The VSO annual field trip to Virginia Beach will be held Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2, 2018. Trips on Friday, 11/30 are still being planned. There will be a Meet and Greet at 7 on Friday night at the hospitality room on the 12th floor of the hotel. Bring a nibble to share and BYOB. On Saturday, a visit to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT) Island 4, the only one open, is scheduled. Participation will be limited to the first 30 to sign up since there is a requirement to pay a security guard to accompany each group of 15. The fee is $10 per person for the cost of the security guard; please bring cash so that the fee can be paid to CBBT Saturday morning. The security information form, which must be filled out by each participant, is available at: http://www.cbbt.com/forms/2011RevisedRESEARCHERBirdingApp.pdf and must be in my hands by November 15 as I must deliver them to the CBBT 10 days in advance of our visit. Please fill out ONLY page 2 which is headed: Each individual in this Group must provide the following information & email, or mail to me, Lee Adams Box 1671 Fredericksburg, VA 22402. I will fill out the group information that is requested.
After we leave the CBBT we will drive to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and continue to Chincoteague. Sunday morning we will visit Back Bay NWR. For additions to the schedule & updates, please check VSO’s website: www.virginiabirds.org/
There will be a blocks of rooms available at Comfort Suites Beachfront (VA563) To register for the group rate you must mention the Virginia Society of Ornithology. Reserve rooms by Nov 16 for the group rate. Comfort Suites Beachfront (VA563) 2321 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451; (757) 491-2400/ FAX (757) 491-8204 $74 + tax. http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-virginia_beach-virginia-VA563
It is important to register for the field trips as participation is limited. Register with the trip coordinator, Lee Adams, by email by November 15 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put VSO VIRGINIA BEACH TRIP in the subject line of the email, and include your name, e-mail address & cell phone number, and the field trips you are requesting.
VERY Important! All VSO field trips will have a registration fee of $20 for NON- members only. This fee will be applied to an individual membership that will be active until the end of 2018. If 2 or more people from the same family register, the registration fee will be $25, which covers a family membership. Groups of students accompanied by their instructor are exempt from this fee. Non-members can join in advance at http://www.virginiabirds.org/membership-and-donate/.