Calling all bird lovers! How would you like to have a National Geographic type of wildlife experience right in your own backyard this summer? It’s as easy as joining the Norwalk Seaport Association (NSA) for one of its amazing, up-close, educational bird tours.
Join Larry Flynn, Master Wildlife Conservationist, on a 2.5-hour cruise of the Norwalk Islands to explore and understand the importance of our many migratory bird species and their behavior. Including nest sites and nesting colonies of ospreys, egrets, American oyster catchers, herons, terns, gulls, cormorants and many others, participants will witness many of these birds at a safe, yet awe-inspiring distance.
"It's always exciting,” says Flynn. “Every day is different, and just when you think you have it all figured out, these birds will do something else that surprises you. We have seen stand-downs between large gulls or falcons attempting to prey on smaller birds and sometimes larger birds and their chicks. It’s truly amazing what you can see on these tours."
Bird watching cruises on the 45-foot C.J. Toth Quest catamaran are scheduled on June 16, 17 and 30; and July 1, 28 and 29 and depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Seaport Dock adjacent to the Stroffolino Bridge at the corner of Washington and Water Streets in South Norwalk. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ww.seaport.org.