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Bird Trip at Arlington

October 2


Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021—Meet at 7:30 AM

Leaders: Kathy Dashiell and Karen LaFrance

Trip Description: Traveling by car next to ditches and fields, to Lower River Road Ponds in
Arlington. Typical birds – Burrowing Owl, Western Kingbird, Mourning Dove, Blackbirds,
Grackle, Blue Heron, Egrets, Kingfisher (on occasion), White-faced Ibis, Cormorants, several
duck species and grebes on the ponds and usually, several kinds of raptors. We will be on the
lookout for migrants of all types.

Activity Level: Mostly traveling by car; minimal walking – step outside car for observation and

What to Bring: Binoculars(!!),camera, packed lunch, plenty of water, hat, sunglasses,
sunscreen, comfortable shoes and masks (all) for stops along the way at minimum.

Meeting Location: Parking lot of the Chevron Station off Exit #121 from the I-10 and Jackrabbit
Trail. We will carpool from there using the COVID protocol below.

To Register: Contact Kathy Dashiell (302-750-0704) or kcdashiell@gmail.com
Trip is limited to six persons; we’ll keep a wait list for a future similar trip.

Please be reminded of COVID protocol from the US CDC as SAS will be observing these measures: go to
the latest guidance for personal vehicles at  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-
coping/using-transportation.html#PersonalVehicles . Generally said, on SAS in-person Field Trips,
share rides with your family and/or others who have been fully vaccinated. For those who are not fully
vaccinated, for everyone’s comfort, drive yourself; if not fully vaccinated but are car-pooling, mask up
and maintain social distancing.  For the un-vaccinated, the CDC says “get vaccinated”; for those in
between 2-shot vaccination protocols and therefore not fully immunized, continue to mask up for
these SAS Field Trips. And, for all of us, make sure your vehicle has good ventilation.


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