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September 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join local birding expert JoAnne Powell for a birding cruise on the White Oak River in Swansboro. The group will slowly cruise on a covered ferryboat through the estuaries in and around the White Oak River and Bogue Sound, including Huggins and Bear islands, looking for resident and migratory birds.
Participants will meet at the Hammocks Beach State Park Visitor Center in Swansboro and are asked to bring their own binoculars as well as water and a snack and to dress appropriately for the weather. The program fee is $20 for Coastal Federation members and $25 for nonmembers. All ages are welcome, through the program is geared toward adults and older children.
Registration is required and is nonrefundable. There is a maximum of 32 participants.
This event falls during National Estuaries Week. Celebration of vibrant coastal ecosystems has expanded to an entire week of appreciation since the first National Estuaries Day in 1988. From Sept. 16 to 23, the North Carolina Coastal Federation and other Restore America’s Estuaries member organizations all over the country will recognize the importance of estuaries by hosting events during National Estuaries Week that celebrate the many benefits these ecosystems provide. Estuaries help support the economy, preserve centuries-old cultures and traditions, maintain vital food supplies, protect nature’s bounty and are unique educational resources.