Meet at the Reveille restaurant for coffee at 8:30 am and then go birding. 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. This is the first in a series of three field trips highlighting the good birding spots of Fort Worden (May’s walk will be for migratory birds). Trip Leader: Monica Fletcher, email@example.com or 360-379-3136.
Park at the KTLNP parking lot off 12th Street. Look for the white pickup northeast of the little pond. We will be pulling Scots Broom, Spurge Laurel, or Holly and picking up trash. Refreshments, Scots Broom pullers, garbage grabbers & garbage bags provided. For information: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-385-0307.
Johanna King will share photos and tales of her 2016 visit. She saw 70 species, including the Gyr Falcon, the Barnacle Goose, and the Eurasian Oystercatcher. Most were in breeding plumage, and were courting, sitting on eggs, or tending chicks.
Highlights included hundreds of Northern Fulmars on one side of a small boat and humpback whales on the other, thousands of nesting Northern Gannets, various auks, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and a Rock Ptarmigan changing from winter to summer plumage.
Meet at the first entrance parking. Wear boots for possible mud, and bring water and snack and binoculars, rain coat, etc. for weather changes. Call to confirm your space. I would like group size to be limited to 6, plus myself. Figure on 2 to 3 hours for peaceful walk around the lake. I can carpool 3 people. Discover Pass required for parking. Trip Leader Beverly McNeil: 360-385-9730 or email@example.com.
John Comstock will lead first Saturday birdwalks at Fort Flagler State Park. Meet at 9:00 am at the Northwest Spit. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars and a scope if you have one. The spit, sewage pond, and Marrowstone Point are all recommended as good birding hotspots. For more information, contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org. Discover Pass required for parking.
The nearest parking is at the Chase Bank parking lot. Walk the loop trail to the nearest bench where where you will find the white pickup truck. We will be pulling Scots Broom, or Spurge Laurel and Holly in the woodland, and picking up trash. If you want to pull Spurge Laurel and Holly seedlings, a pair of needlenose or other small pliers is very helpful. Refreshments, Scots Broom pullers, garbage grabbers & garbage bags provided. For information: email email@example.com or call 360-385-0307.