This bird walk will be geared to beginning birders, but those with more experience will find plenty to see as well. Being on a paved road (which is closed to cars until 10:00 a.m.), it is especially suited to folks who have difficulty walking on rugged trails. The first half mile is level, so anyone with limited mobility or in a wheelchair is invited to join the group for this part of the walk. The loop road runs through fir forests along the edge of Guemes Channel and Burrows Channel, providing opportunities to view the sea birds with our scopes (Pigeon Guillemots, Cormorants, Marbled Murrelets, Black Oystercatchers, Harlequin Ducks, Great Blue Herons, various Gulls, Surf Scoters, Red-necked Grebes, and others are likely) - as well as the various Sparrows, Wrens, Chickadees, Kinglets, Woodpeckers and other forest birds. We'll meet at 8:30 in the parking area near the restrooms (just past the boat trailer lot, near the beginning of the one-way loop road). We'll walk the road slowly (a little over 2 miles) and we'll stop along the water's edge. The walk may very well end by 11:00 a.m., depending on sightings and desires. To get to Washington Park, follow the San Juan Ferry signs through Anacortes (at the roundabout go north on Commercial to 12th St., then west on 12th St., which becomes Oakes Avenue). At the traffic light just above the ferry, keep to the left and continue on Sunset Ave. to its end at the park. Bring your binoculars (and scope if you have one) and dress for the weather. We'll go rain or shine!
Please Contact Leader: Libby Mills at 360-708-6975 or firstname.lastname@example.org