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in south King County and the world we live in.
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A Chapter of the National Audubon Society with
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Field Trips

Camano Island and Stanwood Area
Saturday, February 24
6:30 AM - 7:00 PM

We will visit Iverson Spit, English Boom and Utsalady Bay on Camano Island and near Stanwood - Eide Road and the Stillaguamish River delta. Expect to see Trumpeter Swans, Snow Geese, saltwater birds (possibly Eared Grebe) and raptors. Short-eared Owl is possible although uncommon in the area. As usual, we may have dinner as a group, following the trip.

Be sure to dress in layers for possible wet and cool weather. Be sure also to bring carpool money, lunch and drinks.

Meeting place: Burien Burger King parking lot, across from the Transit Center.

Email Jim Flynn or call / text (206) 399-6418 to sign up.

Soos Creek Owl Prowl
March 3 — 10:30 PM - 1:00 AM

Location: Soos Creek Trail Maintenance Bldg (148th Ave) and Gary Grant Park Come learn about and see the four owl species that live in Soos Creek Park. After a 45 minute indoor talk you'll head out into the park to locate and view owls in their natural habitat through night scopes.

Dress in warm layers.

Register through City of Covington Parks and Recreation.

Ellensburg, Vantage, and Crab Creek
Saturday, March 24
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM (approx.)

This should be a great chance to see the early birds and the early wildflowers in the sagebrush steppe east of Ellensburg. Depending on how the season has progressed we will bird some areas between Eburg, the Quilomene Wildlife Area, Gingko State Park, Wanapum Dam area and possibly Crab Creek or Frenchman's Coulee. Species we could encounter include Mt. Bluebirds, Say's Phoebes, Sagebrush and Vesper Sparrows, Horned Larks, Prairie Falcon (we hope) and waterfowl. Scenery is always lovely along the Vantage Hwy and the Columbia River cliffs.

Meet at 6:30 AM at the South Renton Park & Ride (205 S. 7th St), just north of Grady Way and Renton Village Shopping Center. Wear layers as March can be sunny and pleasant or it can be cold and windy.

Bring binoculars, snacks, water and sunscreen. Return late, possibly 8 PM?

Email Jim Flynn or call / text (206) 399-6418 to sign up.