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Spokane Audubon Society Field Trips
 

The following list shows field trips planned by the Spokane Audubon Society.  Trips may be added with short notice so check the website often.  Trips also may be canceled at any time due to bad weather, too few participants, or the lack of a leader.  Contact the leader for more information and to reserve a spot. If you are unable to register before the schedule deadline yet want to attend, be sure that you check with the leader to ensure that the trip is still on.  Leaders are club volunteers and are not compensated. Field trips are free.  However, if you carpool with somebody, you will be expected to compensate the driver for your share of gas and vehicle use. You are also responsible for any park entry fees, camping fees, or motel bills.  Starting times published below are when we leave so arrive earlier than the posted hour. Participants need to provide their own binoculars, food and drink, adequate clothing, and transportation unless you find somebody with whom to carpool.  No dogs please.

Our 2015 Field Trips list can be downloaded, but be sure to check back here or call the trip leader for last minute changes. The January 2015 issue of the Pygmy Owl also has our field trips listed.  (SAS 2015 Field Trips.pdf)

Field Trip Levels

We provide a variety of trips that accommodate many birding skill levels.  Birders of all levels are welcome on all trips. However, please bear in mind that some beginners may get frustrated or bored on trips designed for advanced birders, where much of the birding is done by ear and the pace is very fast.  Some advanced birders might find the trips geared toward beginning birders too basic and slow-paced.  Some trips are five or six hours; some are 12 hours or longer.  Read the trip descriptions carefully to see if a trip is right for you.

2015 Spokane Christmas Bird Count – Sunday December 27, 2015

All SAS members as well as new birders are always welcome to join the Christmas count, which encompasses the Spokane Count Circle Center: 47° 43' N by 117° 25' W (approximately Division St. and Francis Avenue). Please contact Alan McCoy (509-448-3123 or ahm2352@gmail.com) for information about the Spokane CBC.


2015 Field Trips at a Glance
 

(1) January 24, 2015, Saturday,  Banana Belt Trip
Leader: Keith Carlson

(2) February 7, 2015, Saturday,  Snowy Owl Trip
Leaders: Fran and Brad Haywood

(3) March 21, 2015, Saturday,  Bluebird Trip
Leader: Marian Frobe

(4) March 28, 2015, Saturday,  Turnbull NWR Beginning Birder Basic Trip
Leader: Fran Haywood

(5) March 28, 2015, Saturday,  Kids Trip
Leader:  Joyce Alonso and Ann Brinly

(6) April 18, 2015, Saturday,  Sprague Lake Field Trip
Leader: Fran Haywood

(7) April 23 to 28, 2015, Thursday to Tuesday,  Point Reyes, California Trip
Leader: Kim Thorburn

(8) April 26, 2015, Sunday,  West Plains Early Migrant Trip
Leader: Alan McCoy

(9) May 4, 6, 8, 2015, Mon., Wed., Fri.,   Bird Identification Workshops
Leaders: Gary Blevins and Kim Thorburn

(10) May 9, 2015, Saturday,  Bird ID Workshop Trip to Turnbull NWR
Leaders: Gary Blevins and Kim Thorburn

(11) May 16, 2015 Saturday,  Slavin Ranch Wetland Trip
Leader: Alan McCoy

(12) May 24, 2015, Sunday,  Mosquito Springs Trip
Leader: Kim Thorburn

(13) May 30, 2015, Saturday,  Peone Praries Wetlands Trip
Leader:  Jim Hudlow

(14) May 31, 2015, Sunday,  Little Spokane Natural Area Trip
Leader: Lindell Haggin

(15) June 6, 2015 Saturday,  Liberty Lake Trip
Leaders: Joyce Alonso and Brian Miller

(16) June 7, 2015, Sunday,  Douglas Creek/Waterville Plateau Trip
Leader: Kim Thorburn

(17)   June 13, 2015, Saturday,  Iller Creek Trip
Leader:  Gary Lee

(18) June 14, 2015, Sunday,  Palisades/Indian Canyon Trip
Leader: Lindell Haggin

(19) June 19 to June 21, Friday--Sunday,  Little Pend Oreille NWR Lake Camping Trip
Leaders: Fran and Brad Haywood

(20) June 27, 2015, Saturday,  Mount Spokane Subalpine Birds Trip
Leader: Jim Hudlow

(21) August 29, 2015, Saturday,  Trail of Coeur D’Alene’s Bike Birding
Leaders: Alan McCoy and Sandy Sollie

(22) September 5, 2015 Saturday,  Sprague Lake Migrant Trip
Leader: Norma Trefry

(23) October 24, 2015 Saturday,  Grant County Late Fall Migrants Trip
Leader: Gary Blevins

(24) November 21, 2015, Saturday,  Douglas Plateau Northern Visitors Trip
Leader: Kim Thorburn

(25) December 12, 2015 Saturday,  Winter Lake and Wetbelt Trip
Leader: Joyce Alonso

(26) December 27, 2015, Saturday,  Christmas Bird Count
Leader:  Alan McCoy


2015 Field Trip Schedule

(1) January 24, 2015, Saturday Lewis & Clark Valley Banana Belt Trip
Leader: Keith Carlson

This all-day trip is geared toward all levels of birders.  The Lewiston/Clarkston (LC) Valley often has slightly more moderate temperatures in winter, which can make for some great winter birding. We will meet Wal Mart in Pullman at 8:00AM.  Come prepared for winter weather, bring snacks, water, and lunch.  Contact Tom Light at tlight3@gmail.com or by phone at 509-638-2274 by January 18 to register for the trip.

Note:  This trip will be dependent on weather and road conditions.

Target Species: A variety of waterfowl (hopeful target: Long-tailed Duck), winter gulls including hopeful Lesser Black-backed and Thayer’s, Black-crowned Night-Herons, chaseable Snowy Owl and/or Gyrfalcon (if reported), wintering warblers, sparrows, and finches.

(2) February 7, 2015, Saturday Snowy Owl Trip
Leaders: Fran and Brad Haywood

This trip is geared toward all levels of birders. We will spend most of the day exploring the area around Reardan and Davenport, and perhaps drive down Mill Canyon or to Coffee Pot Lake area depending on the latest bird reports.  Winter birding can be slow and there are no guarantees.  Weather can be a major factor..  We will meet at Spokane’s Coeur- d’Alene Park at 7:30 AM.  Contact Fran at 484-8666, or birders13@gmail.com by January 31 if you plan to attend. 

Target Species: Rough-legged and Red-tailed Hawks, Prairie Falcon, Snowy Owl, Short-eared Owl, Northern Shrike, Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspur, Gray Partridge.

(3) March 21, 2015, Saturday Bluebird Trip
Leader: Marian Frobe

This is a family friendly half-day trip and a great way to greet spring.  We will drive a route on Paradise Prairie to see returning favorite birds.  We will probably end up at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.  The trip usually ends around 2 PM.  We will meet at Spokane’s Coeur d’Alene Park at 7:00 AM.  Call leader Marian Frobe at 328-0621 by March 15, if you plan to attend. 

Target Species: Migrant ducks and geese, raptors, woodpeckers, Say’s Phoebe, Western Bluebird

(4) March 28, 2015, Saturday Turnbull NWR Beginning Birder Basics Trip
Leader: Fran Haywood

This is a half-day driving and walking trip for all levels of birders, and is family oriented.  It is early in the season for many species, but always exciting to see what has arrived.  Meet at the refuge headquarters near Cheney at 7 AM. Contact leader Fran Haywood, 484-8666, birders13@gmail.com by March 15 if you plan to attend.

Note:  We will have a group pass to cover the refuge entrance fee.   

Target Species: Breeding waterfowl; Tundra and Trumpeter Swans; Great Blue Heron; Red-tailed Hawk; woodpeckers; Pygmy, Red-breasted, and White-breasted Nuthatch; Western Bluebird; Song Sparrow; Red-winged and Yellow-headed Blackbird; Red Crossbill

(5) March 28, 2015, Saturday Kids Trip
Leader:  Joyce Alonso and Ann Brinly

Joyce Alonso and Ann Brinly will lead a half-day trip specifically for Scouts of both genders and/or families interested in introducing their children to birds.  The destination will be determined by weather conditions (advancement of Spring). The most likely possibility is Reardan's Audubon Lake and surrounding area.  Meeting time will be 8:00am.  Place to be determined.   Call Joyce Alonso (448-2447) for more info and to register.

(6) April 18, 2015, Saturday Sprague Lake Field TripL
Leader: Fran Haywood

This is an half-day trip to the Sprague Lake area open to all birders.  We will look for migrating and early resident species, especially ducks.  We may drive through Miller Ranch,  stop at Sprague Cemetery, and Cow Lake.  We hope to find Swainson’s Hawks, American White Pelicans and if we get lucky, Long-billed Curlew.  We will meet at Spokane’s Coeur d’Alene Park at 6:30 AM.  Contact Fran Haywood (484-8666, birders13@gmail.com)

Target Species: Migrant ducks and geese, American White Pelican, Swainson's Hawk, American Avocet, Black-necked Stilt, Caspian Tern, Say's Phoebe, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned and Savannah Sparrows, and Long-billed Curlew.

(7) April 23-28, 2015, Thursday-Tuesday  Point Reyes, California Field Trip 
Leader: Kim Thorburn
Limit: 6 Birders

This six-day trip is for intermediate and advanced birders.  Kim Thorburn will provide lodging for up to six participants and lead field trips on Bolinas Lagoon and beach, Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Point Reyes National Seashore, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, and the Marin Headlands.  This region is a year-round birding hot spot, site of the filming of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” and home of elite birder and artist Keith Hansen.  There is a variety of pelagic and other waterfowl, migrating shorebirds and warblers, and lots of land natives that we don’t often see here.  Participants will be responsible for their own air travel to Oakland and we’ll split the cost of a land transportation and food.  We’ll need to coordinate arrival and departure in Oakland.  Contact Kim Thorburn by April 1 if you’re interested in learning more.  465-3025, kthorburn@msn.com.

Target Species (examples): Acorn Woodpecker, Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Wrentit, Allen’s Hummingbird, Whimbrel, Snowy Plover, Western Gull, Common Murre, Red-throated Loon, Red-shouldered Hawk, White-tailed Kite, Rufous-crowned Sparrow.

(8) April 26, 2015, Sunday West Plains Early Migrant Trip
Leader: Alan McCoy
Limit: 15 Birders

This all-day trip is for all levels of birders.  We will stop at Reardan’s Audubon Lake where we will look for waterfowl and shorebirds.  We will check out the Davenport Cemetery, which can be great for migrants.  Then we will go north to the Little Falls Dam and follow the Spokane River upstream and finish up at the Indian Canyon Springs area.  We will meet at 6:00 AM at the Rosauer's parking lot in Browne's Addition (near 2nd Avenue and Sunset Highway) and plan to return about 6:00 PM.  Contact leader Alan McCoy at 448-3123, 448-8861 or ahm2352@gmail.com by April 20 to reserve your place.    

Target Species: Migrant ducks, raptors, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Bewick’s Wren, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Red-necked Grebe, Calliope Hummingbird, Orange-crowned, Nashville and Yellow warblers, Say's Phoebe, Western and Mountain Bluebirds.

(9) May 4, 6, 8; Monday, Wednesday, Friday evenings  Bird Identification Workshops
Leaders: Gary Blevins and Kim Thorburn

OK. Novices and beginners, this is your chance.  Two instructors will teach a series of three classes on beginning birding and bird identification by sight and sound.  Workshops will be held at a site to be determined from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.  Slides and computer programs will be used to introduce you to many of the bird species commonly observed in the Spokane area.  A $20 donation to Spokane Audubon is requested.  A field trip for workshop participants to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge will be held on International Migratory Bird Day, May 10. For more information or to reserve your place for the workshop, contact Gary Blevins at (533-3661 or GaryB@spokanefalls.edu) by May 1.   

(10) May 9, 2015, Saturday  Bird Identification Workshop Field Trip to Turnbull NWR
Leaders: Gary Blevins and Kim Thorburn

Come celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by birding.  Although the trip is specifically designed for the Bird Identification Workshop participants, other birders are welcome.  We will meet at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, near Cheney, in the parking lot across from Pine Lake at 7:00 AM and bird the refuge until 2:00 PM.  Contact leader Gary Blevins at (533-3661 or garyb@spokanefalls.edu) by May 3 to register for the trip.

Target Species: Wilson’s Snipe, Yellow-headed and Red-winged Blackbirds, Virginia Rail, Marsh Wren, American Bittern, various waterfowl, Great Horned Owl, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Cassin’s Finches

(11) May 16, 2015, Sunday  Slavin Ranch Wetland Trip
Leader: Alan McCoy

This is an annual trip to Slavin Ranch for Spokane Audubon.  It is a half-day walking trip along a primitive trail through open Ponderosa pine scab rock country with many views of seasonal wetlands.  All levels of birders are welcome.  The Slavin Ranch is a Conservation Futures acquisition located about 10 miles south of downtown Spokane and a mile west of Hwy 195.  We will start at the Slavin Ranch parking lot at 7:00 AM and end about 1:00 PM. Please call leader Alan McCoy at 448-3123 or 448-8861, ahm2352@gmail.com by May 4 if you plan to attend.

Target Species: Breeding ducks and geese, Sora, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, breeding Black Tern, woodpeckers, 6 swallow species, Western Wood Pewee, Eastern and Western Kingbird, Marsh Wren, Song Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat

 (12) May 24, 2015, Sunday  Mosquito Springs Trip
Leader: Kim Thorburn

This trip is for birders of all levels.  It is a half-day walking trip over rough terrain.  Experience this little-known BLM shrub-steppe riparian area brimming with arriving breeding birds. We will also check for sagebrush and grassland species.  Contact Kim Thorburn, 465-3025 or kthorburn@msn.com by May 18 if you’re interested.

Target species: Willow Flycatcher, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Warbling Vireo, Bullock’s Oriole, Grasshopper Sparrow, Brewer’s Sparrow, Sage Thrasher.  

(13) ) May 30, 2015, Saturday   Peone Praries Wetlands Trip
Leader:  Jim Hudlow

This half-day trip will focus on visiting several hot spots in the Peone Praries wetlands area.  Meet 7:00 AM SHARP at Foothills Community Church, 11100 N. Peck Road. Contact Jim Hudlow (flyz4free@yahoo.com or 509-926-2186) by May 27th, if you plan to attend.

Target species: Bullocks Oriole, Lazuli Bunting, Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Kingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Catbird, Red Tail Hawk, Northern Harrier, shore birds. 

(14) May 31, 2015, Sunday  Little Spokane Natural Area Trip
Leader: Lindell Haggin

All levels of birders are welcome to join us for a half-day walking trip along the Little Spokane River Natural Area.  This is the peak of breeding season.  Over 80 species have been recorded in this rich riparian, forest, and rock habitat.   Meet at the Spokane River Boat Launch parking lot less than one mile north of Nine-Mile Dam on Rt. 291 at 6:30 AM.  Contact Lindell Haggin, 466-4118 or lindell4118@comcast.net by May 25 if you plan to attend. 

Note: A WA Discover Pass is required for parking on this trip.  Purchase online or at REI.

Target Species: Common and Hooded Merganser; Osprey; Woodpeckers; Pacific-slope and Willow Flycatchers; Warbling, Cassin’s and Red-eyed Vireos; White-breasted Nuthatch; Bewick’s and House Wrens; Gray Catbird; Black-headed Grosbeak; Bullock’s Oriole

(15) June 6, 2015, Saturday  Liberty Lake Trip
Leader: Joyce Alonso and Brian Miller

This is a mostly easy walking half-day trip.  Liberty Lake hosts some of the best habitat diversity in Spokane County, with breeding grebes on the lake, extensive wetlands and prairie, old second-growth Ponderosa pine, and some of the best wetbelt mixed conifer forest in the area. Contact Joyce Alonso (448-2447) by May 31 if you plan to attend.

Target Species: Red-necked Grebe; Wilson's Snipe; Virginia and Sora Rails; woodpeckers; Hammond’s, Dusky, and Willow Flycatcher; Cassin’s, Warbling, and Red-eyed Vireos; Marsh Wren; Yellow, MacGillvray’s, Orange-crowned, Townsend’s, and Nashville Warblers; American Redstart; Common Yellowthroat

(16) June 7, 2015, Sunday  Douglas Creek/Waterville Plateau Trip
Leader: Kim Thorburn

All levels of birders are welcome to join this all-day trip to Waterville Plateau birding hotspots.  We will bird Douglas Creek (rough road access), the Waterville STP, and Badger Mtn. Contact Kim Thorburn at 465-3025 or kthorburn@msn.com by June 1.

Target species: Variety of migrating warblers, Lazuli Buntings, Rock and Canyon Wrens, and much more (Douglas Creek); all varieties of swallows along with shorebirds and waterfowl (Waterville STP); Warbling Vireos, several varieties of warblers and more (Badger Mtn.)

(17) June 13, 2015, Saturday  Iller Creek Trip
Leader:  Gary Lee

This trip is for birders of all levels as well as local citizens who want to learn more about protecting our precious Dishman Hills ecosystem. On this trip, we will slowly walk some of the trails and see what is there. The Iller Creek Natural Area is famed for its abundance of breeding flycatchers, vireos, and warblers. Occasionally a moose makes a cameo appearance! Meet at the Iller Creek entrance in the cul-de-sac at the end of Holman Road. Contact Gary Lee at bird_fan @ aol.com or 389-5474 to sign up and for meeting time.

Target Species: Ruffed Grouse; Accipiters; woodpeckers; Hammond’s, Dusky, Willow, and Pacific-Slope Flycatchers; Warbling and Cassin’s Vireos; Swainson’s Thrush; Gray Catbird; Bewick’s Wren; Orange-crowned, Nashville, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Townsend’s, and MacGillivray’s Warblers; Spotted Towhee; Cassin’s Finch; Red Crossbill

(18) June 14, 2015, Sunday  Palisades/Indian Canyon Trip
Leader: Lindell Haggin

All levels of birders are invited to explore the Indian Canyon area immediately west of town.  We will be walking one or two miles.   We will meet at 6:30 AM at the Rosauer’s at 1808 W. 3rd Ave.  The field trip will end at approximately 11:00 AM.  Contact Lindell Haggin (446-4118 or lindell4118@comcast.net) by June 7 if you plan to attend.

Target Species: Raptors, woodpeckers, White-throated Swifts, Western Wood-pewee, Dusky and Hammond's Flycatchers, Cassin's and Warbling Vireos, breeding sparrows and finches, Black-headed Grosbeak

(19) June 19-June 21, 2015, Friday-Sunday  Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge Camping Trip
Leaders: Fran and Brad Haywood

Enjoy great time camping and birding at Little Pend Oreille NWR in Stevens County, WA.  To reserve a place or for more information, contact Fran Haywood (290-1814 or birders13@gmail.com) or Joyce Alonso   (448-2447) by June 13.  Camping fees may apply.

Target Species: Target birds:  Woodpeckers;  Black-backed & White-headed & common species. Warblers, Vireos, flycatchers, jays, thrushes, finches, chickadees, nuthatches and also ducks & grebes.

(20) June 27, 2015, Saturday  Mount Spokane Subalpine Birds Trip
Leader: Jim Hudlow

This is a half-day hiking trip for all levels of birders. The grade is very gentle but we will walk four to six miles.  Be prepared with plenty of snacks and water. You may retreat at any point. Mt. Spokane is the primary (and only publicly accessible) site for subalpine breeding birds in Spokane County, making this a popular and exciting annual event. Meet 7:00 AM SHARP at Foothills Community Church, 11100 N. Peck Road. Contact Jim Hudlow (flyz4free@yahoo.com or 509-926-2186) by June 21 if you plan to attend.

Note: Discover Passes required for all vehicles in Mt. Spokane State Park.  Purchase online or at REI.

Target Species: Dusky and Ruffed Grouse; Accipiters; Northern Pygmy Owl; woodpeckers; Hammond’s Flycatcher; Warbling and Cassin's Vireos; Gray and Stellar’s Jays; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Swainson’s, Hermit, and Varied Thrushes; Yellow-rumped and Townsend’s Warblers; Fox Sparrow; Cassin’s Finch; Red Crossbill

(21) August 29th, Saturday  Trail of Coeur D’Alene’s Bike Birding
Leader: Alan McCoy and Sandy Sollie

We are changing the trip this year. Instead of starting in Harrison we will start at the Plummer Creek Boardwalk at 7:00am. This is a short boardwalk through the marsh where Plummer Creek comes into the lake at Heyburn State Park near the Chatcolet campground. (The two trip leaders with spouses will be camping that weekend and others are welcome to camp out too. But your campground reservations should be made early in the year, if you plan on doing that.) From the boardwalk we will bike north on the CDA trail. We might make it to Harrison and beyond, or might not depending on the birding. It is an easy ride on a paved, flat trail for all level of birders. Bring your bicycle/helmet, lunch, water, snacks, and optics. If we make it to Harrison, we can sit at the marina and have an ice cream cone as a reward! The trip will end up back at the boardwalk. Contact Alan at 509-448-3123 or ahm2352@gmail.com by August 22 to reserve your space and to get directions and other information.

Target species:  migrating waterfowl, warblers, vireos, pelicans, Pileated Woodpecker, Chestnut-backed Chickadee.

(22) September 12, 2015 Saturday  Sprague Lake Migrant Trip
Leader: Norma Trefry

This is a half day trip to the Sprague Lake area to look for migrating birds, and birds that often stray here in September.  Meet at Coeur d’Alene Park at 7am.  Please call Norma Trefry by Sept 9 if you plan to attend.  Phone: 926-2533. Email: firstrefry@gmail.com.

Target Birds: Waterfowl, Loons and Grebes, White Pelican, Peregrine Falcon, Red-necked Phalarope, Sabine’s Gull (rare), Terns, American Pipit, migrant sparrows and warblers.

(23) October 24, 2015, Saturday  Grant County Late Fall Migrant Trip
Leader: Gary Blevins

This is a beginning, intermediate and advanced birder-oriented trip to look for specialty birds, such as Arctic Gulls, Lapland Longspurs, and other hard to find and see northern visitors.  There may be some down time with little action in between bird sightings but potential for rarities is high. It is a full-day trip from sunrise to sunset.  Contact Gary Blevins (533-3661 or garyb@spokanefalls.edu) by October 18 if you plan to attend. 

Target Birds: Loons and grebes; scoters and rare wintering waterfowl; wintering raptors; Glaucous, Thayers, and Glaucous-winged Gulls; Snowy Owl; Northern Shrike; Snow Bunting; Lapland Longspur; Gray-crowned Rosy Finch 

(24) November 21, 2015, Saturday  Douglas Plateau Northern Visitors Trip
Leader: Kim Thorburn

The Waterville Plateau is a challenging but high-quality destination for rarities during the late fall and winter months.  We will work the rolling steppe of the Plateau in search of unusual raptors, owls, and passerines and also bird along the Columbia River in hopes of finding rare Arctic Gulls and saltwater waterfowl, such as scoters, Long-tailed Duck, and Pacific Loon.  We will spend the night of November 20 in Brewster for an earlier start with the birds during this short daylight season.  Contact Kim Thorburn (465-3025 or kthorburn@msn.com) by November 15 if you plan to attend.

Note:  This trip will be dependent on weather and road conditions.

Target Birds: Loons and grebes; scoters and rare wintering waterfowl; wintering raptors; Glaucous, Thayer’s, and Glaucous-winged Gulls; Snowy Owl; Northern Shrike; Snow Bunting; Lapland Longspur; Gray-crowned Rosy Finch. We will hunt for elusive rarities, including Gyrfalcon and Northern Hawk Owl. 

(25) December 12, 2015, Saturday  Winter Lake and Wetbelt Trip
Leader: Joyce Alonso

This trip takes us around Beauty Bay on Lake Coeur d’Alene where the Bald Eagles feeding on spawned out salmon are always a sight to behold. Weather permitting; those interested may drive down to Thompson Lake/Harrison region where a variety of birds winter in a slightly warmer zone.  Probable particulars: 8:00am start at Liberty Lake Albertson's parking lot.  Contact Joyce Alonso (448-2447) by December 6 if you plan to attend.

Note:  This trip will be dependent on weather and road conditions.

Target Species: Bald Eagles, several duck and grebe species.  Possibles, seen on previous trips, are American Dipper, Pacific Wren, Pileated Woodpecker, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Tundra Swans, Northern Pygmy Owl.

(26) December 27, 2015, Saturday  Christmas Bird Count
Leader:  Alan McCoy

All SAS members as well as new birders are always welcome to join the Christmas count, which encompasses the Spokane Count Circle Center: 47° 43' N by 117° 25' W (approximately Division St. and Francis Avenue). Please contact Alan McCoy (509-448-3123 or ahm2352@gmail.com) for information about the Spokane CBC.


(7) April 23 to 28, 2015, Thursday to Tuesday,  Point Reyes, California Trip

            Leader: Kim Thorburn

(8) April 26, 2015, Sunday,  West Plains Early Migrant Trip

            Leader: Alan McCoy

(9) May 4, 6, 8, 2015, Mon., Wed., Fri.,   Bird Identification Workshops

            Leaders: Gary Blevins and Kim Thorburn

(10) May 9, 2015, Saturday,  Bird ID Workshop Trip to Turnbull NWR

            Leaders: Gary Blevins and Kim Thorburn

(22) September 5, 2015 Saturday,  Sprague Lake Migrant Trip

            Leader: Norma Trefry

 

(23) October 24, 2015 Saturday,  Grant County Late Fall Migrants Trip

            Leader: Gary Blevins

 

(24) November 21, 2015, Saturday,  Douglas Plateau Northern Visitors Trip

            Leader: Kim Thorburn

 

(25) December 12, 2015 Saturday,  Winter Lake and Wetbelt Trip

Leader: Joyce Alonso

 

(26) December 27, 2015, Saturday,  Christmas Bird Count

            Leader:  Alan McCoy

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