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January 2018

FIELD TRIP
Carrie Blake Park Walk-around

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Carrie Blake Park, 202 N Blake Avenue
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Carrie Blake Park Walk-around Date: Sunday, January 21, 9-11am Leader: Cindy Fullwiler Meeting Place: The SE parking area near the Doggie play-pens Features: Cindy will be leading this OPAS outing. And it should be a good one for several reasons. First, Cindy's a dang-good birder and really enjoys sharing her knowledge. Second, she'll have her camera with it's mega-long lens with her so it'll be a chance to watch, look-see, and ask questions with someone who is an out-standing photographer.…

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FIELD TRIP
Eastside Bays

January 27 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
S parking lot at John Wayne Marina
Free

Eastside Bays Date: Saturday, January 27th / 8:30am Leader: Gary Bullock Meeting Place: South parking lot of John Wayne Marina Features: Sequim Bay, Pitship Pocket, Washington Harbor, Schmuck Road, and Port Williams always give-up some great birds and Gary is a real gem at finding them Bring: Binocs, scopes, and personal accoutrements as desired For further information: Gary Bullock gbullockak@hotmail.com / 360-797-4556  

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February 2018

FIELD TRIP
Gardiner Beach & Diamond Point

February 18 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Gardiner Beach Boat Launch
Free

Gardiner Beach & Diamond Point Date: Sunday, February 18th / 8:30am Leader: John Gatchet Meeting Place: Gardiner Beach boat launch Features: Discovery Bay and the waters between the beach and Protection Island offer an incredible array of water-birds; as does the delightful variety of ecosystems across Diamond Point. Also, you'll have the chance to bird from John's backyard as an extra added attraction to this field-trip Bring: Binocs, scopes, and personal accoutrements as desired For further information: John Gatchet jfgatchet@gmail.com…

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FIELD TRIP
Skagit Flats & Samish Valley

February 26 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 4:00 pm
Free

Skagit Flats & Samish Valley Date: Monday & Tuesday, February 26 & 27, 2018  Leader: Bob Iddins Note: Preregistration is required - see below Costs: No charge for outing; however participants make their own lodging arrangements (Mt. Vernon, Burlington, Anacortes) and are responsible for their own meals both days. Meeting place: Take the 8:00 am ferry from Port Townsend to Coupeville (reservations are strongly recommended). Upon exiting the ferry we’ll meet at the parking area for the boat ramp adjacent to the ferry terminal.…

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March 2018

FIELD TRIP
Pitship Pocket to Port Williams

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
S parking lot at John Wayne Marina
Free

Pitship Pocket to Port Williams Date & Time: Saturday, March 10, 9am Leader: Gary Bullock Meeting place: South parking lot at John Wayne Marina Features: Late Winter residents and early Spring migrants. 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 always brings a bit of feathered enlightenment. And we'll also checkout what might be lingering along Schmuck road.…

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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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