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OPAS Field Trips: September 2018

Denny AFMJ Van Horn and 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.


Dungeness Rec Area

Date and Time: ‪Saturday, September 1, 8 a.m.

Leader: Stacey Fradkin

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 resident adults and fledglings outing.

Further Information: Contact Stacey Fradkin <‪>/505 ‪670-3153



Date and Time: Saturday Sept. 8, 11 a.m.

Leader: Bob Boekelheide

Meeting Place: Dungeness Landing Park.

Features: Celebrate World Shorebird Week (Sept 5-12) with OPAS. On the 8th, the tide comes in fast in late morning, so we’ll catch shorebirds as they move up with the tide. We start at Dungeness Landing, move to 3 Crabs, then back to Dungeness Landing. Bring scopes if you have them.

Further Information: Contact Bob Boekelheide <> 360 808-0196


Neah Bay Pelagic Outing No. 3

Date and Time: Saturday, September 15, 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 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 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 accoutrements, as desired; prepare for possible rain showers; NO scopes.

Further Information, to make a reservation, or to request a flyer contact Denny Van Horn 360 775-6695 or Bob Boekelheide 360 808-0196


Fall Birding for Beginners and Newcomers

Date and Time: Saturday, September 22nd, 8:30 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. All levels welcome, bring binoculars if you have them (some are also available to borrow).

Further Information: Contact Marie Grad

<> 360 620-4035