[CT Birds] FYI: Brookline Bird Club Pelagic Trip

Mardi Dickinson mardi1 at optonline.net
Thu Jun 17 18:34:41 EDT 2010

Towny and I are maybe going on this trip too. It should be a good trip.

We are also signed up for another Overnight Pelagic Trip out of RI to
Block Canyon and Shelf Edge South of RI. With Carlos Pedro in Aug.

Info below.

For the second year I am organizing a dedicated pelagic trip to Block  
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 each.

This trip could present a great opportunity to possibly see some of  
the rarer
visitors to RI waters such as Audobon's Shearwater, Bridled and Arctic  
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  

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  

Carlos Pedro
dcpedro at cox.net

Mardi Dickinson

On Jun 17, 2010, at 6:04 PM, Tina and Peter Green wrote:

> I thought I would pass this info along as some of you may be  
> interested.Frank Mantlik and I are already signed up  for this trip  
> and hope others will join us!
> Overnight Brookline Bird Club Dedicated Extreme Pelagic Trip
> Friday,Saturday  July 16 & 17, 2010 :  5:30am Friday to  6:00pm  
> Saturday
> Hyannis  to  offshore  areas.
> Hydrographer,Veatch's and Atlantis Canyons
> Birds expected: AUDUBON'S,Greater,Sooty,Cory's,and Manx  
> Shearwaters,Leach's & Wilson's Storm Petrels,Parasitic &
>   Pomarine Jaegers,Gannets,Gulls,Terns,and several marine mammals.We  
> hope to see Band-rumped Storm-petrels,
>   Black-capped Petrels,Bridled Tern,Skuas,and other  
> rarities.Anything is possible!
> Maximum participants = 50
> Costs: BBC Members : $290
>          Non-members : $310
> Rick Heil,Steve Mirick,Jeremiah Trimble,and Marshall Iliff lead this  
> trip. Our boat,the Helen H,is a very comfortable,fast,100 ft.  
> fishing boat with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Captain and  
> crew.There are 3 bunks aboard which will be available to the first  
> 38 people who sign up.There is a full galley with excellent foodat  
> reasonable prices.Parking is FREE!To reserve a space,send a check  
> for the full amount made out to the "Brookline Bird Club Agent"  
> along with a signed waiver to:
> Ida Giriunas,83 Summer Avenue,Reading,MA,01867
> Please include either your email or your postal address for  
> confirmation,boarding instructions,& further information.
> For additional information and the waiver,contact Ida at ida8 at verizon.net 
>  or 781-929-8772.
> Tina & Peter Green
> PH 203- 226- 9674
> FX 203- 226- 7285
> Website: www.renaissancestudios.com
> Mailing address: Renaissance Studio Inc
> 188 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT 06880
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