When: Sun., Oct. 13, 8 a.m. 2019
Take a tour Sunday, October 13 at 8 a.m. of the tidal mudflats of the Rondout Creek in search of migratory birds, shorebirds, and terns. The mouth of Rondout Creek provides rich habitat for migrants and locals alike and great blue herons, osprey, bald eagles, cormorants, and other local water birds are easy to spot. Bring your binoculars to look out for migrating waterfowl and songbirds on this pair of autumn cruises aboard the 100% solar-powered tour boat Solaris. With her quiet electric motors, you should be able to get up close and personal with all kinds of birds. Led by birding enthusiast Peter Schoenberger, tour the mudflats behind the Rondout Lighthouse, the Sleightsburgh barge graveyard and Sleightsburgh spit, and Port Ewen Bay at low tide aboard one of just two opportunities to bird aboard Solaris.