Meet at March Point “Shell Park & Ride” to carpool. The Park & Ride is located off Highway 20 at the traffic 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. Restrooms are available at several stops. 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. Dress for the weather and shorelines can be cooler than surrounding protected areas. Many birds will be distant, but beginners are welcome to come learn from more experienced participants. Please confirm your attendance with the leader in case the trip is cancelled due to nasty weather. Discover Pass required for parking.
Leader: Ivar Dolph, 360.344.8369 or firstname.lastname@example.org