home     events     newsletters     birding     about us     join     conservation     contact us    



Upcoming Field Trips

April 27, Saturday

Kav McGeough is leading a trip up on the Waterville Plateau on Saturday, April 27th. Meet at East Wenatchee park and ride (310 Rock Island Rd) at 7am. Will travel to Badger Mt, Jameson Lake and other seasonal ponds. Bring binoculars, sunscreen, lunch, and water. There will be some walking on unpaved surfaces for distances under a mile. Will return to East Wenatchee by 5pm. To register, contact kavanaghmcgeough@gmail.com or 425-281-5971. Limit of 10 participants.

May 11, Saturday

Janet Bauer will lead a “Beginner’s Birding” field trip on May 11 from 8-10am around the Riser Lake area outside of Winthrop. Meeting time of 8am at the Red Barn parking lot in Winthrop at 51 Hwy 20. Plan to hike 1-2 miles on dirt trails looking for Meadowlarks, Bluebirds, Towhees and more. Please bring binoculars. To register, contact jsrbauer@gmail.com or 509-996-3468. Limit of 10 participants.

June 8, Saturday
Spring Birds Near Leavenworth

Limit 11 Leader: Mark Johnston (day-of-trip phone number: 253-297-0705) Meet at 6:30 AM at the P&R just west of the Forest Service Ranger Station in Leavenworth We’ll spend the morning birding a nice mix of habitats near town that are likely to produce a nice representation of species breeding in the area. Please dress for the weather and bring lunch, snacks, liquids, etc. We’ll walk short distances over uneven ground. Return by 1 PM. To sign up, email Mark Johnston at s697striata@frontier.com or call 509-548-5766.

June 13, Thursday

Joe Veverka will lead this trip on June 13th, meeting at 6:30pm at the Big Y Park-n-Ride at the junction of Hwy2 and Hwy97. His limit is 12 people and plans to carpool to Camas Meadows where he’ll bird the roads around the meadows from 7-9pm, then sit and listen from 9-10pm with hopes of hearing nighthawks, poorwills, owls and snipe. To register, contact joe_veverka@yahoo.com.

June 15, Saturday
Twisp Area

Limit 10
Leader: Mark Johnston (day-of-trip phone 253-297-0705) Meet at 6:30 AM at the Community Center in Twisp We’ll visit a few sites in the general vicinity of Twisp that offer a diversity of habitats and wonderful birding. Though there is still extensive evidence of recent year’s fires, productive unburned areas remain that host a wide range of bird species. Please dress for the weather and bring lunch, snacks, liquids, etc. We’ll walk short distances over uneven ground. Drivers will need a Discover Pass, so please bring one if you have it. Return by 2 PM. To sign up, email Mark Johnston at s697striata@frontier.com or call 509-548-5766.




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.