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May 2017

CANCELLED! FIELD TRIP
Dungeness Rec Area

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Dungeness Rec Area Date & Time: May 20, 8:30 a.m. to Noon Leader: Cindy Fullwiler Meeting place: 1st parking lot to left after entering rec area. Features: This is a walk-about for local land birds that are setting up to nest in this unique ecosystem. Sparrows, chickadees, and towhees have already started to nest; but warblers, vireos, and flycatchers are just arriving and beginning to establish nesting territories for that purpose. This will be a listening, looking, and searching outing…

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June 2017

FIELD TRIP
Carrie Blake Park

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Carrie Blake Park Date & Time: June 25, 9:00 a.m. – Noon Leader: Cindy Fullwiler Meeting place: Parking lot near Doggie Play Ground Features: Cindy Fullwiler will be leading this OPAS outing. Besides doing a walk-about for birds, Cindy will be toting along her photo arsenal, so you will have a chance to watch, look-see, and ask questions from a local Birder, who is also an outstanding photographer. This is an easy outing. Level ground with a chance to find…

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July 2017

FIELD TRIP
Shorebirds & Gulls

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Shorebirds & Gulls Date & Time: Saturday, July 8, Noon Leader: Bob Boekelheide Meeting place: Dungeness Landing Park Features: What gull is that? And for that matter, what shorebirds are those? We will attempt to facilitate ID'ing each and every species you find out there on Dungeness Bay - just for you. We'll work Dungeness Landing; then head over to 3 Crabs on an incoming tide - so the viewing should be excellent! Come join us. Further information: Contact: Bob…

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FIELD TRIP
Pitship Pocket to Port Williams

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
John Wayne Marina, South Parking Lot,
Free

Pitship Pocket to Port Williams Date & Time: Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. Leader: Gary Bullock Meeting place: South parking lot at John Wayne Marina Features: A mid-summer scoping of the bay and environs for anything and everything. By this time of year, most nesting species have fledged their young and are returning to waters where they normally hang-out all year; and there’s a decent chance to find something very special. Further Information: Contact Gary Bullock, gbullockak@hotmail.com / 360 797-4556

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FIELD TRIP
3 Crabs Purple Martin Nest Box Check

July 23 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
3 Crabs, North end of Sequim-Dungeness Way + Google Map
Free

Date & Time: Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 8:30 am Leader: Ken Wiersema  Meeting place: 3 Crabs parking area, North end of Sequim-Dungeness Way Cost: Free Features: A walk out on the tide flats (rubber boots might be advisable although the minus tide should allow easy access) to view nesting Purple Martins Bring: Optics (including scopes if available), snacks, water, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing for all kinds of weather Optional: Need at least 3 workers that can stay the 2-hour…

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August 2017

FIELD TRIP
Neah Bay Pelagic Trip

August 5 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Neah Bay Boat Dock,
$160

Neah Bay Pelagic Trip Date & Time: Saturday, August 5, 8 a.m. Leaders: Denny Van Horn & Bob Boekelheide Meeting place: Neah Bay, Boat Dock, M/V Windsong Cost: $160 per person Features: This is an RSVP trip, so PLEASE contact Denny for reservations. Aboard the M/V Windsong, we will venture out into open ocean; first north into the Strait; then NW into Swiftsure Bank; then turn S towards Juan de Fuca Canyon, with a final leg back towards Neah Bay…

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FIELD TRIP
Dungeness Rec Area

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Dungeness Rec Area,

Dungeness Rec Area Date & Time: Thursday, August 17, 8 a.m. Leaders: Stacey Fradkin & Michael Barry Meeting place: 1st parking lot to left after you drive through gate. Features: This is a walk-about for local land birds. Sparrows, chickadees, thrushes, warblers, vireos, and flycatchers all nest in this unique ecosystem; and with fledging done, many species are wandering about. This will be a listening, looking, and searching out mid-summer resident adults and fledglings outing. Further Information: Contact Stacey Fradkin,…

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September 2017

FIELD TRIP
Carrie Blake Park

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carrie Blake Park, 202 N Blake Avenue
Sequim, WA 98382
+ Google Map
Free

Carrie Blake Park Date & Time: Sunday, September 3, 10 a.m. – Noon Leader: Cindy Fullwiler Meeting place: Parking lot near Doggie Play Ground Features: Cindy Fullwiler will be leading this OPAS outing. Besides doing a walk-about for birds, Cindy might be toting along her photo arsenal, so you will have a chance to watch, see, and ask questions from a local Birder who is also an outstanding photographer. This is an easy outing - level ground with a chance…

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FIELD TRIP
Neah Bay Pelagic Trip

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Neah Bay Boat Dock,
$160

Neah Bay Pelagic Trip Date & Time: Saturday, September 9, 8 a.m. Leaders: Denny Van Horn & Bob Boekelheide Meeting place: Neah Bay, Boat Dock, M/V Windsong Cost: $160 per person Features: This is an RSVP trip, so PLEASE contact Denny for reservations. Aboard the M/V Windsong, we will venture out into open ocean; first north into the Strait, then NW into Swiftsure Bank; then turn S towards Juan de Fuca Canyon, with a final leg back towards Neah Bay…

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FIELD TRIP
Pitship Pocket to Port Williams

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
S parking lot at John Wayne Marina,
Free

Pitship Pocket to Port Williams Date & Time: Saturday, September 23, 9am Leader: Gary Bullock Meeting place: South parking lot at John Wayne Marina Features: Early Fall! And those arctic nesters, along with birds whose breeding areas are scattered out-there-and-about, are starting to flow back into our area and gathering in their fall-wintering habitats. Bring: Scopes, binocs and personal accoutrements as desired. Further Information Contact: Gary Bullock gbullockak@hotmail.com / 360 797-4556

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FIELD TRIP
Shorebirds

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
3 Crabs, North end of Sequim-Dungeness Way + Google Map
Free

Shorebirds Date & Time: Saturday, Sept 30, (see meeting place) Leaders: A couple of really good birders! Meeting place: 3 Crabs at 8am; 10am at Dungeness Landing Features: A vast sandy tideflat from E to W with all those fast moving shorebirds - wanna know what they are? And glean a vast amount of ID knowledge to tuck into your array of "What bird is that?" Join us and we'll figure out what all those feathered critters out there are. Bring:…

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October 2017

FIELD TRIP
Ediz Hook

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Ediz Hook,
Free

Ediz Hook Date & Time: Saturday, October 28, 9am Leader: Denny AFMJ Van Horn Meeting place: Down by the Coast Guard Station. Cost: No charge Features: Gulls, alcids, shorebirds, waterfowl, cormies, grebes, loons, and all the other waterbirds that have shown up to overwinter on the bay.  Bring: Binocs, scopes, and personal accoutrements as desired Further information contact: Denny Van Horn dennyvanhorn@gmail.com / 360 406-1584  

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November 2017

FIELD TRIP
Neah Bay OPAS/Washington Ornithological Society (no OPAS leader)

November 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washburn General Store, 1450 Bayview Avenue
Neah Bay, WA 98357
+ Google Map
Free

Neah Bay OPAS / Washington Ornithological Society outing Date & Time: Saturday, November 11, 8am Leader: OPAS leader had to cancel Meeting place: Washburn's Mercantile & Grocery parking lot Features: This is our annual joint field trip with Washington Ornithological Society . This is the time of year for everything and anything to show up in Neah Bay  - a place noted for it's fall vagrants and rarities; as well as it's incredible array of local water and land birds.…

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FIELD TRIP
Pitship Pocket to Port Williams

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
S parking lot at John Wayne Marina,
Free

Pitship Pocket to Port Williams Date & Time: Saturday, November 18, 9am Leader: The Grasshopper Meeting place: South parking lot at John Wayne Marina Features: Late Fall residents, wanderers, and just maybe "ohhhh my, look at that!" good birds. One never knows what will be found on this outing - an easy onshore scoping of Sequim Bay and the open waters looking off towards Discovery Bay and Protection Island. Also, there's the land birds hanging out along Schmuck road -…

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FIELD TRIP
Carrie Blake Park

November 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Carrie Blake Park, 202 N Blake Avenue
Sequim, WA 98382
+ Google Map
Free

Carrie Blake Park Date & Time: Sunday, November 19 from 8-10 am Leader: Cindy Fullwiler Meeting place: SE parking lot near dog run Features: A walk around and through Carrie Blake Park. This outing will be about early winter residents from chickadees to woodpeckers. Bring: Binocs, scopes, and personal accoutrements as desired. Further Information Contact: Cindy Fullwiler < cfullwiler@hotmail.com> / 951 501-9257

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