Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ipswich River Canoe Trip and Bird Survey

Ipswich River by Phil Brown


Saturday, May 9, 7:00 am

Ipswich River Canoe Trip and Bird Survey

Event Coordinator: Robert Buchsbaum 
Email:rbuchsbaum@massaudubon.org 
Phone: 978-473-2389.

Participate in the 109th ECOC birding trip down the Ipswich River!  Arguably the oldest uninterrupted bird-count in the world, this event is timed to get the best views of birds before full leaf-out, but late enough in the season to get better weather for paddling.

The annual ECOC Canoe trip for 2015 is on May 9th starting at 7AM. The 
put in point is the state canoe landing on Rte 97 at the Ipswich River in Topsfield (Rte 97 & Juniper Lane - see map at www.massbird.org/ecoc/). The take out point is the landing on Topsfield Rd about 1 mile north of Asbury Street at Bradley Palmer State Park. I 
will need a few drivers to show up at 6:30AM to help spot cars at the take out point.

We typically finish around 12. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us for some post trip camaraderie and to go through the bird list afterward.  Place TBD.

Please let me know if you plan to attend. 
Email:rbuchsbaum@massaudubon.org 
Phone: 978-473-2389

If you don't have a canoe or kayak, let me know. We will try to hook up people with canoes with those who do not have one. As an alternative, Mass Audubon members can rent canoes at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. If you chose that option, you would start there and join us in route. You would need to canoe back to the landing at some point.

All participants MUST wear a PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE or will not be able to participate.

Let’s hope for great weather and lots of birds this year.

Robert

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