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Birding in the Neighborhoods - Weekly Field Trips

South Whidbey
The trips are every other Thursday and the meeting time varies with the season. If you would like to be notified of the events, contact Cathi Bower .

North Whidbey
The trips are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. If you wish to be notified of the events, contact Marcia Lazoff .

Saturday, January 18, 2020: Field Trip
LOONS AT DECEPTION PASS
Leader: Sarah Schmidt. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the north end of West Beach parking lot, Deception Pass State Park. We'll bird beach and lake, and hope to see hundreds of Red- throated Loons gathering to feed in the outflowing current of Deception Pass. Bring a spotting scope if you have one. Depending on weather and interest, we may do a possible stop at Dugualla Bay on the way back toward Oak Harbor. If you like, bring water, a snack or a hot drink. Dress warmly and prepare for wind. To carpool, meet at 7:30 at Trinity Lutheran Park and Ride in Freeland, 8:00 in Coupeville at Prairie Station Transit Park, 201 S Main St; or at 8:30 at Walgreen’s in Oak Harbor (after SR 20 turns 90-degrees left at Pioneer Way traffic light, the entrance comes up immediately on the right.) Cars parking at state park will need a Discover Pass. Questions: contact Sarah Schmidt, at or call 360-929-3592.

Wednesday, January 22: Field Trip
Winter Birding Adventure at Deer Lagoon
Come join Carlos Andersen to search out the many birds present this time of year. Let's meet at 8:30 at the Bayview Park and Ride where we can carpool to the lagoon. There are no bathrooms at the lagoon so please plan appropriately. Spotting scopes are very handy as many of the birds can be at a good distance. So, if you have a scope, please bring it and we can all share. Limited to 15 participants. To reserve a spot, send an email to Carlos at .

Thursday, February 13: Meeting
PREVENTING WINDOW STRIKES BY BIRDS
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 State Route 525, two miles north of Freeland The public is welcome to this free program. Doors open at 7 p.m. for socializing before a short business meeting at 7:15 and the program begins at 7:30.

Saturday, February 15: Field Trip
FLATS, FIR ISLAND, AND SAMISH FLATS
Typically there are great concentrations of waterfowl and raptors. The area is considered one of the top winter raptor viewing sites in the U.S. Some walking will be involved; be prepared for some mud. Meet at 9 a.m. at Pacific Rim Institute (PRI) 180 Parker Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239. At 9:30, second meeting at Windjammer Park at the end of South Beeksma Drive in Oak Harbor. A Discover Pass will be needed for each car. Due to narrow road shoulders and limited parking, carpools are particularly important for this trip. Bring a lunch for this all-day field trip. Return about 4 p.m. Snow or icy conditions cancels the trip. The trip leaders are Joe Sheldon and Dave Parent. Contact Joe Sheldon, 360-678-9060 .

Thursday, March 12: Meeting
WESTPORT SEABIRDS
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 State Route 525, two miles north of Freeland

Thursday, April 9: Meeting
USA NATIONAL PHENOLOGICAL NETWORK
Erin Posthumus
Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 NW Alexander St.

Thursday, May 14: Meeting
PIGEON GUILLEMOT RESEARCH GROUP
Supported by the University of Washington
Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 NW Alexander St.
Board elections will be held during the business meeting.

Thursday, June 11: Meeting
DRAGONFLIES
Jim Walker
Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 NW Alexander St.