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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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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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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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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First Saturday bird/nature walk at Fort Flagler State Park
Sep
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 11:30 am. For more information, contact Trip Leader John Comstock at jhn.comstock@gmail.com.

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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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