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Prothonotary Paddle

icon date2  Saturday, June 16, 2018
icon timer  09:00am
icon map marker No location provided or location is TBD

Please join WAS for our first Prothonotary Paddle! As many of you know, we have up to nine singing males of the beautiful Prothonotary Warbler along a stretch of the Huron River in Hudson Mills and Delhi Metroparks. They are best viewed from the water, and there are always a large variety of other birds to see on this float trip.

The trip is eight miles long, and usually takes about three and a half hours to complete, but you can stop for good birds, a picnic, etc., because your car will be waiting for you at the other end. A 9:00 am start gives us plenty of time to bird our way along the river. We will have a picnic spot picked out that is approximately halfway, for those who wish to stay with the group. Bring your own picnic and beverages. Please let us know if you are attending, and book your own boat(s) for the “Hudson Mills to Delhi Metropark Long Trip” directly from Skip’s Canoe Livery: http://paddlethehuron.com/services-rates/ and review the details on their site, being sure to select the 9am option on June 16th. On the day of the event, if you are renting a canoe/kayak, we recommend arriving at Skip’s by 8:30 to check-in, park, and pick up the required, provided personal flotation device.

Please book early (now) to avoid disappointment. If you have your own boats, we will put in at Rapids View picnic area at Hudson Mills and leave some cars at Delhi Metropark for shuttling. You will need a park pass ($10) for any car that is delivering boats to Hudson Mills. Please let Bryn Martin know ASAP if you are bringing your own boat, so we can work out shuttling logistics.

Hope to see a WAS flotilla on Saturday, June 16!


Minors traveling on Washtenaw Audubon Society field trips without a parent or guardian must bring with them a completed and signed copy of the consent form available by clicking here: Field Trip Permission, Medical Release, and Waiver of Liability (PDF)