Jun
23
5:15 PM17:15

Protection Island Sunset Cruise

 Photo by Janine Schutt

Photo by Janine Schutt

From the City Dock in Port Townsend led by noted naturalist George Gerdts. (NOTE: June 23 is correct date; BI Parks catalog contains error.) Protection Island is a 400 acre National Wildlife Refuge at the entrance to Discovery Bay. Expected birds include Glaucous-winged Gulls, Rhinoceros Auklets, Pigeon Guillemots, Double-crested and Pelagic Cormorants and sometimes, Brandt’s Cormorants. A main attraction is the nesting
colony of TUFTED PUFFINS. To sign up: Call Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation at 206-842-2306 ext. 118 and ask for “Protection Island Sunset Cruise” #131851-01. Cost is $85.00/participant plus additional $5.00 charge for non-Bainbridge Island residents. KAS members will have 20% ($17.00) of the fare DONATED to Kitsap Audubon Society by informing BI Parks that they are KAS members when they sign up. The “Glacier Spirit” is
a comfortable, diesel-powered yacht with excellent viewing from inside the craft and ample viewing space outside on the front deck. The Glacier Spirit leaves from Port Townsend at 5:30 p.m. sharp and returns between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. Boarding will start at 5:15
p.m.

 
View Event →
Jun
9
8:30 AM08:30

Billy Frank - Nisqually NWR

 Photograph provided by Jay Wiggs

Photograph provided by Jay Wiggs

Al & Andrew Westphal, leaders, westphalac@aol.com, 206-780-7844 (e-mail preferred). A long half-day trip, but there are few places in the region better for observing a great variety of nesting bird species, and they should all be here by mid-June. We will walk the forest and barn trails and as far out on the boardwalk as we care to go. There is a good option for lunch after birding at Norma’s just outside the refuge. Meet at the parking lot by the visitor center at 8:30. a.m.

 
View Event →