[CT Birds] Canoe Tours and other events at Milford Point

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Family Canoe Programs

Through the Charles E. Wheeler Salt Marsh
The 840-acre Wheeler Marsh at Milford Point is home to many rare and unusual nesting bird species including, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Glossy Ibis, Clapper Rail, Willet, American Oystercatcher, Least Tern, Gadwall,Marsh Wren, Seaside and Saltmarsh Sparrows. As the summer progresses, a variety of migrating shorebirds, terns, and herons can also be seen. 

Join us on a guided canoe tour of the Charles Wheeler Salt Marsh.Steeped in local history, the Marsh offers an abundance of birds and otherwildlife, beautiful vistas and a chance to paddle and relax. Bring water, asnack, and wear shoes that can get wet. Contact the Coastal Centerfor more information. Trip routes are subject to change due to weather. Windmay cause trips to be canceled, even on sunny days; please call 1-1.5 hours inadvance for trip status. Advance registration required. Sign-up early for thesepopular tours! Inquire about tour dates in October. (* Bring a lunch on thesedays.)

Saturday, July 7 at 1:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 8 at 2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 21 at 12:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. 
Sunday, July 22 at 12:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 4 at 12:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. 
Sunday, August 5 at 12:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 18 at 10:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.*
Sunday, August 19 at 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.*
Saturday, September 15 at 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.*
Saturday, September 22 at 3:30 p.m.–6 p.m. (Evening Paddle)
Saturday, September 29 at 9:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. (Early Autumn Paddle)
Sunday, September 30 at 10:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. (Early Autumn Paddle)*
Sunday, October 28 at 9:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. (Late Autumn Paddle)  

Using Our Coastal Center Canoes
CAS Members $29/person, $69/canoe (3 people)
Non-members $39/person, $99/canoe (3people)

Using your Private Canoe/Kayak
$20 CAS Members, $30 Non-members


Summer is also a perfect time for a fun nature-based birthday party at the Coastal Center. Spaces are filling fast. Call Louise for a brochure at 203-878-7440, or see our webpage www.ctaudubon.org for party themes. 


Citizen Science: Horseshoe Crab Tagging Project
Saturday, June 23, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
On rising tides in May and June, horseshoe crabs visit our beaches to lay eggs. Shorebirds, traveling north toCanada, time their arrival to take advantage of this rich food source. Researchers trying to understand and protect these living fossils need your help! Delve into the incredible world of the horseshoe crab, while  helping to tag and release these amazing creatures. Bring water shoes, a water bottle, and a towel. Sign up early.
CAS Members: Children: $7 members; Non-members $10; Adult: $8 members; $12 Non-members:  $7 Senior

See you soon!

Frank Gallo, Director
Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center
1 Milford Point Road,
Milford, CT 06460
www.ctaudubon.org (look under Coastal Center)
Life is short. Bird often.

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