[CT Birds] Rhode Island Pelagic Aug. 23

philiprusch at charter.net philiprusch at charter.net
Mon Jun 7 20:06:31 EDT 2010

I have been asked to forward this announcement to the CT Birds list.  Anyone interested should contact Carlos Pedro directly at:   

                    dcpedre at cox.net

Phil Rusch

> For the second year I am organizing a dedicated pelagic trip  to Block Canyon 
> and the shelf edge south of RI. I have tentatively reserved August 23 th on the 
> 'Lady Frances' out 
> of Galilee. This boat is the newest and fastest boat of the Frances Fleet. The 
> boat would depart on Monday, Aug. 23th at 10 PM and return on the 24th at 10 
> pm. There are bunks onboard for 45 passengers but this trip will be limited to 
> 38.The idea would be to sleep on the way and wake up at dawn on the shelf edge 
> 90 miles out , bird until 3 PM and return to port. There is a full Galley and 
> food and drink can be bought or you can bring your own. The cost of the trip if 
> we can get 38 birders will be $135. 
> This trip could present a great opportunity to possibly see some of the rarer 
> visitors to our waters such as Audobon's Shearwater, Bridled and Arctic Tern, 
> South Polar Skua, Jaegers, White-faced and Leech's Storm-petrels and possibly a 
> first RI record Band-rumped Storm-petrel. Band-rumps have been regularly seen 
> over the past few years on August Mass. trips to the canyons south of Nantucket. 
> If you are interested please e-mail me as soon as possible. Payment would be 
> do in early July. 
> Further info on the 'Lady Frances' can be obtained on the 'FRANCES FLEET' 
> website. 
> Carlos Pedro 

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