IOS is pleased to announce this year’s Carlyle Lake Field Trip to be held, Saturday, September 27th, 2014. This trip includes the popular three-hour pelagic aboard comfortable pontoon boats.
Long-tailed Jaeger is the most hoped for of possible rarities on this trip.
We will meet at McDonald’s at 6:30 AM. The trip most likely will end around 7:30 pm. This is an all day field trip, beginning with a lake scan from Dam West Beach before we travel to Eldon Hazlet State Park to search for migrant songbirds. We’ll hit several areas at Hazlet before lunch. Lunch will be fast food or bring your own, but we’ll gather at the Dam West picnic area where we’ll be able to enjoy the shade, yet search for more birds while we eat.
After lunch we’ll hit a few areas for shorebirds and waders, depending on lake levels.
The boat trip will begin at 3:30 pm placing us on the lake at the best feeding time for gulls, terns and other waterbirds. As always, we hope to find SABINE’S GULL, any JAEGER species and both RED and RED-NECKED PHALAROPES.
Bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, mud boots and hat.
Those planning on staying Saturday night may wish to join us for a group supper at a nearby restaurant. Recommended Hotel/Motels are available in Carlyle, Greenville, Salem and Vandalia.
There is a fee associated with this field trip to cover the costs of pontoon rental and gasoline. In addition, $5 per participant goes to the IOS Grants program. The fee is $30 for existing IOS members and $50 for non-IOS members. The $50 fee for non-members registers you for the field trip, and also pays for a one-year IOS membership and all the benefits, including 4 issues of the outstanding IOS journal, The Meadowlark.
This field trip is limited to 45 participants with IOS members receiving first priority. Trip registration and payment below. Registration will not be accepted without full payment in advance. The leader is not accepting payment or registrations. Persons not using the website and paypal must promptly register by sending full payment to the IOS post office box and note that their payment is for “Carlyle pelagic.”
The trip will fill up fast. IOS will not make refunds but will allow substitutes; if you sign up for the trip and cannot attend, it will be your responsibility to notify the leader of your substitute. If you cannot provide a substitute, the trip leader will take the first name on the waiting list as a replacement.. If you have any questions about the trip feel free to contact the leader at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (618) 560-9450.
Looking forward to another great trip!
Thanks and good birdings!
Registration and Payment