Chapel Hill Bird Club Field Trips

Morgan Creek mudflats trip, 8/3/2002

Saturday morning trips leave the Glen Lennox parking lot (on the north side of 54 just east of the intersection with 15-501 in Chapel Hill) [map] at 7:30 a.m. sharp and return by noon. Changes from this schedule will be posted to CarolinaBirds and the Chapel Hill Bird Club Facebook page. If you don’t subscribe to CarolinaBirds, postings are also available at ABA North and South Carolina Bird News. Reservations are not necessary for local trips: just show up! Beginners and visitors are welcome! Bring binoculars, footwear appropriate for the weather, a scope if you've got one, and be prepared for a hike. Trips are cancelled in the event of inclement weather, such as heavy rain. Contact Bob Rybczynski (919-460-9383, rob.rybczy@gmail.com) if you need more details. (Due to a high frequency of "spam" phone calls, incoming calls are screened, so please stay on the line and start speaking after the tone.)

2017 Field Trip Schedule

This coming Saturday marks the opening of the Chapel Hill Bird Club’s fall schedule of Saturday bird walks. Here are a few reminders about how these trips operate:

The default meeting place and time is 7:30 a.m. at the Glen Lennox parking lot (on the north side of 54 just east of the intersection with 15-501 in Chapel Hill). One or two days before any trip, I will post, to the CHBC Facebook page, the destination (if decided) for the upcoming trip and any other pertinent info, like changes in meeting place or time.

Dress for the weather; waterproof footwear is almost always a good idea. Predictions of rain don’t automatically cancel a trip. Rain at 7:00 a.m. when I have to leave my home to drive to Chapel Hill or rain while we’re in the field might or might not terminate a bird walk. If it’s raining before 7:30 a.m., I’ll post to CHBC Facebook page, if I decide to cancel.

This Saturday’s destination depends on the weather between now and Sat. Morning (meet 7:30 a.m. at the Glen Lennox parking lot). If rain doesn’t raise Jordan Lake enough to obscure mud flats, we’ll visit Hope Valley Farm Rd. And walk to the lake. If mudflats are gone, we'll visit another locale, tbd.

Christmas Bird Count season begins [more info]

Chapel Hill Bird Club

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