SWANSBORO — JoAnne Powell is set to lead the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s next birding cruise from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 15 on the White Oak River.
Participants will slowly cruise on a covered ferryboat through the estuaries in and around the White Oak River and Bogue Sound, including Huggins and Bear islands, looking for resident and migratory birds.
The fee is $20 for federation members and $25 for nonmembers. All ages are welcome, though the program is geared toward adults. Participants will meet at Hammocks Beach State Park Visitor Center in Swansboro and are asked to bring their own binoculars, water and a snack and to dress appropriately for the weather.
Registration is required. There is a maximum of 32 participants.
Cruises are held rain or shine. If event is canceled due to severe weather, registration may be transferred to another scheduled event or fees refunded.