Whidbey Audubon Society

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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 .

Tuesday, November 19: Field Trip
Explore Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve and Washington Park in Anacortes. We'll look for ducks, grebes, loons and alcids along the beach, and walk the trails and boardwalk through the marsh to see wrens, thrushes, sparrows and other winter birds.  Walking for up to an hour on level but possibly slippery trails. Carpools form at Coupeville Prairie Station Park and Ride at 8:30 and Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor at 8:50. We should be heading home by 1 p.m. Bring your lunch.  Bad weather will cancel this trip, check with Kim the day before if the forecast calls for heavy rain, strong wind, or ice.   Kim Shepard, , 360- 720-1711



Saturday, January 18, 2020: Field Trip
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.