AAS Community Program: Birds of Botswana
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

AAS Community Program: Birds of Botswana

Please join us when Milt Lum, amateur photographer, will be sharing photos of birds and a few animals taken on his photo safari to Botswana in 2016. He will also share a couple of safari stories and his reflections on Africa. Port Townsend Community Center is at Lawrence & Tyler, Uptown. The public is invited.

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Plants for Birding
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Plants for Birding

Meet at the Port Townsend Park and Ride. We will walk from the parking lot uphill to visit two landscapes where landscaping with native plants and other features suitable to native songbirds has been the priority focus. Walking distance approximately one mile. Those with walking disabilities can drive to the locations we plan to visit.  We then will return to the Park and Ride, then time permitting carpool to a third landscape. Trip Leader Ron Sikes. RSVP to 360-385-0307 or email b1rdbrush@gmail.com.

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AAS Kah Tai Workparty
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

AAS Kah Tai Workparty

Admiralty Audubon will be sponsoring a workparty at Duck Heaven followed by a potluck at Pope Marine Park at noon. Duck Heaven is located on the NE corner of Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park. We will be weeding around the plantings from last year. Park on 19th/Blaine Street, near the Kearney Street intersection. Bring pruners and work gloves if you have them. For information email ptrose53@gmail.com or call 360-385-0307.

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AAS Potluck Lunch
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

AAS Potluck Lunch

Join us for a potluck lunch following Sunday morning’s Kah Tai Workparty. No need to attend the workparty in order to join the potluck. Just bring either an entree or a dessert, and enjoy the camaraderie. Lys Burden will present a 20-minute program on the new Chetzemoka Interpretive Trail while we eat. The public is invited.

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Anderson Lake State Park
May
21
9:00 AM09:00

Anderson Lake State Park

Enjoy 2 to 2 1/2 hours around the lake. Bring your water and binoculars and appropriate shoes and clothing. There should be a wide variety of woodpeckers, warblers, Common Yellowthroat, swallows, Western Tanagers and other migrants. I prefer a small group of up to 6 people. Trip Leader Beverly McNeil: Call 360-385-9730 for details and possible carpool. 

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First Saturday Nature Walk at Fort Flagler
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

First Saturday Nature Walk at Fort Flagler

Meet at the usual boat ramp just north of the Beachcomber Cafe in the lower campground. My blue Ford F150 pickup will be near the log across the old boat ramp. We first walk to the end of the spit toward Rat Island. This takes about an hour. We then drive to Marrowstone Point near the USGS Fisheries lab. We walk to the point to scope birds. Optionally, we will visit the sewage ponds and finish up by noon. Wear layers depending on the weather. Trip Leader John Comstock: 360-316-1305.

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Anderson Lake State Park
Jun
15
9:30 AM09:30

Anderson Lake State Park

Field trip at Anderson Lake for migrant warblers, flycatchers, swallows, hawks and maybe something new and different will show up on our bird walk. Meet me at the parking area near the comfort stations at 9:30 am for a 2 hour walk along trails and boat launch area.  Bring binocularss, camera, water and wear sturdy shoes. Trip Leader Paula Vanderheul: pvanderheul@gmail.com or 360-379-8564.

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First Saturday Nature Walk at Fort Flagler
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

First Saturday Nature Walk at Fort Flagler

Meet at the usual boat ramp just north of the Beachcomber Cafe in the lower campground. My blue Ford F150 pickup will be near the log across the old boat ramp. We first walk to the end of the spit toward Rat Island. This takes about an hour. We then drive to Marrowstone Point near the USGS Fisheries lab. We walk to the point to scope birds. Optionally, we will visit the sewage ponds and finish up by noon. Wear layers depending on the weather. Trip Leader John Comstock: 360-316-1305.

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AAS Community Program: Climate change is still (NOT) for the birds
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

AAS Community Program: Climate change is still (NOT) for the birds

Photo caption: Rick Jahnke signaling for recovery of his Benthic Experimental Chamber Instrument aboard the R/V Moana Wave in the western Pacific.

Where do we stand in the war on global warming? Rick Jahnke, Admiralty Audubon president and professor emeritus, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, will address the question in Admiralty Audubon’s April 18, 2019 community program at the Community Center in uptown Port Townsend. The 7:00 pm event is free and open to the public.

As the Green New Deal is discussed and as we evaluate our own governor’s run for the presidency based largely on a platform of mitigating climate change, it is appropriate to evaluate where we are in our efforts to curb global warming.

This presentation will review where we stand and to what extent the implementation of renewable energy sources and other emission-reducing strategies have slowed the fundamental causes of global warming. We will examine whether consequences predicted from climate change are locally observable in such parameters as our resident and migratory bird populations and local sea level rise.

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AAS Kah Tai Workparty
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

AAS Kah Tai Workparty

We will pull Scot’s broom and other invasives as time and volunteer numbers allow, or pick up trash, your choice. Look for the white pickup near the bench closest to Chase Bank. Park in the bank’s parking lot on the corner of HWY 20 and Kearney. Tools and refreshments provided. Please bring work gloves. For information email ptrose53@gmail.com or call 360-385-0307.

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Spring Migration at Fort Worden
Apr
11
8:30 AM08:30

Spring Migration at Fort Worden

Meet at Reveille restaurant (grab a cup of coffee early if you like). We will walk from Fort Worden Commons to Battery Hill and back, listening for bird song and checking the doings of some of the migrant birds that call our area their summer home. This is a Thursday trip so we don’t miss the Saturday Olympic Bird Fest: http://www.olympicbirdfest.org. Trip Leader: Monica Fletcher, monicaflet@gmail.com or 360-379-3136.

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First Saturday Nature Walk at Fort Flagler
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

First Saturday Nature Walk at Fort Flagler

Meet at the usual boat ramp just north of the Beachcomber Cafe in the lower campground. My blue ford F150 pickup will be near the log across the old boat ramp. We first walk to the end of the spit toward Rat Island. This takes about an hour. We then drive to Marrowstone Point near the USGS Fisheries lab. We walk to the point to scope birds. Optionally, we will visit the sewage ponds and finish up by noon. Wear layers depending on the weather. Trip Leader John Comstock: 360-316 -1305.

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Brrr-ding at Fort Worden in Early Spring
Mar
30
8:30 AM08:30

Brrr-ding at Fort Worden in Early Spring

Meet at Reveille restaurant (grab a cup of coffee early if you like). We will walk from Fort Worden Commons to Chinese Gardens and back, listening for spring song, and focusing on resident birds and their nesting behaviors. Early spring sees a warm-up of song, courtship behaviors and fine breeding plumage. It might be cold!  Bring scopes if you have them. Trip Leader: Monica Fletcher, monicaflet@gmail.com or 360-379-3136.

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AAS Community Program: Where the Andes meet the Amazon
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

AAS Community Program: Where the Andes meet the Amazon

Gary “Eduardo” Perless, AAS Education Chair and veteran Latin America traveler, shares photos and field notes from his travels and volunteer work in southern Peru. We’ll vicariously visit diverse tropical habitats at several different elevations, from lowland Amazonian rainforest, to mid-level cloud forest, to high elevation montane forest and grassland, meeting some of the typical birds in each habitat.

Gary will highlight his work in Santuario de la Veronica, a Peruvian-run conservation area, weaving in stories about his visits to a condor recovery project, a bird-friendly shade-grown coffee plantation, biological research stations, and the ruins of Machu Picchu. As a bonus, he’ll update us on his volunteer efforts closer to home, teaching local school kids here about birds and ecology. Free and open to the public.

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AAS Kah Tai Workparty
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

AAS Kah Tai Workparty

We will pull Scot’s broom and other invasives as time and volunteer numbers allow, or pick up trash, your choice. Look for the white pickup near the bench closest to Chase Bank. Park in the bank’s parking lot on the corner of HWY 20 and Kearney. Tools and refreshments provided. Please bring work gloves. For information email ptrose53@gmail.com or call 360-385-0307.

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First Saturday bird/nature walk at Fort Flagler State Park
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

First Saturday bird/nature walk at Fort Flagler State Park

Meet at the usual boat ramp just north of the Beachcomber Cafe in the lower campground. My blue ford F150 pickup will be near the log across the old boat ramp. We first walk to the end of the spit toward Rat Island. This takes about an hour. We then drive to Marrowstone Point near the USGS Fisheries lab. We walk to the point to scope birds. Optionally, we will visit the sewage ponds and finish up by noon. Wear layers depending on the weather. John Comstock (360 316 1305, jhn.comstock@gmail.com).

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AAS Program: Down Under
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

AAS Program: Down Under

Johanna King will be showing photos from her recent trip to Australia. She spent about a month in the eastern part of the country, traveling from the Daintree River in the north to Melbourne in the south. She visited a wide range of habitats, ranging from ocean beaches to cloud forests to the flatlands of the outback. She saw an astounding 328 species of birds, of which fewer than 20 were familiar to her. And she learned that the term “kangaroo” is far too generic, as there are many species!  She even saw a platypus!  Come and enjoy this look at the natural history of Down Under.  The public is invited.

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First Saturday bird/nature walk at Fort Flagler State Park
Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

First Saturday bird/nature walk at Fort Flagler State Park

Meet at 9:00am at the boat ramp leading to the NW spit.  Boat ramp has a log across it and is just beyond the Beach Comber Cafe. We will walk the spit, then possibly drive to the USGS fisheries lab to check the NE corner of the park. Expect to complete the walk by 11:30am. Trip Leader John Comstock at jhn.comstock@gmail.com.

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Field Trip to Fort Casey and Crockett Lagoon
Jan
26
8:00 AM08:00

Field Trip to Fort Casey and Crockett Lagoon

Meet on the Port Townsend - Coupeville ferry for the 8:00am sailing. We will be walk on passengers. The walk will be approximately 1.5 to 2 miles. We will look for birds from the ferry, on Crockett Lagoon, and the forest of Fort Casey State Park. We will plan to return to Port Townsend on the 11:45am or 1:15pm sailing. Bring lunch and wear appropriate outdoor clothing. Rain and/or strong wind will cancel this field trip. Limit is 10 persons including the leader.  RSVP to b1rdbrush@gmail.com. Remember there is some risk of being stranded on the Coupeville landing on Whidbey Island should the return ferry not be able to sail. Trip Leader Ron Sikes, 360-385-0307.

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AAS Kah Tai Workparty
Jan
20
9:00 AM09:00

AAS Kah Tai Workparty

We will be pulling Scot’s Broom and other invasives and picking up garbage. Look for the white pickup truck and green workparty banner south of the little pond. Park in the parking area off of 12th Street. Tools and refreshments will be provided. Please bring work gloves. For information, call 360-385-0307 or email ptrose53@gmail.com.

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AAS Program: Birds of Tanzania & Some Other Critters
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

AAS Program: Birds of Tanzania & Some Other Critters

Andrew Palmer, amateur wildlife photographer, went on a safari in three of Tanzania’s parks in the fall of 2017. Though the focus of the safari was on the Big Five, there were some opportunities to capture photos of some of the amazing variety of bird life in the parks, which varied from the smallest species of Falcon to the large Eagle Owl. The presentation is just a sampling of the 163 bird species participants recorded over the two weeks. The public is invited.

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First Saturday bird/nature walk at Fort Flagler State Park
Jan
5
9:00 AM09:00

First Saturday bird/nature walk at Fort Flagler State Park

Meet at 9:00am at the boat ramp leading to the NW spit.  Boat ramp has a log across it and is just beyond the Beach Comber Cafe. We will walk the spit, then possibly drive to the USGS fisheries lab to check the NE corner of the park. Expect to complete the walk by 11:30am. For more information, contact Trip Leader Paula Vanderheul; pvanderheul@gmail.com or 360-379-8564.

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New Year’s Birdwalk
Jan
1
9:30 AM09:30

New Year’s Birdwalk

Join us for our fifth New Years Day’s birdwalk at Irondale Bay Chimacum Creek Park. Meet at 9:30 am at the end of Moore Road parking lot for a couple of hours scoping the bay for first of year sea birds, shorebirds, and forest birds. Dress in warm layers with hats and gloves for comfort and bring binoculars and spotting scope to help identify the waterfowl. Trip Leader Paula Vanderheul; 360-379-8564 or pvanderheul@gmail.com

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Christmas Bird Count
Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Bird Count

Join us for the Christmas Bird Count. Email admiraudub@gmail.com for questions or to sign up to participate in Admiralty Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count. Our Countdown potluck after the field effort to compile our results and celebrate will again be at Rosewind Commons at 5pm. We hope you will join us for the Countdown even if you don’t have a chance to count in the field.

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Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park Work Party
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park Work Party

We will pull Scot’s broom, and other invasive plants as time and volunteer numbers allow, or pick up trash, your choice. Look for the white pickup near the bench closest to Chase Bank. Park at the bank’s parking lot on the corner of HWY 20 and Kearney. Tools and refreshments provided. Please bring work gloves. For information email ptrose53@gmail.com or call 360-385-0307.

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First Saturday bird/nature walk at Fort Flagler State Park
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

First Saturday bird/nature walk at Fort Flagler State Park

Meet at 9:00am at the boat ramp leading to the NW spit.  Boat ramp has a log across it and is just beyond the Beach Comber Cafe. A blue Ford F150 will be there. We will walk the spit, then drive to the USGS fisheries lab to check the NE corner of the park. Expect to complete the walk by 11:30am. For more information, contact Trip Leader John Comstock at jhn.comstock@gmail.com.

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Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park Work Party
Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park Work Party

We will plant Evergreen Huckleberries and Fringe Cup in the woodland, pull Scot’s Broom and pick up trash. Look for the white pickup near the bench closest to Chase Bank. Park at the bank’s parking lot on the corner of HWY 20 and Kearney. Tools and refreshments provided. Please bring work gloves. For information call 360-385-0307 or email ptrose53@gmail.com.

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Bears, Fires, and Wolves - A Personal Perspective of  a Lifetime of Change In Yellowstone National Park
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Bears, Fires, and Wolves - A Personal Perspective of a Lifetime of Change In Yellowstone National Park

From its inception in 1872 until the 1960’s, Yellowstone National Park was managed primarily as a recreational asset. During the 60’s, emphasis began to swing toward resource considerations. In the 50 years since, significant gains have been made in how the park is managed. Varn Brooks provides a personal tour as he describes how those changes have put the shine back on the crown jewel of our National Park system. This AAS Community Event is open to the public free of charge.

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First Saturday bird/nature walk at Fort Flagler State Park
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

First Saturday bird/nature walk at Fort Flagler State Park

Meet at 9:00am at the boat ramp leading to the NW spit.  Boat ramp has a log across it and is just beyond the Beach Comber Cafe. A blue Ford F150 will be there. We will walk the spit, then drive to the USGS fisheries lab to check the NE corner of the park. Expect to complete the walk by 11:30am. For more information, contact Trip Leader John Comstock at jhn.comstock@gmail.com.

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AAS Kah Tai Workparty
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

AAS Kah Tai Workparty

Join us to celebrate Autumnal Arbor Day and plant shore pine and Douglas fir saplings at Kah Tai. Look for the white pickup truck at the Benedict Street trail. Bring a shovel and a bucket to hold the soil while planting. Scots broom pulling and trash pickup are also options. Tools and refreshments provided. Bring work gloves. For information email ptrose53@gmail.com or call 360-385-0307.

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Irondale Beach and Chimacum Creek Mouth
Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

Irondale Beach and Chimacum Creek Mouth

Meet at the Port Townsend Park and Ride (south lot) to carpool at 8:00am or at the parking lot at Irondale Beach County Park at 8:30.  We will simply see what is going on. Not many bird reports are produced in this area for E-bird (the Cornell University database) in October so we will be discovering for ourselves which migrants, shorebirds, and raptors can be seen in the vicinity. Trip Leader: Monica Fletcher, monicaflet@gmail.com or 360-379-3136.

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AAS Community Program: Island Wildlife - North Island, New Zealand and Big Island, Hawaii
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

AAS Community Program: Island Wildlife - North Island, New Zealand and Big Island, Hawaii

Please join us for our October Admiralty Audubon meeting when Bev McNeil, nature photographer, will be presenting her 2018 show of birds and a few other critters of North Island, NZ and the Big Island of Hawaii where she and husband Ed went to both islands to visit his daughters. In between family activities, Bev was able to venture off and get some of the feathered and scaled locals to pose for her.

Free and open to the general public.

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First Saturday bird/nature walk at Fort Flagler State Park
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

First Saturday bird/nature walk at Fort Flagler State Park

Meet at 9:00am at the boat ramp leading to the NW spit.  Boat ramp has a log across it and is just beyond the Beach Comber Cafe. A blue Ford F150 will be there. We will walk the spit, then drive to the USGS fisheries lab to check the NE corner of the park. Expect to complete the walk by 11:30am. For more information, contact Trip Leader John Comstock at jhn.comstock@gmail.com.

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AAS Kah Tai Workparty
Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

AAS Kah Tai Workparty

Park at the Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park parking lot off 12th Street. Look for the white pickup truck next to the Benedict Street trail across Highway 20 from the Safeway gas station. We will concentrate on removing trash although Scots broom removal is also an option. Tools and refreshments provided. Please bring work gloves. For information email ptrose53@gmail.com or call 360-385-0307.

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Birding Discovery Road Pond
Sep
15
8:00 AM08:00

Birding Discovery Road Pond

  • Milo Curry Trailhead to Larry Scott Trail (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Meet at the Port Townsend Park and Ride (south lot) to carpool at 8:00am or at the Milo Curry entrance to the Larry Scott Trail at 8:30. We will walk along the Larry Scott Trail noting the birds that are beginning to flock and the insect swarms that attract them. We will dip off of the Larry Scott trail to bird from the side of the pond. There is some rougher terrain so wear good shoes, and rain pants if drippy. Trip Leader: Monica Fletcher, monicaflet@gmail.com or 360-379-3136.

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