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Machapunga Ecotour Outing

November 2, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am

EASTERN CAROLINA Early November for Fall Colors 2019 OUTING:

Machapunga Ecotours

Led by: Kelly Statum
DATE: November 2, 2019
TIME: 8:45 am am – 11:00 am
It’s about an overall 1 hour 5 min drive from Greenville Pitt County Council on Aging
FEES: $30.00- please bring cash or check payable to Eastern Carolina CNPA

WHAT YOU MAY SEE: This outing is a morning birding and wildlife cruise on Pantego Creek. Capt. Boettger will shuttle us in his 25-foot center console Parker boat into calm backwaters to observe birds and other wildlife. It is likely that we will see osprey, eagles, kingfishers, woodpeckers, hawks, and several species of migratory ducks. It is possible that we may also see otters, deer, alligators, and bear.

Description and Web Links: This Machapunga Ecotour with Captain Peter Boettger will offer the opportunity to photograph birds and other wildlife by boat in the calm waters of Pantego Creek.

Number of Participants: Maximum 6 participants



Location: Meet at 8:45 a.m. at the town dock across from the Chamber of Commerce in Belhaven, NC (Chamber address is 293 E. Water Street, Belhaven). It’s slightly more than an hour’s drive (about 50 miles) from Greenville Pitt County Council on Aging.

Additional Details: Dress appropriately for the weather and wind (waterproof jacket and boat-appropriate shoes). It is recommended that you bring drinking water, a camera with 400-600 mm lens, and camera bag/waterproof cover (sunscreen and insect repellent are optional this time of year). The liability form found on the website is not necessary for photographers.

RSVP: Please RSVP Kelly Statum at khstatum@yahoo.com by October 30, 2019. Please provide your cell phone number.


· Camera, lens and any other photo equipment you wish

· Tripod

· Bug Spray

· Water

· Hat and/or sunscreen

DIRECTIONS: 1 HR 2 MIN from Greenville Pitt County Council on Aging

· Head South on County Home Rd and turn left onto Worthington Rd to Mills Rd and at Traffic circle, take the 2nd left and stay on Mills Rd

· Then left onto Blackjack Grimesland Road

· Turn right onto State Rd 1780/Boyds Rd

· Take US-264 to tick Seed Rd in Pantego

· Turn Right onto Seed Tick Road

· Left on NC-99 N

· Turn right onto Main St Belhaven and proceed to the town dock on Water Street

For registration details and posting of photos, click on button below.


November 2, 2019
8:45 am - 11:00 am
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Dock across from Chamber of Commerce
293 E Water Street
Belhaven, NC