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Certified trip leaders:Admiralty Audubon field trip to Skagit Flats

David Gluckman, Chair, 379-0360,
Ken Wilson, 821-1101,
Dan Waggoner, 301-1788,
Ron Sikes, 385-0307,
Dick Johnson, 385-5418
Stephen Cunliffe, 437-0292,
Paula Vanderheul, 379-8564,

May-June 2017 Admiralty Audubon Field Trips

Important: Please pre-register by contacting field trip leader before trip so we can contact you about changes. Everyone is welcome, including non-members and beginners.


Tuesday, May 9

We meet at 8:30 at the NW corner of Fort Flagler State park.The concrete boat ramp is just north of the Beachcomber cafe.

We'll begin by walking out the spit that stretches toward Rat Island. Other stops will be the beach south of the boat ramp, then Marrowstone Point at the lighthouse and the sewage pond. Dress warmly in layers. I have a scope, but more scopes are useful and welcome. Heavy rain or gale-force winds cancel.Trip Leader John Comstock 360-316-1305 or


Saturday, May 20

Meet at the Larry Scott Trail Cape George road parking lot at 9 am for a 2.5 to 3 mile round trip walk along a moderately easy trail through Douglas Fir, some open horse pastures, across some private access roads, and over a small hill looking for forest birds. Wear warm layers of clothing, gloves, hats and weather proof shoes or boots. Bring your binoculars, bird books, and cameras. Anyone interested in carpooling from PT should meet at the Park & Ride across the street from Safeway by 8:45 am.

Directions from intersection of Hwy 20 and Mill Rd: Turn west onto Mill and then immediately left onto Discovery. Go 0.6 mile and then turn right onto Cape George Road. Go 0.6 mile; after passing Nelson's Landing Road, the trailhead parking will appear on your left. for trail maps provided courtesy of the Jefferson Trails Coalition. Trip Leader Paula Vanderheul for any questions, 360-379-8564 or


Friday, June 16

Everyone is to meet at 9:00 am at the parking area near the restrooms at Anderson Lake State Park. We'll look for spring migrants such as warblers and flycatchers, swallows, osprey, and more. Anyone wanting to carpool from Port Townsend should meet at the Park & Ride near Safeway by 8:45 am. I'll meet everyone at the State Park parking area. Trip Leader Paula Vanderheul 360-379-8564 or


AAS KAH TAI WORKPARTIES (Information - call 360-385-0307 or email

Sunday, May 21, 9 to noon:

We will be installing drip irrigation to the natives planted in February on the north end of the little pond or if you prefer, removing Spurge Laurel, Holly and Scots Broom or picking up trash are also options. Look for the white pickup next to the little pond past the picnic shelter. Park near the bathrooms. Scots Broom pullers, garbage bags, 5 trash grabbers, tea and snacks will be provided.

Sunday, 18 June from 9am to 11:30am:

We'll be hauling gravel for the trail, removing Spurge Laurel, Holly, Scots Broom and Himalayan Blackberries or picking up trash your choice. Look for the white pickup next to the little pond near the picnic shelter. Park near the bathrooms. Scots Broom pullers, garbage bags, 5 trash grabbers, tea and snacks provided.

The annual Audubon potluck will follow at Pope Marine Park from noon to 2pm. All Kah Tai volunteers as well as AAS members are invited to the potluck.



Some Birding Field Trip Leaders have agreed to lead trips around the area as part of their normal birding activities and would enjoy company without spending energy on announcing and coordinating trips. If you are interested, check our home page for the latest offerings. These will be great opportunities for less experienced birders to improve their skills and everyone to learn about new locations.

Please bring binoculars and scopes (if you have any) and wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Heavy rain will cancel most trips but light rain will not; check with the leader when in doubt. Do not bring pets.

Cautionary Note – All persons participating in field trips assume all risks of whatsoever nature or kind and neither AAS nor the trip leaders accepts any responsibility for the actions of any persons who freely participate.

Note: A short description of birds seen should be posted under "Sightings" on this website the following day (see link on banner above).