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Certified trip leaders:Admiralty Audubon field trip to Skagit Flats

David Gluckman, Chair, 379-0360,
Ken Wilson, 821-1101,
Dan Waggoner, 301-1788,
Ron Sikes, 385-0307,
Dick Johnson, 385-5418
Stephen Cunliffe, 437-0292,
Paula Vanderheul, 379-8564,

March-April 2017 Admiralty Audubon Field Trips

Important: Please pre-register by contacting field trip leader before trip so we can contact you about changes. Everyone is welcome, including non-members and beginners.


Saturday, March 18 (CANCELLED)

We will meet at the small Park and Ride at the intersection of Center Valley Road and Highway 104 at 7:30 am. There will be stops at Tarboo Valley, Quilcene Bay, Mount Walker (if the road is open), Dosewallips State Park, Duckabush River, and Lake Leland. Bring a lunch or snack food. Dress for the weather. Please email a confirmation in case of cancellation. Trip Leader Dan Waggoner:


Saturday, March 25

We will meet at the sewage pond parking lot at 9 am to walk around the pond and down to the beach looking for shorebirds and waterfowl, then drive to the RV camping area to walk the Spit between Kilisut Harbor and Port Townsend Bay. Those interested in carpooling from Port Townsend should meet at the Haines Place Park & Ride near Safeway by 8:30 am. I'll meet everyone at the sewage pond parking lot. Upon entering Fort Flagler, drive to the four way stop signs. Turn right following the short road to the parking lot. Bring your binoculars, spotting scope, fand ield guides. Dress in warm layers, hats, gloves, and hiking boots for comfort. Paula Vanderheul, Trip Leader: 360-379-8564 or A Discover Pass is required.


Friday, April 7

To carpool, meet at Haines Place Park & Ride at 7:30 am. If not carpooling, meet us at Fort Flagler at the parking lot at the campground near the spit where the Brants hang out at about 8:00 am. There are other nearby trails to explore as well. Plan on at least 2 to 3 hours and bring raingear, snacks, water and binoculars. I don't have a scope so if someone wants to bring one, that would be welcome. A group no larger than six people would be ideal. Contact Trip Leader Bev McNeil for questions at 360-385-9730.


March and April 2017

Sundays, 19 March & 23 April, 9 to noon: We will be removing invasive species and picking up garbage at our March and April work parties at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park, but you get to choose: You can pull Scot's Broom, English Holly or that ever-popular aromatic Spurge Laurel or you can help with the exciting trash pickup!

The focus on holly and spurge laurel in the next two workparties is our annual commitment to three years of maintenance and monitoring of the areas that were tackled as a part of the major effort at Kah Tai by the Urban Forestry Restoration Project's (UFRP) work crews that have removed invasives at Kah Tai in February 2015 and 2016.

Park in the Chase Bank parking lot and look for the white pickup near the closest Audubon (green wooden) bench to the bank. We will provide Scot's Broom pullers and we have five trash grabbers. Please bring work gloves & trash grabbers if you have them. Weed wrenches and refreshments (tea and snacks) will be provided. Information - call 360-385-0307 or email



Some Birding Field Trip Leaders have agreed to lead trips around the area as part of their normal birding activities and would enjoy company without spending energy on announcing and coordinating trips. If you are interested, check our home page for the latest offerings. These will be great opportunities for less experienced birders to improve their skills and everyone to learn about new locations.

Please bring binoculars and scopes (if you have any) and wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Heavy rain will cancel most trips but light rain will not; check with the leader when in doubt. Do not bring pets.

Cautionary Note – All persons participating in field trips assume all risks of whatsoever nature or kind and neither AAS nor the trip leaders accepts any responsibility for the actions of any persons who freely participate.

Note: A short description of birds seen should be posted under "Sightings" on this website the following day (see link on banner above).