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SOUTHERN OUTER BANKS, NORTH CAROLINA

Birding On The Outer Banks: Coastal Forests And Island Sanctuaries

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Program #14083RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Nov 3 — Nov 6, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Our modern conference center features attractive meeting and dining areas, double occupancy rooms (limited singles, extra charge), private bath.

Contact info:
Salter Path Road
Salter Path, NC 28575 USA
phone: 252-247-5600
web: www.trinityctr.com

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool is available mid-May to mid-October. 1500 feet of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean (no lifeguards). Limited internet access available upon request.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $40 for the room. Meals extra.
Additional nights are offered on a space available basis. Meals can be added on individually. Breakfast is $7, Lunch is $7 and Dinner is $11.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, November 03 - Welcome and Social
Afternoon: Check in at the Registration Office. Wine Social from 5-6pm.

Dinner: Dinner from 6-7pm

Evening: A short program introducing the following days field trip.

Lodging: Trinity Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Our modern conference center features attractive meeting and dining areas, double occupancy rooms (limited singles, extra charge), private bath.

Contact info:
Salter Path Road
Salter Path, NC 28575 USA
phone: 252-247-5600
web: www.trinityctr.com

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool is available mid-May to mid-October. 1500 feet of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean (no lifeguards). Limited internet access available upon request.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $40 for the room. Meals extra.
Additional nights are offered on a space available basis. Meals can be added on individually. Breakfast is $7, Lunch is $7 and Dinner is $11.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, November 04 - Bird Shoal or Harker's Island / Field trip to The...
Bird Shoal or Harker's Island / Field trip to The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum/ Local Musicians

Breakfast: Breakfast at 8am

Morning: Birding field trip either to Bird Shoal, an uninhabited barrier island reported to have the richest diversity of shorebirds in North Carolina, OR to Harker's Island, depending on weather. Possibly observe more than 200 species, twenty-three of which are considered rare, including Piping Plover.

Lunch: Lunch at a restaurant in Historic Beaufort or on Harker's Island.

Afternoon: Afternoon field trip to The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum. See a decoy carver at work and learn about this unique part of coastal Carolina heritage.

Dinner: Dinner from 6-7pm

Evening: Relax to the music of the talented artist known as Bogue Sounds.

Lodging: Trinity Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Our modern conference center features attractive meeting and dining areas, double occupancy rooms (limited singles, extra charge), private bath.

Contact info:
Salter Path Road
Salter Path, NC 28575 USA
phone: 252-247-5600
web: www.trinityctr.com

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool is available mid-May to mid-October. 1500 feet of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean (no lifeguards). Limited internet access available upon request.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $40 for the room. Meals extra.
Additional nights are offered on a space available basis. Meals can be added on individually. Breakfast is $7, Lunch is $7 and Dinner is $11.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, November 05 - Croatan Forest/Calico Creek Birding Trip/ Life Li...
Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-8:30 am

Morning: Birding field trip comparing species found in areas of the maritime forest to the Croatan Forest, one of the south's most important undisturbed sites of Long Leaf Pine Savannah and Pocosin habitat.

Lunch: Lunch from 12:30-1:30

Afternoon: Afternoon birding trip to Calico Creek's boardwalk. Look for wading and forest birds on this evening walk.

Dinner: Dinner from 6-7pm

Evening: Review the birds seen during the program with our birding expert.

Lodging: Trinity Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Wednesday, November 06 - Live Birds of Prey/Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast from 8-9 am

Morning: Program with live birds of prey.

Lunch: Lunch begins at 11:30

Afternoon: Depart following lunch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Salter Path, NC
Area AttractionsThere are so many cultural and natural areas of interest in coastal North Carolina. Please read about the many options at Trinity Center's website.
For additional information, visit: www.trinityctr.com/other.html

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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4.7
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