Cat Point Creek Birding Kayak Tour
November 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$24 – $30
Join FOR River Steward Anne Self for a Winter Birding Paddle on Cat Point Creek! This program will cover the ecology, natural history, and identification of waterfowl and wetland bird species. We will be accompanied by FOR Board Member and UMW Biology Professor Andrew Dolby.
Cat Point Creek is a tidal creek that winds its way from Westmoreland County into the Rappahannock River at Naylor’s Beach. Much of the Creek is designated as an “Important Bird Area” by the National Audubon Society. A large portion of the watershed is protected and as a result the wetland and riparian habitat remains intact. This habitat is ideal for bald eagles, waterfowl, belted kingfishers, and overwintering songbird species.
Meet at Menokin at check in. The paddle will begin and end at the Menokin launch point and lasts for 2 hours. Ticket purchase covers the cost of necessary equipment: kayak, paddle and life jacket.
There are two time slots: A 10 am-12 pm and a 1 pm-3 pm slot. The 10 am trip is sold out.
Minimum age: 12
All participants must wear life jackets and register for the event. Participants should wear appropriate footwear and bring snacks, water, and binoculars if you have them.
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
- All equipment will be sanitized prior to the event.
- Masks must be worn during check-in. If you would like assistance getting into your boat during launch, masks must also be worn then.
- Maintain a distance of 6 feet at all other times – during boat launch, while on water, and at the end of trip.
- Please print and bring this waiver with you – or you may email it to Anne by 3 pm on November 6 – so you don’t have to sign it during check-in.