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OPAS Field Trips: May – June 2019

By Judith White

 

 

Wednesday Bird Walks

Date: Every Wed. morning, 8:30 a.m.

Meeting Place: Outside the Dungeness River Audubon Center

Features: Easy guided bird walk through Railroad Bridge Park to see birds of the Dungeness River riparian area.

 

Birdathon Warm-up Field Trip

Date and Time: Saturday May 4 at 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Bob Boekelheide

Meeting Place: Railroad Bridge Park at 8:30am, Dungeness Landing Park at 11am

Features: Prepare for Birdathon with a warm-up field trip starting at Railroad Bridge Park at 8:30 a.m. for songbirds, followed by Dungeness Landing Park meeting at 11am for waterbirds. There’s an incoming tide through late morning and afternoon that will hopefully bring shorebirds into view. Bring scopes if you have them. Railroad Bridge Park has a paved accessible trail for walking. Dungeness Landing Park has a covered viewing platform, rest rooms, and paved parking lot (minimal walking may be involved on uneven surfaces adjacent to the parking lot).

Further information: Contact Bob Boekelheide <bboek@Olympus.net> 360 808-0196

 

Birding by Ear

Date and Time: Saturday May 18, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Leader: Judy Mullaly

Meeting Place: To be determined (please check olympicpeninsulaaudubonsociety.org website for details as available, depending on local migrating bird locations closer to trip date)

Features: A forest walk concentrating on bird songs and calls. Forest trails may be inclined, muddy, rocky and uneven, and this trip may not be appropriate for those with limited mobility. Bring binoculars, water, snack and appropriate clothing for the weather. 

Further Information: Judy Mullaly (360) 452-5797

 

Sequim Bay and Woods Road

Date &Time: Sunday May 19, 8:30-11:30  a. m.

Leader: John Gatchet

Cost: No Charge

Meeting Place:  Meet next to the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Community Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Sequim; Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center Wayside along Highway 101.

Features: There will be a quick look at Sequim Bay and a walk of the area. Emphasis will be on water and edge species.   The group will car pool from there and drive Woods Road to locate forest birds.  There will be numerous stops at pull outs along the way. Some surfaces may be uneven. 

Bring: Bring Binoculars, scopes and appropriate clothing and footwear, insect repellant if desired.

Further information: Contact John Gatchet jfgatchet@gmail.com / (503) 781-5043

 

Gardiner Beach and Diamond Point

Date and Time: Sunday June 9, 8:30-11:30 a. m.

Leader: John Gatchet

Cost: No Charge

Meeting Place: The Gardiner Beach Boat Ramp parking area

Features: Water, forest and field species will be abundant in the area at this time of year.  The variety of places visited including bird feeders will ensure a diversity of bird species.  This trip will include stops between Gardiner Beach and Diamond Point to locate specific birds in nesting habitats. Minimal walking, some uneven sand and gravel.

Bring: Binoculars, scopes and appropriate clothing and footwear

Further information: Contact John Gatchet jfgatchet@gmail.com/ (503) 781-5043

 

Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue Field Trip

Date and Time: Tuesday June 11, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place: Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue, 1014 Parkridge Dr., Port Townsend

Trip Leader: Judith White

Cost: Free

Features: A behind-the-scenes look at Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue (DBWBR), a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitation center located in Port Townsend that accepts birds from across the Olympic Peninsula. Injured birds are rehabilitated and released back to the wild. Some of their non-releasable raptors will be on hand for this event for us to see up close and learn about their natural history and individual stories. Director Cindy Daly will lead an informative discussion. Donations to DBWBR are appreciated. This facility is outdoors, dress for the weather.

RSVP is required, group size is limited. 

Further Information: Judith White drwhitej@gmail.com 206 641-1842

For carpooling, please send info on whether you would like to drive or are looking for a ride.

 

Summer Birding for Beginners and Newcomers

Date and Time: Saturday, June 22, 8:30 a.m.- 10:30 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. Railroad Bridge Park has a paved accessible trail for walking, and rest rooms. All birding levels welcome, bring binoculars if you have them (some may also be available to borrow). 

Further Information: Contact Marie Grad <mlgrad53@gmail.com> (360) 620-4035