Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Audubon Fieldtrips This Week

The Audubon Society of Seattle, locating in Northeast Seattle is having two field trips this week:

Wednesday, August 20
Vashon Island
Leader: Ed Swan
8:00 AM, south parking lot of Lincoln Park to catch the 8:25 AM Fauntleroy ferry - consolidate into 2 cars as per Ed’s instructions and drive or walk to meet Ed at the Fauntleroy ferry terminal (located at the end of the dock). Ed’s car will be waiting on the Vashon side.  NOTE:  Be sure to leave your emails and phone numbers when signing up.  Double-check to make sure they are correct.  This will prevent excess ferry fares from too many vehicles. We may check the tidepools under the dock on the Vashon side for sea creatures if the tide is low enough.  We'll go to Fisher Pond to look for Wood Ducks, shorebirds, and passerines and then out to Fern Cove to look for shorebirds and gulls.  Several gull species will be just coming back and resting on the beach. Bring lunch and water. Back by 12:30-1:00 pm.. Carpool costs: $9 plus cost of ferry ($5 per passenger and $17.40 for car under 14’/driver).

Saturday, August 23 
Grays Harbor area
Leader: Brian H. Bell (cell for day of trip only: 206-619-0379)
6:00 AM, S. 272nd St. P&R (Star Lake in Kent west of I-5)

Shorebirds start moving south in early summer, and by August should be present in good numbers. We’ll explore the most likely locations searching out plovers and sandpipers, and will be looking for seabirds, gulls, and passerines as well. Spotting scopes highly recommended.  Drivers will need a Discover Pass. Bring lunch, snacks and fluids. Carpool cost $80 shared by riders.

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