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Prothonotary Paddle

icon date2  Saturday, June 15, 2019
icon timer  09:00am
icon map marker No location provided or location is TBD

Please join WAS for our annual Prothonotary Paddle! As many of you know, we typically have a number of 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: and review the details on their site, being sure to select the 9am option on June 15th. 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 boat, 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 Metropark pass 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 15!

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)