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Fall Events





Field Trip: Fife and Tacoma
September 17, Sunday
8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Leader: Barbara Petersen

Take a break from busy schedules and come out with us for this half-day of early fall birding. We'll explore a couple of spots in Fife and Northeast Tacoma, then cross the Fife Valley and travel along the banks of the Puyallup River to see what we can find. We'll walk less than a mile on even ground.

Bring: Binoculars, spotting scope, water and snacks, good walking shoes, hat and layers for the weather.

Directions: We'll meet at McDonald's in Fife at 8:00AM to form carpools. Take I-5 to Exit 137 in Fife. Go north after exiting and move or stay left so you can turn left onto Hiway 99 at the light. Go two blocks toward Tacoma. Turn left at the light there and drive about 1/2 a block to McDonald's.

Sign up: Email or call Barbara Petersen. BPbatfan@aol.com. 253-389-3204.




Field Trip: Fall Color and Fall Birds
October 28, Saturday
8:00 AM to Early Afternoon
Leader: Steve Johnson

Sign up early for this popular annual trip with Steve. Visit picturesque parks and beaches in King County and Pierce County during a great time of year to look for returning fall birds. We'll travel to local parks and beaches along Puget Sound, searching for many species of sea birds and forest birds. This is a good time of year to encounter scenic views and fall color. Expect to walk short distances from the cars. People who wish to leave early may do so.

Bring: Lunch, beverages, and warm clothes. A scope is very welcome. Meet: 8:00AM at the Star Lake Park&Ride north of Federal Way.

Directions: Take I-5 to exit 147 north of Federal Way. Exit onto S. 272nd St. and go west one block to the light. Turn right (north) and go one block, then turn into the P&R on the right.

Sign-Up: Call or email Steve Johnson, (253)941-9852 or johnsonsj5@msn.com




Puget Sound Bird Fest
September 15-17, 2017


Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds, Washington is an annual fall celebration of birds and nature found on the beautiful shores of Puget Sound.

Our three-day event includes speakers, guided walks, land and water-based field trips, exhibits, and educational activities for children and adults. Plan to spend the weekend in Edmonds, birding and meeting other birders, naturalists, photographers, and people engaged in fascinating bird research projects.

More information here.




Chelan Ridge Hawk Festival
September 15-17

Join the USFS Chelan Ranger District, HawkWatch International, and North Central Washington Audubon Society this fall for the 9th annual Chelan Ridge Hawk Migration Festival. This free family event combines activities in Pateros, WA and migration trips to the Chelan Ridge migration site to learn about and celebrate raptors as they journey to winter territories.

You will get to visit vendors, see raptor demonstrations, listen to live music, and take a trip to the spectacular Chelan Ridge raptor migration site. During the day, shuttles will run from Pateros to Chelan Ridge where visitors can see raptors such as Cooper’s Hawk up close when they are banded and released.

More information at https://hawkwatch.org.




Ridgefield Friends Birdfest and Bluegrass

October 6-8 at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
Information here