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May 2018

FIELD TRIP
Wild Currant Way

May 19 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Wild Currant Way
Free

Wild Currant Way Date & Time: May 19, 8:30am Leader: Judy Mullally Meeting place: Wild Currant Way is a short road off Old Olympic Highway near Lazy J tree farm/compost site where the road changes direction from mostly north to easterly. Old Olympic highway should be open all the way through by this date. Features: This is an easy walk among typical forested lands and is definitely a 'birding-by-ear' outing. Also, if you want, you may bring along your 'well-behaved'…

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FIELD TRIP
Diamond Point and Environs

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Gardiner Beach Boat Launch
Free

Diamond Point and Environs Date & Time: May 27, 8am Leader: John Gatchet Meeting place: Boat ramp parking area at Gardiner Beach Features: This is John's Local Patch and anything's possible. Open water towards Protection Island might yield Tufted Puffins; the woods will harbor flycatchers and vireos; open fields and meadows just might have bluebirds on territories; and, John's backyard feeders always yield up many passerines. Bring: Binocs, scopes, and personal items as desired Further Information: Contact: John Gatchet jfgatchet@gmail.com…

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June 2018

FIELD TRIP
Dungeness Recreation Area

June 12 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Voice of America Road
Free

Dungeness Recreation Area Date & Time: June 12, 8:30am Leader: Ken Wiersema Meeting place: Voice of American road - first parking area to left after passing through gates Cost: No charge Yellow Warbler                       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…

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July 2018

FIELD TRIP
Gulls and Shorebirds

July 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dungeness Landing County Park (Oyster House) Sequim, 98382
Free

Note:  This trip will immediately follow the Backyard Birder Class at the River Center – Please Join us for both! Date & Time: Saturday, July 7, 12:30 p.m. Leader: Bob Boekelheide Cost: No charge Meeting place: Dungeness Landing County Park Features: What gull is that? And for that matter, what shorebirds are those? We will aid you to ID each species we find out on Dungeness Bay. We'll work Dungeness Landing then head over to 3 Crabs on an incoming…

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Neah Bay Pelagic Outing No. 1

July 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Neah Bay Boat Dock
$160

Neah Bay Pelagic Outing No. 1 Date & Time: Saturday, July14, 8 a.m. Leaders: Denny Van Horn & Bob Boekelheide Meeting place: Neah Bay, Boat Dock, M/V Windsong Cost: $160; fee collected when boarding Features: This is a 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…

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August 2018

FIELD TRIP
Pitship Pocket to Port Williams

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
S parking lot at John Wayne Marina
Free

Pitship Pocket to Port Williams Date & Time: Saturday, August 4, 9 a.m. Leader: Gary Bullock Cost: No charge 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 it's a decent chance to happen-on something very special. Bring: Scopes, binocs and personal items…

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Purple Martin Outing

August 10 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
3 Crabs, North end of Sequim-Dungeness Way
Free

Purple Martin Outing Date & Time: Friday, Aug 10, 8:30 a.m. Leader: Ken Wiersema Meeting place: 3 Crabs parking area Cost: No charge Features: Taking count! This outing focuses on our local Purple Martin colony out on the pilings off 3 Crabs. By now many Martin young have fledged and it's a sweet opportunity to watch adults and fledglings interact before they stage-up and head to South America. Bring: Binocs, scopes, wear calf level boots (as we will be walking…

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Neah Bay Pelagic Outing No. 2

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Neah Bay Boat Dock
$160

Neah Bay Pelagic Outing No. 2 Date & Time: Saturday, August 18, 8 a.m. Leaders: Denny Van Horn & Bob Boekelheide Meeting place: Neah Bay, Boat Dock, M/V Windsong Cost: $160; fee collected when boarding Features: This is a 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…

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Ocean Shores

August 28 @ 8:00 am - August 29 @ 4:00 pm
Ocean Shores
Free

Ocean Shores Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, August 28-29, 2018 Cost: Free but participants pay for their own lodging and meals. Meeting place and time: 8:00 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the Point Brown jetty at the South end of Ocean Shores Boulevard. Wednesday’s starting time and place will be determined later. Leaders: Bob Iddins and Judi White Features: Migrating Shorebirds of Grays Harbor and other Pacific Coastal spots. Rarities are always a possibility. Bring: Optics, water, lunch for…

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September 2018

FIELD TRIP
Shorebirds

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dungeness Landing County Park (Oyster House) Sequim, 98382
Free

Shorebirds Date and Time: 11 a.m. Saturday Sept. 8 Leader: Bob Boekelheide Meeting Place: Dungeness Landing Park. Features: Celebrate World Shorebird Week (Sept 5-12) with OPAS. On the 8th, the tide comes in fast in late morning, so we'll catch shorebirds as they move up with the tide. We start at Dungeness Landing, move to 3 Crabs, then back to Dungeness Landing. Bring scopes if you have them. Further Information: Contact Bob Boekelheide <bboek@Olympus.net> 360 808-0196

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Neah Bay Pelagic Outing No. 3

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Neah Bay Boat Dock
$160

  Neah Bay Pelagic Outing No. 3 Date and Time: Saturday, September 15, 8 a.m. Leaders: Denny Van Horn & Bob Boekelheide Meeting Place: Neah Bay Boat Dock, M/V Windsong Cost: $160; fee collected when boarding 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…

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FIELD TRIP
Fall Birding for Beginners and Newcomers

September 22 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Fall Birding for Beginners and Newcomers Date and Time: Saturday, September 22nd, 8:30 a.m. Leader: Marie Grad Meeting Place: Outside the Dungeness River Audubon Center Features: Interested in the new birds coming to your area? Seen something you want to identify? Join local bird enthusiasts for a walk in the park. All levels welcome, bring binoculars if you have them (some are also available to borrow). Further Information: Contact Marie Grad <mlgrad53@gmail.com> 360 620-4035

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October 2018

FIELD TRIP
Gardiner Beach, Cat Lake Road, and Diamond Point

October 21 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Gardiner Beach Boat Launch
Free

Gardiner Beach, Cat Lake Road and Diamond Point  When: Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. Trip Leader: John Gatchet Bewick's WrenPhoto by John Gatchet Meet at Gardiner Boat Ramp at 8:30 a.m.  We will cover land and water birds on this trip that will include viewing in my yard.  We will have a variety of species.  There will be a limited amount of walking on this trip. Further Information: Contact John Gatchet <jfgatchet@gmail.com> / 503 781-5043

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November 2018

FIELD TRIP
Ediz Hook

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Boat launch at CG Station on E end of Hook Port Angeles, WA United States
Free

Ediz Hook Date & Time: Saturday November 3rd, 12 noon to 2:30 pm Leader: Judy Mullally  Cost: Free Meeting place: In the area of the boat launch or restrooms at the end of Ediz Hook (just before the Coast Guard entry station) Features: Returning winter waterbirds and shorebirds of Port Angeles Harbor and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Bring: Optics (scope if you have one), water, snacks, and appropriate clothing for the weather. Further information: Judy Mullally 360 452-5797 Common LoonPhoto by Dow Lambert

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Robin Hill Park

November 18 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Robin Hill Park, 141 Dryke Rd
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
Free

Robin Hill Park  When: Sunday, November 18, 2018 Trip Leader: John Gatchet Meet at the park at 8:30 am. The park has a variety of habitats that allow for a diversity of species.  Plan to walk on the trails in the park.  Depending on the size of the group we may stop at Kitchen-Dick Road ponds. Further Information: Contact John Gatchet <jfgatchet@gmail.com> / 503 781-5043 Bewick's WrenPhoto by John Gatchet

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