Contact Gene or Sandy Bullock to reserve a spot (360-394-5635; email@example.com). 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.
Al & Andrew Westphal, leaders, westphalac@ aol.com, 206-780-7844 (e-mail preferred). DESTINATION BIRDING! We will look for the great flocks of over-wintering Snow Geese plus Trumpeter Swans and a terrific array of other waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and others. This will be a long full-day event. Group size is limited. Contact Al Westphal to register and for details.
Al & Andrew Westphal, leaders, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-780-7844 (e-mail preferred). This is the time of year when some of our wintering water birds are transitioning into their breeding plumage. We’ll divide our time between a sea watch and a walk along the marsh trail at Point No Point, then finish with a stop at Norwegian Point Park. We’ll meet at the Point No Point County Park parking area at 8:30
Circumnavigate Bainbridge Island: Saturday, March 30 (BI Parks & Rec. event). Ages 10-99. Join Naturalist George Gerdts aboard the “Admiral Pete” as he narrates a fascinating wildlife tour around Bainbridge Island. Expect to see three species of cormorants, an array of sea ducks, rocky-shore sandpipers, bald eagles, marine mammals, and fabulous views of the Bainbridge Island shoreline.
This trip fills quickly, so sign up early. Snacks and soft drinks provided. Bring binoculars and cameras. Check in at 9:45. Boat leaves promptly at 10:00 am. Cost is $90 per person (plus $5 for non-BI residents). Mention your KAS membership and George will donate 20 percent of the proceeds back to our chapter.
Register with BI Parks via website or phone 206-842-2306. Refer to course #131850-01.
Al & Andrew Westphal, leaders, email@example.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 late-April. 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 or Kingston.)
Al & Andrew Westphal, Leaders: 206-780-7844 or firstname.lastname@example.org (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.