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Birding Class: Washington Woodpeckers

Join master birder Brian Bell to explore the world of woodpeckers in Washington in a classroom session followed by two field trips.

Lewis's Woodpecker, by Larry EnglesTwelve woodpecker species inhabit our state from sea level to the boreal forests to the semiarid valleys of eastern Washington.

In class on March 7, we will view an illustrated presentation and discuss habitat requirements, examine seasonal distribution, learn identification tips, and listen to vocalization and drumming patterns.

There will be a half-day field trip in western Washington on Saturday, March 8, and a full-day trip to eastern Washington on Saturday, May 17.

Instructor Brian Bell is a professional birding and natural history guide with an extensive background in biology, geology, and astronomy. 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!


Class: Friday, March 7. 7 – 9:15 p.m. at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, 308 4th Ave. South, Kirkland

Field trip: Saturday, March 8. A half-day in western Washington. Trip to be organized in class.

Field trip: Saturday, May 17. A full-day trip to eastern Washington. Trip to be organized in class.

Costs: $65 for EAS members, $85 for non-members. Half-day field trip carpool share: $3. Full-day eastern Washington field trip carpool share: $14. Carpool fees are payable to the driver.

Class size: Limited to 15 participants taking both class and field trips, plus 5 more taking class only.

Registration: To register, please email or phone the office at 425-576-8805. In the event your call goes to voicemail, please include your contact information in your message. Enrollment will be on a first-come, first-served basis based on the time of your initial call.


Photo: Lewis's Woodpecker, by Larry Engles

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