Kayaking on Ellis Bay: Birding Paddle

Sunday, June 09, 2024
9:00am - 12:30pm Central West Alton, MO 63386, Missouri

Location Details

The Audubon Center at Riverlands

301 Riverlands Way, West Alton MO 63386, West Alton, MO 63386, 63386, MO

Kayaking on Ellis Bay: Birding Paddle

June 09, 2024 - West Alton, MO 63386, MO

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Overview

This 1.5 hour beginner-friendly class will begin at the new ADA accessible dock near the overlook of the Audubon Center on the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Mississippi River Water Trail Association, The Army Corps of Engineers and Audubon staff will discuss water safety guidelines and review the basics to kayaking on Ellis Bay. Participants and guides will then launch their boats and set off to paddle around Ellis Bay. Each session will be accompanied by a Riverlands environmental educator that can interpret and highlight the diverse wildlife that can be viewed along the Mississippi River. 13 years old and up.

Class Limit: 8 per session

Class Fee: $ 25

Weight Limits:

Our boats are typically limited to 300 lbs. Please contact Emily if you weigh 260 lbs or above, so that we can accommodate with the appropriate kayak. Email: Emily.Connor@Audubon.org to inquire more.

What to Wear/Bring:
  • We highly recommend you wear synthetic fabrics only (no cotton).
  • Closed toe shoes are required
  • We recommend wearing sunblock and sunglasses
  • Hats are also recommended
  • Water for hydration

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