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Watching birds, protecting habitat, connecting with nature

North Whidbey Island birding route

Date: Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 8:00 am

Meet at March Point “Shell Park and Ride" to carpool, off Highway 20, the light east of Sharpe’s Corner and just south of the oil refineries.

Join us as we bird the auto route that visits Deception Pass, Dugualla Bay, Swantown, Penn Cove/Coupeville and Cornet Bay.  This trip is mostly in and out of cars with little walking involved.   We’ll search north Whidbey Island, mostly the shorelines, for a variety of charismatic sea ducks and puddle ducks, on both salt and fresh water.  Some of the nearby trees and shrubs can enrich the birding with a variety of small songbirds and a few shorelines offer shorebirds some years.  Bring your binoculars and a scope if you have one, a lunch and hot thermos.  Good rain and wind gear are essential as shorelines can be cooler than surrounding protected areas. Many birds will be distant, but beginners are welcome to come learn from more experienced participants.  Sometimes it is helpful for the leader to know if you plan to attend, for notifying at last minute in the event of impossible weather.

Leader Ivar Dolph, 360-344-8369pidolph@frontier.com               

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Skagit Audubon Society holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for the months of July and August. We meet at 7:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center(Google map), 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon. Meetings are open to all.

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