The Connecticut Audubon Society adds an additional Swallow Boat Cruise and Essex Steam Train Ride on Friday, September 25th. On the Connecticut River, witness one of the most spectacular avian happenings with the Tree Swallow concentrations that can be found each year. During fall migration, thousands of swallows congregate on the lower Connecticut River and at sunset settle in on a giant communal roost. Birds come from as far away as 25 miles and converge at dusk, often creating a ballet of synchronized flight before settling down to roost.
Join Connecticut Audubon Society naturalists aboard Essex Steam Train and Riverboat’s Becky Thatcher as we journey first by train and then by boat to see the spectacular, awe-inspiring display. Enjoy picturesque scenery on the train ride to the 70-foot Mississippi-style river boat. Food and a full bar are available onboard including ample seating, three decks, and restrooms. If you take only one trip this fall, make sure it’s this one! Tours are approximately three and a half hours in length.
Want to go on the Essex Steam Train and Beck Thatcher Riverboat cruise?
Ticket Cost: $40
Time: 4:30 to 8:00 pm
Eight years and over, please.