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March 2018

FIELD TRIP
RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 31! Neah Bay Bahokus Peak Hawk Watch

March 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Washburn General Store, 1450 Bayview Avenue
Neah Bay, WA 98357
Free

THIS FIELD TRIP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 31 Neah Bay Bahokus Peak Hawk Watch Date & Time: Saturday, March 24; 8:30am Leader: Denny AFMJ Van Horn Meeting place: Washburn's Market Parking Lot Features: This outing is totally weather dependent. If no fog, low clouds, or nasty winds we'll head up Bahokus Peak to spend the day watching and waiting for raptors, Sandhill cranes, and other Spring migrants. This is a stand-around, sit-down, sky-watch waiting for birds to come flying…

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FIELD TRIP
Neah Bay Bahokus Peak Hawk Watch

March 31 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Washburn General Store, 1450 Bayview Avenue
Neah Bay, WA 98357
Free

Neah Bay Bahokus Peak Hawk Watch Date & Time: Saturday, March 31; 8:30am Leader: Denny AFMJ Van Horn Meeting place: Washburn's Market Parking Lot Features: This outing is totally weather dependent. If no fog, low clouds, or nasty winds we'll head up Bahokus Peak to spend the day watching and waiting for raptors, Sandhill cranes, and other Spring migrants. This is a stand-around, sit-down, sky-watch waiting for birds to come flying by as they stage to cross the Strait of…

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April 2018

CANCELED! FIELD TRIP
Carrie Blake Park

April 7 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Carrie Blake Park, 202 N Blake Avenue
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Field trip has been canceled due to inclement weather. Carrie Blake Park Date & Time: Saturday, April 7; 8-10am Leader: Cindy Fullwiler Meeting place: South parking lot near the dog pen Features: A walk around and through Carrie Blake Park. This outing will be about early spring migrants and lingering wintering residents. Bring: Binocs, scopes, and personal items as desired. Contact: Cindy Fullwiler  cfullwiler@hotmail.com / 951 501-9257  

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FIELD TRIP
Dungeness Landing Shorebirds

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dungeness Landing County Park (Oyster House) Sequim, 98382
Free

Dungeness Landing Shorebirds Date & Time: Saturday, April 21; 1 - 4pm Leader: Jackie OneTree Meeting place: Dungeness Landing Features: Today's low tide is a -0.5 at 2:20. So we'll spend the time searching the expanse of tide flats for over wintering shorebirds along with the first of our spring migrants; and just possibly, something totally off the wall. Bring: Binocs, scopes, and personal items as desired. Contact: Denny Van Horn dennyvanhorn@gmail.com / 360 406-1584

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FIELD TRIP
Neah Bay Bahokus Peak Hawk Watch

April 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Washburn General Store, 1450 Bayview Avenue
Neah Bay, WA 98357
Free

Neah Bay Bahokus Peak Hawk Watch Date & Time: Saturday, April 28; 8:30am Leader: Denny AFMJ Van Horn Meeting place: Washburn's Market Parking Lot Features: This 2nd outing up Bahokus Peak is totally weather dependent. If no fog, low clouds, or nasty winds we'll head up Bahokus to spend the day watching for raptors, Sandhill cranes, and other Spring migrants. This is a stand-around, sit-down, sky watching event waiting for birds to come by as they stage to cross the…

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May 2018

FIELD TRIP
Pre-Birdathon

May 5 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Pre-Birdathon Field Trip Before the Birdathon, please join us on Saturday, May 5, for a field trip to review common birds and bird songs. We meet at Railroad Bridge Park at 8:30 a.m. to see and hear songbirds of the local forests, then travel to Dungeness Landing Park at 11 a.m. to see birds of shorelines and bays. For more information email Bob Boekelheide at bboek@olympus.net.

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FIELD TRIP
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Free

Nisqually NWR Date & Time: May 17, 9am Leaders: Gary Bullock & Bob Iddins Meeting place: Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR Visitor Center Cost: No charge Features: This is a walk through the refuge's diverse habitats for all kinds of birds. Spring migration is well underway, 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 with you and…

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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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FIELD TRIP
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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FIELD TRIP
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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FIELD TRIP
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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