North Central Washington Audubon Society is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society dedicated to furthering the knowledge and the conservation of the environment of North Central Washington, our nation, and the world.
Two Birding Buddies Field Trips
Bridgeport Bar on March 8On March 8, Meredith Spencer will lead a trip to Bridgeport Bar (Shrable Corner). Meet at 9:00 am for about three hours. No restrooms are available, so stop in Brewster on your way.
Beebe Springs Natural Area on April 12Virginia Palumbo will be leading a walk at the Beebe Springs Natural Area (near Chelan Falls) from 9 – noon on April 12. Three natural habitats are being restored here - shrub/steppe, riparian, and native grasses/wildflowers. With the Columbia River and its side channels and marshes, the beautiful Beebe Creek, native plantings, and plenty of dead snags, there are lots of birds to be seen. We could see eagles, Osprey and other raptors, Great Blue Herons, kingfishers, early spring warblers and swallows, vireos, waterfowl & shorebirds, woodpeckers, maybe a dipper, shrike or river otter. We will also explore a new trail close by, following a smaller creek up to a waterfall. See you there!
Please call Jenny Graevell at 886-4518 to register for either — or better yet, both — of these great walks.
Photo above by Teri Pieper
An adult Northern Pygmy-Owl is only about 7 inches tall, but doesn’t let size stand in its way; this fierce little owl frequently preys on birds and mammals larger than itself.
Listen to a Northern Pygmy-Owl.
A resident throughout much of Oregon and Washington, it can be seen hunting most any time, day or night, but especially near dawn and dusk.