Jun
22
to Jun 23

Protection Island Sunset Cruise

Photograph of Barrow’s Goldeneye provided by Don Willott

Photograph of Barrow’s Goldeneye provided by Don Willott

From the City Dock in Port Townsend led by noted naturalist George Gerdts. 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 $90.00/participant plus additional $5.00 charge for non-Bainbridge Island residents. KAS members will have 20% ($18.00) 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.

 
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Jun
8
8:03 AM08:03

Billy Frank – Nisqually NWR

Photograph of Hooded Merganser provided by Jay Wiggs

Photograph of Hooded Merganser provided by Jay Wiggs

Al & Andrew Westphal, leaders, westphalac@aol.com to register. A long halfday 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. Meet at the parking lot by the visitor center at 8:30. a.m.

 
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May
11
8:30 AM08:30

Theler Wetlands/Belfair

Photograph provided by Janine Schutt

Photograph provided by Janine Schutt

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.

 
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