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Birdathon Trip: Umtanum Creek Falls and Wenas Campground

$25 Birdathon donation required on this special birding trip. Limit 7 people. Registration required.

  • Birdathon
  • Birding Trip
When May 21, 2012
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Event Location Meet at the Issaquah Park & Ride, Tibbits Lot
Contact Name Sharon Aagaard
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We'll walk 5+ miles, so this trip is geared for birders who like to combine walking with birding.

We'll cover a variety of eastern Washington habitats in this full day of birding. We'll start off birding by car from I-90 Thorp Road (Exit 101), driving through farm fields. Next, we'll head up Umtanum Road, park at Umtanum Creek Falls, and walk about 1 mile roundtrip on a path along the creek. Then we'll drive and bird along the way to Wenas Campground, park and walk another 4 miles roundtrip in the campground area.

In addition to raptors, warblers, flycatchers, and vireos, we hope to see/hear: White-headed Woodpecker, Long-billed Curlew, Great Horned Owl, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Chipping Sparrow, Brewers Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, and Red Crossbill.

Dress in layers, wear comfortable hiking/walking shoes, and bring lots of liquids, your lunch and snacks. Sharon will bring a scope. Meet at the Issaquah P&R, Tibbits Lot (across the street from the multi-story P&R building) before 5:30 a.m. We'll return by early evening. Carpool cost is $77 per car and is divided among passengers (driver does not pay). Make $25 Birdathon donation online or bring cash or check. Email Sharon Aagaard at with questions and to register. Call (425) 891-3460 on day of trip only. 

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