Our Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems and protect birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and biological diversity
in south King County and the world we live in.
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A Chapter of the National Audubon Society with
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Kittitas County Birding in Winter
Sunday, December 3
6:30 AM - Evening
Leaders: Roger Orness and Charlie Wright

Come enjoy a day of winter-season birding in central Washington on this very popular trip. We will venture over Snoqualmie Pass and visit areas including Swauk Prairie and South Cle Elum along our route. Large numbers of raptors including Rough-legged Hawks and Prairie Falcons are seen wintering in the open, often snow-covered fields of Kittitas Valley. Proceeding east we will reach the Columbia River at Vantage, where waterfowl are sometimes present in vast numbers. Target species will include unusual loons, ducks, and American White Pelicans. Chukar are seen occasionally in the basalt outcroppings here.

Bring: many layers of clothing for cold, windy weather conditions, a lunch and snacks. Scopes are welcome. Space is limited.

Meet: at 6:30AM at Auburn Safeway on Auburn Way near Main St.

Directions: Take Hwy 18 to Auburn and exit at Auburn Way (Hwy 164). Turn north (right) on Auburn Way and drive three blocks. Safeway sign and gas station will be on left. Park in the Safeway lot just to north of gas station and straight out from the Safeway doors. We will meet and carpool from there.

Sign-up: Contact Charlie Wright at cwright770@gmail.com or 253 468-4146. E-mail is preferred.