[CT Birds] Fwd: RI Pelagic Sept.9

philiprusch at charter.net philiprusch at charter.net
Wed Aug 25 09:57:55 EDT 2010

Good morning,

I have been asked to forward this pelagic birding opportunity to CT Birds by Carlos Pedro from Rhode Island.  This is an relatively inexpensive trip out to the deep offshore canyons south of New England.  Anyone interested should contact Carlos at:

               dcpedro at cox.net

Phil Rusch

> Since the cancellation of the overnight pelagic to Block Canyon scheduled for Aug. 23-24, 
> because of weather, I've continued to attempt to reschedule this trip during this prime 
> time for pelagic birding. After discussions with the Frances Fleet, the trip has 
> been scheduled to depart on Thursday, September 9th at 9 PM and return at 9 PM on September 10th. 
> We will depart from the Galilee Dock in Narragansett aboard the 'Lady Frances'. 
> This boat is the newest and fastest boat of the Frances Fleet.  
> 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 RI 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 Mass. trips to the canyons south of Nantucket. 
> Since many from the original trip are unable participate there should be a number 
> of spots available for anyone who may be interested. If you are interested in 
> participating please e-mail me at dcpedro at cox.net  as soon as possible. 
> Carlos Pedro 

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