Port Townsend: First Things First Walk CANCELLED
Aug
11
8:30 AM08:30

Port Townsend: First Things First Walk CANCELLED

CANCELLED Meet at Better Living through Coffee at 100 Tyler Street on the new plaza off Water St. for coffee at 8:30 am and then go birding.  We will do some birding from the Union Wharf, and then walk along the hidden bay side trail to the Boat Haven.  We will discuss seabirds, shorebirds and see and hopefully not be bombarded by the massive numbers of gulls in our area.  Trip Leader: Monica Fletcher, monicaflet@gmail.comor 360-379-3136.

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First Saturday at Flagler
Aug
4
9:00 AM09:00

First Saturday at Flagler

Meet at the lower campground at Fort Flagler. You’ll find us at the old boat ramp with the log on the spit. Wear warm, layered clothes and prepare for the weather. We’ll walk the spit and scope Rat Island. Then, we head on to Marrowstone Point at the USGS fishery research station and finish up at the sewage ponds. For more information, contact Trip Leader: John Comstock at jhn.comstock@gmail.com.

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Ducks of the Duckabush River
Jul
21
8:00 AM08:00

Ducks of the Duckabush River

Meet at the Port Townsend Park and Ride at 8:00am for carpooling down to the Duckabush Oxbow Preserve, one of the Jefferson Land Trust’s most spectacular properties. We will stop at the Quilcene Ranger Station if there are south county participants, and for a pit stop, then drive to Duckabush Road uphill to park at the Powerline parking lot. Traipsing down to a meadow that often has elk we will see ducks (mergansers), dippers, flycatchers and warblers in their last active parenting of the year. Learn about the restoration and development planned for this beautiful spot. Bring rain gear if rain is at all forecast, water, lunches, binoculars, walking sticks and good footwear. This is an area with few established  trails. Please RSVP for this walk in order to know numbers for carpooling. Trip leader: Monica Fletcher at monicaflet@gmail.com or call 360-379-3136 to leave a message.

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First Saturday at Flagler
Jul
7
9:00 AM09:00

First Saturday at Flagler

John Comstock is continuing his First Saturdays at Flagler birdwalks this summer! Meet at the lower campground at Fort Flagler. You’ll find us at the old boat ramp with the log on the spit. Wear warm, layered clothes and prepare for the weather. We’ll walk the spit and scope Rat Island. Then, we head on to Marrowstone Point at the USGS fishery research station and finish up at the sewage ponds. For more information, contact Trip Leader: John Comstock at jhn.comstock@gmail.com.

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Fort Worden: First Things First Walk
Jun
23
8:30 AM08:30

Fort Worden: First Things First Walk

Meet at the Reveille Restaurant for coffee at 8:30 am and then go birding. We will carpool to Point Wilson lighthouse area where we set up scopes and “sea-watch” looking for murres, guillemots, grebes, mergansers and murrelets. Gulls will be discussed if there is interest.  Then we will look at a particularly rich rose and shrub area for sparrows and songbirds. This is the final in a series of three field trips highlighting the good birding spots of Fort Worden (May’s walk is for migratory birds). Trip Leader: Monica Fletcher, monicaflet@gmail.com or 360-379-3136.

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Kah Tai Workparty
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Kah Tai Workparty

Park at the KTLNP parking lot off 12th Street. We will be weeding and picking up garbage on the west end of Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park. Spreading gravel on the trails is also an option. Snacks, tea, weed wrenches, garbage extractors and bags will be provided. For information: email ptrose53@gmail.com or call 360-385-0307.

A potluck will follow from noon-2pm at the Pope Marine building in downtown PT. If you volunteer at the workparty you do not have to bring something to the potluck. 

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Fort Worden: First Things First Walk
May
26
8:30 AM08:30

Fort Worden: First Things First Walk

  • Fort Worden Reveille at the Commons (map)
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Meet at the Reveille Restaurant for coffee and then go birding. 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 the second in a series of three field trips highlighting the good birding spots of Fort Worden (June’s walk will be at Pt. Wilson focusing on seabirds, gulls, and sparrows). Trip Leader: Monica Fletcher, monicaflet@gmail.com or 360-379-3136.

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AAS Community Program: Antarctica and Environs
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

AAS Community Program: Antarctica and Environs

Alan Johanson will show a tiny fraction of 10,000 wildlife photos/videos of penguins, sea birds, whales and seals taken during a furious, action-packed, 3 week boots-on-the-ground trip to the Falklands, South Georgia, the remote South Sandwich islands, the Shetlands, the Orkneys and the Antarctic Peninsula, under the guidance of a botanist, an ornithologist, a biologist, a naturalist, a paleontologist, two geologists, two historians, and a professional photographer. For information: email ptrose53@gmail.com or call 360-385-0307. The public is invited.

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Kah Tai Workparty
May
13
9:00 AM09:00

Kah Tai Workparty

We will be weeding around the oaks and pines planted at Duck Heaven in the Decatur Street Right-of-Way at the NE corner of the lagoon. Park along 19th Street. Bring pruners for the blackberries. Snacks, tea, weed wrenches, garbage extractors and bags will be provided. For information: email ptrose53@gmail.comor call 360-385-0307.

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Fort Worden Field Trip
May
13
8:30 AM08:30

Fort Worden Field Trip

Meet at Fort Worden Commons. We’ll walk the woods, looking and listening for songbirds, and also check out Point Wilson for seabirds. Possibility of heading over to the Chinese Gardens or North Beach if they seem promising. The walk could be up to 2-3 miles.Maximum 8 people. We’ll finish by noon. You’ll need a discover pass. Scopes are useful for the seabird part of the day. Trip Leader Sue Thompson: singharmonynow@gmail.com.

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Kah Tai Workparty
Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Kah Tai Workparty

  • 419 Kearney Street Port Townsend, WA, 98368 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 ptrose53@gmail.com or call 360-385-0307.

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Fort Worden First Things First Walk
Apr
21
8:30 AM08:30

Fort Worden First Things First Walk

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, monicaflet@gmail.com or 360-379-3136.

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April Program: Birds of Iceland (free and open to all)
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

April Program: Birds of Iceland (free and open to all)

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. 

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Anderson Lake State Park Field Trip
Apr
14
8:30 AM08:30

Anderson Lake State Park Field Trip

  • 1061 Anderson Lake Road Chimacum, WA, 98325 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 blmcneil59@gmail.com.

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Fort Flagler Field Trip
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

Fort Flagler Field Trip

  • 1321 Flagler Campground Rd Marrowstone, WA, 98358 United States (map)
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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 jhn.comstock@gmail.com. Discover Pass required for parking.

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Kah Tai Workparty
Mar
25
9:00 AM09:00

Kah Tai Workparty

  • 419 Kearney Street Port Townsend, WA, 98368 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 ptrose53@gmail.com or call 360-385-0307.

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