Saturday, December 10, 2022
Rosario Area of Deception Pass State Park
9:00 a.m. to Noon
The varied habitats near Deception Pass, from old growth forest to the rocky islands and open waters off Rosario Head, attract diverse birdlife. Expect to see winter songbirds, waterfowl, gulls, alcids. Past trips have yielded Red Crossbills, Brandt’s, Pelagic, and Double-crested Cormorants, Belted Kingfishers, several duck, gull, loon, and grebe species and more. If time permits, we may then drive to Lake Erie below Mt. Erie to look for several species of ducks not seen at Rosario.
Bring binoculars and spotting scope (optional). Dress for the weather. Anticipate wind on Rosario Head. Meet at the parking area for Rosario Beach, Deception Pass State Park. Discover Pass required. Accessibility: From the parking to the base of Rosario Head a smooth, hard-surfaced path crosses gently sloped terrain. The trail to the top of Rosario Head rises about 200 feet in elevation. Total walking distance for this field trip will be about a half mile. To indicate you plan to attend and to provide contact information in case trip plans change, please sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094EA9AD2FA5F5C34-rosario
Trip leader: Tim Manns (360-333-8985 or firstname.lastname@example.org).