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Washington's Woodpeckers

Explore the world of the 12 woodpecker species that inhabit Washington, from sea level to the boreal forests to the semiarid valleys east of the Cascades.

One evening session in Kirkland will lay the groundwork for two field trips, one west of the Cascades in March, and another east of the mountains in May.

In class, we’ll view an illustrated presentation and discuss habitat requirements, examine seasonal distribution, learn identification tips, and listen to vocalization and drumming patterns. Then, on two field trips, we’ll apply what we’ve learned to finding woodpeckers.

Evening session: Friday, March 8, 7 to 9:15 p.m. at EAS, Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, 308 4th Avenue South, Kirkland. (Use State Street entrance.)

Field trips: Saturday, March 9 (half day), western Washington. Saturday, May 18 (full day), eastern Washington. The trips will be organized at the class session.

Cost: $65 members, $85 non-members. Carpool cost $3 for western Washington and $14/passenger for eastern Washington (both paid to driver on day of trip).

Limit: 15 participants taking both class and field trips, 5 taking class only

About Brian Bell

Brian is a professional birding and natural history guide with an extensive background in biology, geology, and astronomy. He is a master birder and co-author of Birds of Washington State (Lone Pine). He teaches ornithology at local community colleges and has birded extensively throughout the West and the United States. His enthusiasm and passion for birds will inspire you!

To Register for a Class

Call the Eastside Audubon office at 425-576-8805 to reserve your space and arrange payment by check or credit card.

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