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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

A summer trip

  • Birding Trip
When July 08, 2017
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Event Location Nisqually NWR
Contact Name Andy McCormick
Contact Phone 425-518-0892
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Seeing the Nisqually NWR in summer offers a different view of this habitat and the birds in it. At the mouth of the Nisqually River the trail and boardwalk allow observation of wetland, ponds, grassland, and the tidal flow. The total distance from the visitor center to the end of the boardwalk and back is 4 miles of flat walking, but we will probably not walk that far. We will observe resident birds and hopefully some of their young. Some early fall migrants of waterfowl and shorebirds should be in the area. A variety of raptors is possible. Admission is free if you have a National Golden Pass, Senior Pass, or Federal Duck Stamp. Meet before 7:00 a.m. at north end of the Wilburton Park-N-Ride (I-405, exit 12, I-405 & SE 8th St. - 720 114th Ave. SE) to carpool. Bring a lunch, water, and snacks, and dress for the weather. Return about 4:00 p.m. People of all levels of birding skill will enjoy this trip. Passenger cost $12. No registration required. Leader Andy McCormick. Cell phone for morning of the trip only 425-518-0892.

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