↑ Return to Events

Field Trips

 

OPAS Field Trips: July / August, 2018

Denny AFMJ Van Horn

 

Gulls and Shorebirds field trip

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 tide – so the viewing should be excellent!

Bring: Scopes, binocs and personal items as desired.

For further information contact: Bob Boekelheide bboek@olympus.net / 360 808-0196

 

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 towards Neah Bay around Tatoosh Island. Last year’s trip was unbelievable: thousands of shearwaters, gulls, and auklets; Humpback whales were so numerous we couldn’t count them all!

Bring: Binocs and personal items as desired; prepare for possible rain showers; NO scopes.

For further information, to make a reservation or to request a flyer contact: Denny Van Horn dennyvanhorn@gmail.com / 360 775-6695 or Bob Boekelheide bboek@olympus.net / 360 808-0196

 

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 as desired.

Further Information Contact: Gary Bullock gbullockak@hotmail.com / 360 797-4556

 

Purple Martin Outing

Date & Time: 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 out on to the wet, soft, sand tideflats for a close look at nest colony) and personal accruements as desired

Further Information Contact: Ken Wiersema wiersema@olympus.net / phone 360 460-5515

 

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 back towards Neah Bay around Tatoosh Island. This outing has the potential for albatrosses and thousands of shearwaters; along with Humpback whales.

Bring: Binocs and personal items as desired; prepare for possible rain showers; NO scopes.

For further information, to make a reservation or to request a flyer contact: Denny Van Horn dennyvanhorn@gmail.com / 360 775-6695 or Bob Boekelheide bboek@olympus.net / 360 808-0196