other beverage. Binoculars if you have them.
What to wear: Casual outdoor clothes and closed toed shoes.
Travel: The boat to Ossabaw Island departs at 9:30 a.m. from Delegal Marina at The Landings on Skidaway Island.
Please arrive at the marina by 9:15 a.m. The marina is about 30-45 minutes from downtown Savannah.
Travel to the island is via an open pontoon-style boat with a canopy. Very breezy!
Trip requires some physical exertion. Not recommended for people with knee, hip or back problems.
Transportation on the island is via wooden buckboard wagon pulled behind a truck. It’s a rugged ride, so the trip isn’t recommended for people with hip, back or knee problems. Casual outdoor clothes and closed toed shoes recommended.
Group size: Maximum 30 people.
Please call or email Jim Bitler to reserve your place on the trip. (912) 210.1613 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Your payment confirms your reservation.
Deadline is Wednesday, May 13 at 5:00 p.m.
Contact Elizabeth (912) 233-5104 or Robin (912) 272-1448 regarding directions to the marina or other trip-related questions.
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