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Field Trip

Waterville Plateau
Saturday, February 2


Leader: Dan Stephens

The group will meet at 8:00 am at the Easy Street Park and Ride in Wenatchee, and will return by 4:00. Dress in layers for cold, windy weather, and bring lunch, water, and binoculars. Interesting species are found on this day-long trip; come join in! Dan’s contact information is 679-4706 or dstephens@wvc.edu.





Field Trip

Walla Walla Point Park and Horan Natural Area
Tuesday, February 5


Leader: Joe Veverka

Join Joe Veverka on Tuesday, February 5, as he leads a birding field trip at Walla Walla Point Park and Horan Natural Area. The group will meet in the parking lot at the north end of Walla Walla Point Park, by the playground and ball fields at 9:00. The trip will last until 12:00, regardless of weather. Total walking distance is 2-3 miles on level ground.

All should bring binoculars, weather appropriate clothing and footwear, and bird magnetism! Joe has a great eye and ear for birds, and always has enjoyable trips with exciting finds! To register, please contact Joe at joe_veverka@yahoo.com.




Third-Wednesday Bird Walks at Horan Natural Area

North Central WA Audubon Society's Friends of Horan invites you to come on informal monthly bird walks to explore the Horan Natural Area and see and record birds.

Outings will be on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and led by Wenatchee Naturalist, Susan Ballinger. She will record bird sighting and enter them into the community science eBird database.

The walks begin at 7:30 AM and end about 10:00. It is possible for people to join in at the start and depart early if they need to be at work. We will meet at the north parking lot at Walla Walla Park, next to the restrooms, and spend about 30 minutes in the park, and then walk the 2-mile round trip loop within Horan Natural Area, returning about 10:00 AM. Since part of the Horan trail is closed during winter, we will modify the route seasonally.

Participants at all levels of birding are welcome. No RSVP needed. We will not cancel due to weather conditions. Contact Susan to learn more (skylinebal@gmail.com).

Third-Wednesday dates: Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 15, Jun. 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, and Dec. 18.

Bird Survey Opportunities


Beebe Springs


Beebe Springs has re-opened, and the citizen science bird surveys are resuming on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month! Come for a leisurely 1 1/2 mile walk to see spring migrants, waterfowl and riparian/wetlands species. Contact Virginia at vwpalumbo@gmail.com for start times and details.

For a map of Beebe Springs' location, cick here.

Surveys occur on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, with start times variable with the season. E-mail Virginia at vwpalumbo@gmail.com for start times and to confirm attendance.