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CAPE ANN WEEKEND FIELD TRIP – Dates: Friday, February 15, 2019

through Monday, February 18, 2019


CAPE ANN WEEKEND FIELD TRIP – Dates: Friday, February 15, 2019 (check in)through Monday, February 18, 2019 (check out)  Donna & Don Traylor will once again be leading a weekend trip to Cape Ann for both the Montclair and Sussex Bird Clubs. Summary & information from the Traylors: The Cape Ann trip has become a yearly pilgrimage to beautiful coastal Massachusetts. Many birds of more northerly climes consider the shorelines here as downright balmy. Of course, people participating in this trip are highly recommended to pack many layers of clothing in the hopes that not all will be required! We will bird all day Saturday and Sunday and half a day Monday. Locations visited include: Newbury and Newburyport, Plum Island, Rockport and Gloucester and many small towns and parks in between. There is limited walking on this trip; we drive, park and scan at most locations. Please be prepared to car pool if we have a good turnout – makes it a lot easier for the leaders to keep cars together as we journey from one hotspot to the next. Dinners will be a group affair at some of the best local restaurants; usually we try to stop quickly for an indoor lunch in order to allow people to warm up a bit. Birds we always hope to see include alcids (last year we had a most cooperative Dovekie), owls (Snowy, Short-eared, Eastern Screech and sometimes Great Horned), Common and King Eiders, Long-tailed Duck, Purple Sandpipers, crossbills and other unusual winter finches, and Bald Eagles. Pack your binoculars, cameras and scopes and let the leaders know you plan on attending no later than February 12th (email us at dtraylor@ptd.net). Hope to see many of you up North!

Hotel Info: Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 35 Clarks Road, Amesbury, Massachusetts Standard room rate (Kings and Doubles): $82.00 per night plus applicable taxes and fees.

Call 978-388-3400 or 1-800-228-2800 for a reservation no later than 2/4/2019 to insure above room rate; identify yourself as a member of the Montclair Bird Club. Donna will advise of any additional group code.