Audubon is putting the ‘Out’ in the Outdoors

Posted June 21st, 2021 in Uncategorized.

Cape Fear Audubon invites all in Wilmington’s LGBTQ community to any or all of our upcoming bird outings.

The June-September schedule is as follows:

Wrightsville Beach – So. End

Mon, Jun 21, 2021 9:00am – 11:00am

Kathy Hannah has been a bird steward for Audubon for years and knows this area and the nesting birds of Wrightsville Beach.  Please meet at the very end of Wrightsville Beach parking lot.  There is a $5.00/hour parking fee. Carpools encouraged.

Kathy Hannah
(973) 615-1248

Seabiscuit Wildlife Shelter – Oak Island 

Sat, Aug 14, 2021 10:00am – 11:30am

Mary Ellen Rogers is owner/operator of Seabiscuit Wildlife Shelter and has opened up a tour of her facility for CFA.  The number and species of birds she will have on hand depend on what has been rescued that week, as well as birds already in residence and recuperating from an injury.

Reservations required.

If you like, you can arrive on Oak Island early and take a self-guided tour of the south end of the Island.  Go down East Beach Drive to the very end, turn on Kings Lynn Drive and park in the lot that faces the water. Lots of shorebirds!

Please remember that Mary Ellen depends upon contributions to keep her operation afloat.  Please give generously at the end of her tour!

Mary Ellen Rogers
1638 East Beach Drive
Oak Island, NC  28465

Sunset Beach, Twin Lakes with George Harrington, Douglas Hughes and David Wilson

Sat, Sep 4, 2021 9:30am – 11:30am

Three avid birders will lead this adventure!  They are all residents of the area and know exactly where to go to get the most out of your walk.

Meet at Sunset Beach Town Park.  You will carpool from there.  If you wish to carpool from Wilmington to Sunset Beach, more information will be provided at a later date.

Take Hwy 17 until 2nd traffic light past the light with Ashley Furniture and seafood restaurant on corners.

Left at light onto Hwy 904/Seaside Road.  There is a McDonald’s gas station, a CVS and Walgreens.  Go 1-1/2 miles.

Go straight through the next light for 179 Business/Sunset Blvd.  There are two gas stations there, as well as a CVS and Walgreens.

Go 1-1/2 miles.Go 180 degrees around the circle (straight) and go 100 yards.  Turn left into the parking lot across the street from Dave’s fishing store.

George Harrington
(910) 579-2595

Huntington Beach State Park

Sat, Sep 18, 2021 7:00am – 12:30pm

John Sutton led this walk last year and it was a huge success.  John is not only a wonderful photographer, but he has a very informative running dialog about the birds you will see along the way.

If you wish to carpool from Wilmington, meet in the Halyburton parking lot at 7:00 am.  Otherwise, please gather in the small parking lot at HBSP (across the causeway, then a slight right) no later than 9:00 a.m.

John Sutton
(910) 538-8589