Surf and Turf - Point Wilson in Fort Worden
Jul
20
8:30 AM08:30

Surf and Turf - Point Wilson in Fort Worden

Meet at the Reveille restaurant at 8:30am. 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. Then if energy and time allows, we will head up the campground trail to Memory’s Vault area. Trip Leader Monica Fletcher, monicaflet@gmail.com or 360-379-3136.

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1st Saturday Nature Walk at Fort Flagler
Aug
3
9:00 AM09:00

1st Saturday Nature Walk at Fort Flagler

  • Fort Flagler State Park Marrowstone, WA, 98358 United States (map)
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Meet at the usual boat ramp just north of the Beachcomber Cafe in the lower campground. 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. To carpool from PT, please meet at Park and Ride near Safeway at 8:30am. Trip Leader Gary Eduardo Perless: 360-643-3529 or gperless@gmail.com.

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Chetzemoka (čičməhán) Trail Exploration #1
Aug
10
8:30 AM08:30

Chetzemoka (čičməhán) Trail Exploration #1

Come and explore the new Chetzemoka (čičməhán) Trail (in a partial loop) and bird along the way. We will meet at the Totem Pole at the Northwest Maritime Center, go out to Point Hudson, loop past interpretive signs up to Chetzemoka Park, cross uptown and return past the Post Office. This is the first of three trips that explore the notion that bird diversity and bird behavior happens along every block of town. Trip Leader Monica Fletcher, monicaflet@gmail.com or 360-379-3136.

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Chetzemoka (čičməhán) Trail Exploration #2
Aug
17
8:30 AM08:30

Chetzemoka (čičməhán) Trail Exploration #2

Another partial loop of the new Chetzemoka (čičməhán) Trail to bird along the way. We will meet at Kah Tai (qatáy) Lagoon parking lot. Our loop will head to the golf course prairie, and then go up to the Laurel Grove Cemetery and back down to the cars. This is the second of three trips that explore the notion that bird diversity and bird behavior happens along every block of town. Trip Leader Monica Fletcher, monicaflet@gmail.com or 360-379-3136.

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Birding at Kah Tai
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Birding at Kah Tai

An evening walk at Kah Tai (qatáy) Lagoon Nature Park to watch the swallows, Vaux’s swifts and other flycatchers hawking night-flying insects. Of course we will keep an eye out for other passerines and shorebirds migrating. Bring binoculars, camera, and bug repellent if needed. Meet at the parking lot off 12th Street (official park address is 298 12th Street) near the utility building across the street from Henery’s Hardware/McDonald’s. Trip Leader Paula Vanderheul pvanderheul@gmail.com or 360-379-8564.

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Bird- friendly coffee tasting and a taste of birding
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Bird- friendly coffee tasting and a taste of birding

  • Port Townsend Boat Haven Port Townsend, WA (map)
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Join us at Sunrise Coffee (in the PT Boat Haven; 308 10th Street) to learn about the bird-coffee connection while sampling freshly-roasted, organic, shade-grown Peruvian coffee. Take home Cafe La Veronica (suggested donation $12/lb) while supporting Peruvian university students’ efforts to inventory and protect mountain forest in the Santuario de la Veronica conservation area (photo p.3). Tasting is followed by an enjoyable bird walk at Kah Tai (qatáy) Lagoon afterwards. RSVP please to confirm: limit 10. Tasting/Trip Leader Gary Eduardo Perless gperless@gmail.com or (360) 643-3529. Want some coffee but can’t attend the tasting? Let Gary know and he’ll save you a bag.

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Chetzemoka (čičməhán) Trail Exploration #3
Aug
31
8:30 AM08:30

Chetzemoka (čičməhán) Trail Exploration #3

Join us on another partial loop of the new Chetzemoka (čičməhán) Trail and bird all along the way. Meet at the Reveille restaurant. We will carpool to Point Wilson lighthouse area where we set up scopes and “sea-watch” looking for murres, guillemots, grebes, mergansers and murrelets. Then we will either walk back and forth to North Beach via the shore, or if ambition prevails, we can walk to North Beach via the campground trail, and back along the shore. Trip Leader Monica Fletcher, monicaflet@gmail.com or 360-379-3136.

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1st Saturday Nature Walk at Fort Flagler
Jul
6
9:00 AM09:00

1st Saturday Nature Walk at Fort Flagler

Meet at the usual boat ramp just north of the Beachcomber Cafe in the lower campground. 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. To carpool from PT, please meet at Park and Ride near Safeway at 8:30am. Trip Leader Gary Eduardo Perless: 360-643-3529 or gperless@gmail.com.

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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
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
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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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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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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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 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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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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