Lori, and others who might be interested, "Bob Ryan's ALMANAC and Guide for the Weatherwise" is published annually and is sold by Giant Food Stores. This guide usually comes out in November or December, and it has tides, sunrise and sunset times, and other weather and related information for the whole year. While it focuses on the tidal Potomac, it has a chart for figuring out tides on the coast and elsewhere in the area. The price of this year's almanac was $1.98 (up from 50 cents, I think, for early editions), and the proceeds are donated to locl children's charities. I doubt if the 2002 edition would still be available in August, but you can check at a Giant near you. Val Kitchens Arlington, VA You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.