Don and Judy Willott, leaders, email@example.com (email preferred to sign up), cell 206-459-6841. We will scope Port Gamble Bay from several viewpoints for flocks of loons, grebes and many other wintering ducks. Then we will walk into the Port Gamble Forest to check out the birds around the beaver pond. Lunch or snacks at Butcher and Baker will give us a chance to review our sightings. Meet at the Georges’ Corner Park and Ride, 27618 Hansville Rd. NE, Kingston (behind Albertson’s) at 8 am to get into carpools. Winter birding on the bay can be chilly, dress accordingly.
Contact Gene or Sandy Bullock to reserve a spot (360-394-5635; firstname.lastname@example.org). This morning field trip to Port Washington Narrows in Bremerton is a tradition started many years ago by Ivan Summers. We customarily end it with lunch at the Boatshed Restaurant. Tens of thousands of marine birds winter in these protected waters, and well-maintained Bremerton parks provide outstanding views plus convenient parking. We’ll meet at 9 a.m. at Lion’s Field Park on Lebo Lane. We’ll also visit Evergreen Park and stop at Lower Rota Vista Park. Kitsap Audubon has installed steps, a handrail and an interpretive sign at this charming little park at the end of Elizabeth Avenue, which offers exceptional views of a unique colony of Pelagic Cormorants and pair of Peregrine Falcons that nest on the underside of the Warren Avenue Bridge.
E-mail Brad Waggoner, Leader, at wagtail24@ gmail.com, or call 206-780-9581 to reserve a spot. One of Bainbridge Island’s elite birders will lead a trip to a number of the island’s hotspots with observations likely to include waterfowl, shorebirds, song birds, and the occasional raptor. Bring a bag lunch to eat during a midday break in the field. Meet at the Phelp’s Road park & ride lot (near Day Road and Hwy. 305) at 8:30 a.m. GROUP SIZE IS LIMITED; ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. PARTICIPANTS MUST COMMIT TO A FULL-DAY ACTIVITY!