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FIRST SATURDAY BIRDWALK
Since November of 2002 KAS has offered the monthly First Saturday BirdWalk whether there be rain, wind, snow, or sunshine. One need not know anything about birds or nature. Trip leaders and participants will eagerly provide the knowledge and answer any questions. All you need is a pair of binoculars and to dress for the weather. Walking on uneven ground takes two-three hours. Meet at 8:00 AM at the parking lot to Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park (Ellensburg), located on Umptanum Road where the bridge crosses the Yakima River.



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2017 Field Trips
..........Date.......... ..........Event......... Location and Details
May 11th-13th
Friday-Sunday
Yakima Canyon Birdfest Field trips, workshops, speakers. Our very own bird festival right here in Yakima Canyon! See www.ycic.org.
May 17th-20th Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest For information: leavenworthspringbirdfest.org
May 26th-28th
Memorial Day weekend
Washington State Audubon Campout Long-running annual campout in the Wenas Valley woodlands attended by 200 members of Audubon chapters througout Washington. Educational hikes and displays in a relaxing setting. www.wenasaudubon.org
June 2nd
Saturday
First Saturday BirdWalk, Irene Rinehart Park First Saturday BirdWalk, Irene Rinehart Park. Meet at 8 AM at Irene Rinehart riverside parking lot off Umptanum Road for a 3 hour walk. Breeding birds have arrived and are noisily nesting and raising families. Look and listen for pewees, waxwings, 3 kinds of swallows, and splashes of yellow in the greenery (warblers, tanagers, etc.!) Leader TBA; 933-1179 for info.
July7th
Saturday
First Saturday BirdWalk, Irene Rinehart Park Meet at 8 AM at Irene Rinehart riverside parking lot off Umptanum Road for a 3 hour walk. Enjoy summer with a walk in the park, many birds to serenade the walkers, and hungry fledglings in the limbs aloft. Beat the heat and enjoy the Farmer’s market afterwards. Leader Steve & Jan, 933-1179 for info.


Kittitas Audubon Field Trip Policy
~For additonal information on any of the above trips, call Steve Moore, 509-933-1179.
~Beginners are encouraged to join any field trip.
~Carpool guidelines are twenty-five cents ($0.25) per mile divided by the number of people in the auto, excluding the driver.
~Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult.
~Be prepared with appropriate footwear and clothing for changing weather.
~Bring a lunch, drinks, and snacks for trips that go beyond midday.
~No pets, please.
~Bring binoculars and a field guide.
~Have fun and enjoy being out-of-doors.


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