Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
Mar
12
6:00 pm18:00

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Al & Andrew Westphal will lead a car trip to this remarkable refuge for wintering waterfowl near the lower Columbia River. Highlights are likely to include Tundra Swans and other fowl as well as the possibility of Sandhill Cranes and others. We will stop at other locations nearby or enroute as well. Ridgefield is about three hours from Kitsap County in moderate traffic. Trip will entail a good deal of driving miles and several longish walks on easy to moderate trails. If interested in this event, contact Al Westphal via email at westphalac@aol.com. For more info on the refuge click button below:

 
Point no Point/Hansville
Mar
25
8:30 am08:30

Point no Point/Hansville

  • 9005 Point No Point Rd NE Hansville, WA, 98340 United States

Al & Andrew Westphal, leaders, westphalac@aol.com, 206- 780-7844 (e-mail preferred). If you aren’t with George on his excellent boat trip, join us for one last shot at the wintering seabirds of Kitsap County’s premier IBA (Important Bird Area). We’ll divide our time between a sea watch and a walk along the marsh trail at Point No Point, then finish the morning with a stop at Norwegian Point Park. We’ll meet at the Point No Point County Park parking area at 8:30 to start off

 
Circumnavigate Bainbridge Island aboard the Admiral Pete
Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

Circumnavigate Bainbridge Island aboard the Admiral Pete

Circumnavigate Bainbridge Island aboard the ADMIRAL PETE with George Gerdts as leader/naturalist. Expect great looks at three species of cormorants; sea ducks; rocky-shore sandpipers; a Bald Eagle or two; great scenery; and a unique, close-up view of the Bainbridge Island shoreline. To reserve a space call the Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation Department at 206-842-2306 ext. 118. The trip starts at 10:00 AM, with boarding at 09:45 and returns to the Bainbridge City Dock by 2:00 PM. Cost is $85.00. ($5.00 fee for non-Bainbridge Island participants). E-mail George at geopandion@gmail.com or call or 206-817-6979 or 206-842-8138 for further details. KAS members will have 20% of the cost of the trip donated to KAS. Be sure to tell the BI Parks when you signup that you are a KAS member so the donation can be made. Leave your e-mail address when signing up, and directions and a map of Bainbridge Island will be sent to you via e-mail.

 
Seattle's Montlake Fill
Apr
22
8:00 am08:00

Seattle's Montlake Fill

Al & Andrew Westphal, leaders, westphalac@ aol.com, 206-780-7844 (e-mail preferred). The Montlake Fill is an extraordinary natural area adjacent to UW and Lake Washington’s Union Bay, and it should be full of spring birds, waterfowl, and others by lateApril. Meet at the birders’ kiosk at the west end of the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle 98105. Parking is free. (About 15 min. from Seattle Ferry or 30 min. from Edmonds ferry terminal). Meeting time about 8 a.m. (Take 7:05 ferry from Bainbridge Island or Kingston)

 
Theler Wetland (Belfair)
May
13
8:30 am08:30

Theler Wetland (Belfair)

Al & Andrew Westphal, Leaders: 206-780-7844 or westphalac@aol.com (e-mail preferred) to register. An annual favorite. Lots of spring arrivals should be present, especially big numbers and a nice variety of swallows. Maybe a few good warblers too. We encourage families to bring children, 3rd grade and above. Meet 8:30 a.m. at the Theler Wetlands Nature Center. It is on Highway 3 at the 2nd red light, just south of Belfair in Mason County.

 

Marrowstone Island, Oak Bay, Fort Flagler
Feb
22
7:30 am07:30

Marrowstone Island, Oak Bay, Fort Flagler

  • Salisbury Point Boat Launch

George Gerdts & Mary Anne Rossing, two accomplished naturalists, will lead a tour to a number of spots featuring wintering waterfowl, possibly venturing as far as Port Townsend. The group will assemble at 7:30 a.m. at the boat launch area of Salsbury County Park and form car pools for the day. Expect to finish at Fort Flagler or Fort Worden State Park and return by late afternoon. Pack a lunch and snacks. Due to constricted access at several locations, this group size must be limited, so contact George ASAP to sign up at geopandion@gmail. com or 206-817-6979 or 206-842-8138 (leave a message) for a reserved spot. Also please notify George of any cancellations in order to make sure all spaces can
be filled.