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April 2017

FIELD TRIP
Two Eastside Bays for Winter Seabirds & Gulls

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Two Eastside Bays for Winter Seabirds & Gulls Date & Time: Saturday, April 15, 9 a.m. – Noon Leader: Jackie OneTree Meeting place: Parking lot at Port Williams Features: Seabirds! Grassland birds! And whatever else we can find from alcids to meadowlarks. Further Information: Contact Denny Van Horn dennyvanhorn@gmail.com / 360 406-1584

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An Early Spring Trip to Nisqually NWR

April 20
Free

An Early Spring Trip to Nisqually NWR Date & Time: Thursday, April 20, 9 a.m. Leaders: Gary Bullock & Bob Iddins Meeting place: Nisqually NWR Visitor Center @ 9 a.m. Features: This is a walk through the refuge's diverse habitats for all kinds of birds. Migration will have started, so the possibilities are immense. It's possible on a good day to tally 70 or more species. Also: If interested, connect with Gary, as he could possibly help with arranging carpooling…

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Carrie Blake Park – Early Spring Birds

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Carrie Blake Park - Early Spring Birds Date & Time: April 30, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Leader: Cindy Fullwiler Meeting place: Parking lot near Doggie Play Ground Features: This outing should be a good one for several reasons. First, Cindy's a good birder and really enjoys sharing knowledge. Second, she'll have her camera with its mega-long lens, so it's a chance to watch, look-see, and ask questions from someone who is an outstanding photographer. And third, it's an easy…

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May 2017

FIELD TRIP
Birdathon Warm Up

May 6 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Birdathon Warm Up Date & Time: May 6, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Leader: Bob Boekelheide Meeting place: Dungeness Landing Features: This is a warm-up for Birdathon. We will be searching for everything and anything out there on the bay to the sandbars; and then back into the fields around the old Dungeness School House, and down along the dikes. Further Information: Bob Boekelheide bboek@olympus.net/ 360 808-0196

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Birdathon

May 13
Free

Birdathon (Click here for Birdathon tally sheets) Date & Time: May 13, All Day Please read the accompanying article on the Birdathon in the May – June issue of Harlequin Happenings for further information on how to participate and contribute to this International event. Contact: Bob Boekelheide bboek@olympus.net / 360 808-0196

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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

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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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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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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

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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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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

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Carrie Blake Park

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