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August 2017

FIELD TRIP
Dungeness Rec Area

August 17, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carrie Blake Park, 202 N Blake Avenue
Sequim, WA 98382
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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
3 Crabs, North end of Sequim-Dungeness Way
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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washburn General Store, 1450 Bayview Avenue
Neah Bay, WA 98357
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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Carrie Blake Park, 202 N Blake Avenue
Sequim, WA 98382
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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December 2017

FIELD TRIP
Shorebirds Dungeness Landing

December 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dungeness Landing County Park (Oyster House) Sequim, 98382
Free

Shorebirds Date & Time: Friday, Dec 1 at 2 p.m. Leader: A Really Good Birder! Meeting place: Dungeness Landing at 2 p.m. Features: This is an early afternoon look-see over Dungeness Landing on an outgoing tide. There should be a vast tide-flat from E to W and with luck, a plethora of shorebirds to grace scopes and binocs. Also, our wintering waterfowl population should be plentiful along with alcids, loons, grebes, and gulls. Bring: Scopes, binocs and personal accoutrements as…

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BIRD COUNT
CBC Port Townsend

December 16, 2017
Port Townsend WA United States
Free

CBC Port Townsend Date & Time: Saturday, Dec 16 Leader: Dan Waggoner Meeting place: Your meeting places are your areas of counting. Bring: Binocs, scopes, and personal accoutrements as desired. Further Information Contact: Dan Waggoner <danwags57@gmail.com>

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FIELD TRIP
Woods and Palo Alto Roads

December 22, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Longhouse parking lot in Blyn Blyn, WA United States
Free

Wondering? An early morning jaunt up Woods and down Palo Alto roads Date & Time: Friday, December 22, 9:30am Leader: Denny AFMJ Van Horn Meeting place: The Longhouse in Blyn - S parking area Features: What's up there this time of year? This will be a curious outing. We'll go from low-land valleys up into the woods stopping, looking and listening. Bring: Binocs, scopes, and personal accoutrements as desired. Further information contact: Denny AFMJ Van Horn <dennyvanhorn@gmail.com> / 360 406-1584

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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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