Field Trips

OPAS Field Trips: November – December 2019

By John Gatchet and Marie Grad

 

Please Note: Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society is instituting a new policy for field trips.  We are asking for field trip participants to sign a liability release form the day of the trip.  This signed form will be good for future field trips. The form will not be necessary for the Wednesday Bird Walks. You can review, download, and print the form in advance by clicking here.

 

Wednesday Bird Walks

Date and Time:   Every Wednesday morning at 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 and adjacent fields and open areas.

Bring:  Binoculars, scope, water, snack, and appropriate clothing for the weather.

Cost: Free

 

Eastern Bays Field Trip

Date and Time: Friday November 8th, 8:30am

Cost: Free

Co-Leaders: Gary Bullock and Stacey Fradkin

Meeting Place: North parking lot John Wayne Marina

Features: Come check out the arriving winter waterfowl and other winter feathered visitors. The trip is focused on the action at Sequim Bay, Pitship Pocket, Washington Harbor, Schmuck Rd. and Port Williams.

Bring: Wear weather appropriate clothing. The trip involves a short walk to Pitship Pocket, so walking shoes are recommended. Bring your binoculars, and a scope if you have one. You might also want to bring a snack and water.

Further Information:  Contact Gary Bullock gbullockak@hotmail.com / 360-797-4556 or Stacey Fradkin fstacey3@msn.com / 505-670-3153

 

Gardiner and Diamond Point Field Trip

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 14, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Leader:  John Gatchet

Meeting Place:  Gardiner Beach Boat Ramp Parking Lot

Features:  Salt water, shoreline, field and forest bird species will be the focus of this field trip.  The trip will include watching bird feeders and a variety of locations to maximize bird species.  It will include Cat Lake Road in hopes of seeing Western Bluebird.  There will be some walking on mostly level ground.

Bring:  Binoculars, spotting scope, water and snacks as well as appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather.

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

 

Ediz Hook Field Trip

Date and Time: Nov. 23 at 9:00am to 12noon

Cost: Free

Leader: Judy Mullally

Meeting Place: At the far end of Ediz Hook, near the boat launch and restrooms (just before the entrance to the Coast Guard Station)

Features: Returning winter seabirds and shorebirds of Port Angeles Harbor and the Straits of Juan de Fuca

Bring: Binoculars, scope if you have one, water, snack, and appropriate clothing for the weather

Further Information: Judy Mullally 360-452-5797

 

CBC Warm-up Sequim-Dungeness

Date and Times: Saturday, December 7, 8:30 a.m. (River Center); 11 a.m. (Dungeness Landing Park)

Leader: Bob Boekelheide

Cost: Free

Meeting place: 8:30 a.m. at Dungeness River Audubon Center and 11 a.m. at Dungeness Landing

Features:The CBC warmup field trip occurs Saturday Dec 7, starting at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at 8:30 a.m. for landbirds, then meeting at Dungeness Landing Park at 11 a.m. for waterbirds.

Bring: Binoculars, spotting scope, water, snacks, as well as appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather.

Contact information: If you see any birds out of the ordinary before the CBC, please contact Bob Boekelheide at <bboek@olympus.net>/360 808-0196. 

 

Dungeness Landing/Three Crabs Field Trip

Date and Time:  Sunday December 8, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Leader:  John Gatchet

Meeting Place:  Dungeness Landing Parking Lot

Features:  Salt water and shoreline and marsh bird species will be the focus of this field trip.  A few shorebirds and many waterfowl are expected.  There will be some walking on the beach and in the parking lot area.  These two locations are two of the most productive in the Sequim area.      

Bring:  Binoculars, spotting scope, water, snacks as well as appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather.

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

 

CBC Sequim-Dungeness

Date: Monday  December 16, 2019

Cost: Free

Leader: Bob Boekelheide

Meeting place: Your meeting place is your specific count area of the CBC. 

Features: Find birds, count birds, tally birds throughout the day, and then come to the River Center at dusk and share the post-count jubilation, as well as good food and good company as tales are told, species accounts are tallied, and laughter abounds.

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

 

Winter Birding for Beginners and Newcomers

Date and Time: 8:30 am., Saturday, December 21st

Cost: Free

Leader: Marie Grad

Meeting Place: Outside the Dungeness River Audubon Center

Features: Winter has arrived.  Are you interested in the birds that you see at your feeders or in your yard? Seen something you want to identify? Join local birders for a walk in the Park. All levels welcome.

Bring: Bring binoculars if you have them, some loaners maybe available. We will be walking along the ODT up to the Railroad Bridge so wear comfy shoes. Dress warm, it is winter after all.

Further Information:  Contact Marie Grad Mlgrad53@gmail.com 360 620-4035