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Field Trip Highlights Articles

Articles containing the highlights of past trips, including the birds seen on each trip.

Article Bob Heirman (Snohomish County) Wildlife Area Field Trip (11/14/02) Highlights
This trip to Snohomish County included Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier and Red-tailed Hawk.
Article Bowerman Basin to Tokeland Field Trip (5/13/06) Highlights
Eight birders, including one all the way from New York ...
Article Camano Island Field Trip (10/26/02) Highlights
It was a cloudy, cool day in the 40’s but it did not rain.
Article Camano Island Field Trip (2/8/03) Highlights
Nearly frozen fingers and noses couldn't keep the group from enjoying and seeing a great number of birds.
Article Camano Island Field Trip (2/21/04) Highlights
It was very foggy when we arrived at Eide Road near Stanwood. We heard Snow Geese but could not see them in the fog.
Article Camano Island/Stanwood Field Trip (3/9/06) Highlights
Along Eide Road Red-winged Blackbirds sang heartedly ...
Article Cavanaugh Ponds and Black River Riparian Forest Field Trip (10/28/02) Highlights
We saw the Cedar River full of sockeye salmon, mostly alive but enough dead carcasses to cause a smell.
Article Cougar Mountain Regional Park Field Trip (2/27/06) Highlights
This was a Monday Morning Hotspots field trip on a cloudy, but relatively warm day in the 50s. We didn't see a large number of birds, but we saw some quality birds.
Article 2002 Christmas Bird Count (1/4/03) Highlights
The day began cloudy then had heavy rain for about two hours at lunchtime, with the sun out for the rest of the afternoon.
Article 2003 Christmas Bird Count (1/3/04) Highlights
It was cold, temperatures in high 20s, with light snow most of the day for the EAS CBC. There was 1-2” of snow in most areas which contributed to a beautiful landscape.
Article 2005 Christmas Bird Count (12/17/05) Highlights
The count day, was clear and cold, 30-35 degrees, but it was comfortable in the sun. Twenty-seven people showed up to cover the seven count areas.
Article 2004 Christmas Bird Count (12/18/04) Highlights
Saturday, December 18, 2004, was probably the best weather we have ever had for the CBC.
Article Christmas Lake and Rattlesnake Lake Field Trip (5/27/05) Highlights
Seven birding by ear enthusiasts met at the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area on an unusually hot, sunny May day.
Article Cougar Mountain Field Trip (3/13/03) Highlights
In spite of the dire weather predictions, the hike was practically rain-free.
Article Des Moines Marina, Salt Water State Park, and Redondo Field Trip (12/11/03) Highlights
An albino Yellow-billed Loon was quickly spotted off Redondo Beach and eventually it moved in close to the beach to give everyone excellent looks at its pale, pinkish bill.
Article Des Moines Marina/Salt Water State Park Field Trip (12/12/03) Highlights
It was a good day to observe waterfowl.
Article Des Moines Marina and Saltwater State Park Field Trip (12/9/04) Highlights
The calm weather and flat water allowed for very good looks at the waterfowl.
Article Des Moines Area Field Trip (12/8/05) Highlights
Brilliant sunshine and crisp air made viewing waterfowl a delightful experience.
Article Des Moines Marina/Saltwater State Park Field Trip (1/23/06) Highlights
It was a cloudy, calm, day in the mid-40s with some occasional mist for this Hotspots trip.
Article Discovery Park Field Trip (11/19/05) Highlights
It was a cloudy, cool day in the 40s.
Article Eastern Washington Field Trip (6/8/06) Highlights
12 birders saw 86 species on this field trip from Snoqualmie Pass area to the Umtanum Creek Recreation Area.
Article Edmonds Waterfront Field Trip (11/13/06) Highlights
A Northern Fulmar was a lifer for many of the birders.
Article Farrell-McWhirter Park Field Trip (5/28/01) Highlights
Six birders showed up on a cloudy, cool, rainy morning.
Article Foster Island Field Trip (3/24/03) Highlights
We all enjoyed birding on a beautiful Monday morning after many rainy days.
Article Foster Island and Montlake Fill Field Trip (12/26/05) Highlights
The initial outlook for this Hotspots trip was dubious with a lot of rain that brought out the umbrellas. However, about an hour later the rain stopped and it was comfortable birding.
Article Fox Island to Key Peninsula Field Trip (10/29/05) Highlights
We had very nice weather the whole day contrary to predictions.
Article Gold Creek Park Field Trip (7/24/06) Highlights
Five birders ended up with 18 species for this Monday Morning Hotspots trip to Gold Creek Park on a sunny, very warm day in the mid-80s.
Article Grays Harbor Loop Field Trip (8/24/02) Highlights
It was a cloudy, cool day on the coast, but an enjoyable day for birding.
Article Green Lake Field Trip (12/6/03) Highlights
It was a very nice, mostly sunny morning for this walk around Green Lake with Martin Muller.
Article Green Lake Field Trip (12/14/03) Highlights
Hugh Jennings enjoyed a leisurely walk around Green Lake with Martin Muller. It rained continuously which probably was the reason no one else showed up for this trip.
Article Green Lake Field Trip (12/11/04) Highlights
Only three people started from the Park & Ride and we drove to the Bathhouse Theater to meet our guide Martin Muller. Then others started arriving at the theater parking lot.
Article Green Lake Field Trip (12/3/05) Highlights
It was a cloudy, cool day but the morning rain stopped before we got to Green Lake.
Article Hazel Wolf Wetlands Field Trip (8/9/01) Highlights
A walk in this treed wetland on the Sammamish Plateau was enjoyed by 13 people, including leader Joyce Meyer, on a sunny day.
Article Hurricane Ridge, Blue Mountain and Dungeness Spit Field Trip (7/7, 7/8 and 7/9/01) Highlights
This traditional Olympic Mountain flower trip was attended by nine wildflower enthusiasts and led by Irene von Tobel.
Article Hurricane Ridge Flower and Bird Walk (7/22 and 7/23/06) Highlights
Hot and wild. the only way to characterize this year's annual wildflower trek up Hurricane Hill, where nine stalwart hikers found fifty-three wildflower varieties and hot weather. For the past two year we had to grab our rain gear, but this year we wore sunscreen, by the gallons.
Article Jetty Island (Everett) Field Trip (7/12/01) Highlights
It was a lovely day when 16 people birded Everett's Jetty Island, marina and Legion Park.
Article Jetty Island (Everett) Field Trip (7/10/03) Highlights
Least Sandpipers and Spotted Sandpipers gave everyone an opportunity to study the birds' field marks as they foraged in the muddy lagoon. Coyote tracks could be seen in the sand.
Article Juanita Bay Park Field Trip (1/9/03) Highlights
For everyone arriving at the Park, there were many scopes focused on the Merlin eating a meal at the top of a snag.
Article Kenmore Great Blue Heron Colony Viewing (3/10/06) Highlights
The weather was excellent with sunshine and the herons were abundant and displaying.
Article La Conner Nature Cruise Field Trip (6/30/01) Highlights
About 30 people had a great time on the Whale Cruise.
Article La Conner Nature Cruise Field Trip (2/22/03) Highlights
We were rewarded by very good weather and calm seas.
Article Lake Fenwick Field Trip (2/24/03) Highlights
It was a beautiful morning for this Monday hotspots trip.
Article Lake Fenwick and Boeing Ponds Field Trip (3/27/06) Highlights
This was a Monday Morning Hotspots field trip on a beautiful, sunny day ...
Article Lake Hills Greenbelt (Bellevue) Field Trip (7/23/01) Highlights
Numerous robins, starlings and House Finches gave 14 people - led by Joyce Meyer - the opportunity to study many different plumages on these young birds.
Article Lake Hills Greenbelt Field Trip (9/9/04) Highlights
It was a pleasure to share our local birds with Jindra and Mita Blaha, visitors from the Czech Republic.
Article Lake Hills Greenbelt Field Trip (4/25/05) Highlights
All 4 birders were men on this Monday morning hotspots trip on a nice sunny day, and we saw a total of 42 species.
Article Lake Sammamish State Park Field Trip (1/8/04) Highlights
A cool, cloudy winter day and a walk through snowy slush yielded good looks at Red-breasted Sapsucker, Eurasian Wigeon, Brown Creeper, and Ruby and Golden-crowned Kinglet.
Article Leavenworth Owling Weekend (2/26 through 2/29/04) Highlights
This trip was setup around a night owling trip from Leavenworth by Sarah Smith of the Forest Service.
Article Luther Burbank Park Field Trip (8/26/02) Highlights
It was cloudy but very comfortable day in the mid-60s.
Article Luther Burbank Field Trip (7/26/04) Highlights
It was a beautiful, sunny day in the upper 60s for this Monday Morning Hotspots trip.
Article MacDonald Park Field Trip (9/22/03) Highlights
It was a beautiful, sunny day with a temperature of about 70, on this last day of summer when we visited MacDonald Park in Carnation.
Article Marymoor Park Field Trip (4/28/03) Highlights
It was a beautiful, sunny and warm day in the upper 60's. The highlight of the trip was seeing a Green Heron on a nest.
Article Marymoor Park Field Trip (4/24/06) Highlights
It was a beautiful day for birding on this Monday morning hotspots trip.
Article Montlake Fille (Union Bay Natural Area) Field Trip (6/25/01) Highlights
Ten birders showed up on a nice partly cloudy day to find 34 species.
Article Montlake Fill Field Trip (9/14/02) Highlights
The weather was perfect for birding - sunny, 65-70 degrees - and a number of good birds were seen.
Article Montlake Fill Field Trip (1/27/03) Highlights
The morning was off and on rain for this Monday Hotspots field trip. We were rewarded early with a beautiful male Anna’s Hummingbird at the garden near the north parking lot.
Article Montlake Fill Field Trip (8/25/03) Highlights
There were 12 birders, plus a Seattle Times reporter, Maria Gonzalez, for this Monday morning Hotspots trip to the Montlake Fill. A Times photographer, Jimi Lott, joined us from about 11:00-11:30.
Article Montlake Fill Field Trip (6/28/04) Highlights
It was a sunny, warm day for this Monday Morning Hotspots trip.
Article Montlake Fill Field Trip (9/3/05) Highlights
It was a cool, partly cloudy day for this large group of birders. We had a reasonably good day considering that we did not see any shorebirds.
Article Montlake Fill Field Trip (7/29/06) Highlights
Eleven birders recorded 30 species on a pleasant, cool day. A welcome relief from the hot days we have been having.
Article Moss Lake Field Trip (8/12/04) Highlights
Much of the excitement of birding comes from not knowing what birds may be seen and on a hot day in the Moss Lake woods, the usual birds were scarce.
Article Naches Peak Field Trip (8/4/01) Highlights
It was a perfect day for the walk around Naches Peak led by Irene von Tobel.
Article La Conner Nature Cruise Field Trip (2/25/06) Highlights
16 people were on board for this cruise that resulted in a total of 52 species for the day.
Article Newcastle Beach to Renton Riverside Trail Field Trip (11/28/05) Highlights
It was a cloudy, cool and windy morning for this Monday Hotspots field trip.
Article Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip (4/1/06) Highlights
It was a cool, cloudy and sometimes with sprinkles or heavy rain. But we had a good day birding.
Article North Fork Stillaguamish River Field Trip (6/21/03) Highlights
Thanks to Melinda B. we were able to bird this beautiful private property with wooded areas, homes, a river and a creek.
Article North Fork Stilliguamish River Field Trip (10/11/03) Highlights
Despite dire predictions of rain we stayed dry while birding Melinda B's place in a pristine area in the North Fork of the Stilliguamish River valley.
Article Paul Dye Aviary and Corson Refuge Field Trip (3/1/03) Highlights
It was a perfect, sunny day in the 40’s for our trip through the aviary and refuge.
Article Perry Creek/Big Four Meadow Field Trip (9/8/02) Highlights
On an overcast fall Sunday morning, 13 birders/naturalists began a beautiful hike on the Perry Creek trail in the Verlot area, northeast of Granite Falls.
Article Point-No-Point and Foulweather Bluff Field Trip (7/14/01) Highlights
It was a clear summer day for seven birders, led by Jim & Nancy Roberts, to bird the northern coast of the Kitsap Peninsula.
Article Point No Point, and Marrowstone and Indian Islands (9/11/04) Highlights
In spite of the dire forecasts, our group of 11 birders had great weather for our trip to Kitsap and Jefferson Counties.
Article Point No Point and Marrowstone Island Field Trip (10/1/05) Highlights
An intrepid group from EAS started out this morning determined to brave the gloomy looking weather. But it was not to be - the day turned into sunshine with just a few sprinkles.
Article Purdy and Key Peninsula Field Trip (10/19/02) Highlights
Mary Cadigan led this field trip on a cloudy, cool and sometimes misty day.
Article Purdy and Key Peninsula Field Trip (10/30/04) Highlights
The prediction for rain probably resulted in the lowest turnout we have ever had for this trip. However, the weather was beautiful and sunny all day, although windy and cool when on the west side.
Article Redmond Watershed Field Trip (6/14/01) Highlights
Joyce Meyer led seven birders to explore the quiet woods of the Redmond Watershed.
Article Scatter Creek Field Trip (6/9/05) Highlights
A sunny day and walks through prairie and oak trees, yielded some excellent bird, reptile and mammal sightings.
Article Cavanaugh Ponds and Black River Riparian Area Field Trip (10/24/06) Highlights
It was a foggy morning when we started on the Monday Morning Hotspots field trip.
Article Scatter Creek Field Trip (5/11/06) Highlights
Quality birds were seen during this Birdathon trip to birding spots south of Olympia.
Article Skagit Flats Field Trip (12/14 and 12/15/03) Highlights
There were 11 birders and 63 species on Saturday in pretty good weather, and in not-so-good weather on Sunday, there were an additional 8 birders and 7 new species added to the list.
Article Skagit/Samish Flats Field Trip (1/12/06) Highlights
What do you do when it rains? Put on your best rainproof gear and go birding.
Article Skagit/Samish Flats Field Trip (1/14/06) Highlights
Sun breaks brought out the songbirds and a cool breeze occasionally chilled the birders.
Article Snoqualmie Pass Area Field Trip (6/24/06) Highlights
Eleven birders saw 26 species on this field trip to Commonwealth Basin, Gold Creek Picnic Area and the road out of Hyak leading to the Cold Creek Trail.
Article Snoqualmie Pass to Cle Elum Field Trip (7/13/06) Highlights
Eleven birders were led by Brian Bell on this trip to Snoqualmie Pass and east to area north of Cle Elum. 68 species were recorded for the trip.
Article Snoqualmie Valley Field Trip (2/13/03) Highlights
The first stop out of Fall City was a bonanza ...
Article Snoqualmie Valley Field Trip (11/10/05) Highlights
Al Showalter was the only other person to show up for this field trip, but Warren Jones found us later near Carnation.
Article Snoqualmie Valley Field Trip (2/9/06) Highlights
There was a chill in the air as the first of 12 Red-tailed Hawks and 13 Bald Eagles were counted during the 50-mile route.
Article South Alki Beach Tidal Pools Field Trip (6/23/01) Highlights
Seven birders visited the intertidal shore of south Alki Beach at an extreme low tide of minus 4 feet on a mostly clear day.
Article South Alki Beach Field Trip (8/10/02) Highlights
A trip scheduled to coincided with the low tide, the EAS group found a wide variety of intertidal animals and plants while observing terns, crows, gulls and Ospreys feeding along the coast.
Article Spencer Island Field Trip (9/27/03) Highlights
We saw Cedar Waxwing everywhere and a lot of Killdeer.
Article Spencer Island Field Trip (4/13/06) Highlights
The smattering of rain didn't dampen spirits as much as seeing the changes that are occurring on the island.
Article Stilliguamish, Skagit, and Samish Flats Field Trip (12/7/03) Highlights
The day started out in the 30s with fog, but became clear and sunny in the afternoon.
Article Stilliquamish, Skagit and Samish Flats Field Trip (11/5/05) Highlights
 
Article Theler Wetlands via Southworth (5/6/06) Highlights
It was a cloudy, cool morning when five of us saw our first of 6 Red-tailed Hawks for the day at the park & ride lot.
Article Tradition and Round Lakes Field Trip (12/22/03) Highlights
It was a clear, cool (36-40 degrees) day for this Monday Hotspots trip to the Issaquah plateau.
Article Tradition and Round Lakes Field Trip (11/22/04) Highlights
It was a cloudy, cool day for this Hotspots field trip. The nice walk made up for the lack of birds.
Article Tukwila, Kent and Boeing Ponds Field Trip (9/11/03) Highlights
It was a cloudy, but comfortable morning and the showers held off until noon.
Article Tukwila/Kent Ponds Field Trip (10/27/03) Highlights
It was another perfect day – calm, sunny, mid 50’s, for this Monday morning hotspots trip.
Article Vashon Island Field Trip (3/22/03) Highlights
Positive attitudes assured birding in partly sunny, albeit windy, weather.
Article West Seattle Shoreline Field Trip (1/18/03) Highlights
It was a beautiful, sunny day that began at 35 and ended at 48 degrees.
Article West Seattle Shoreline Field Trip (1/28/06) Highlights
Seven people showed up at the P&R in cool, windy weather.
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