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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
February 3rd
First Saturday Bird Walk, Irene Rinehart Park Meet at 8 AM at Irene Rinehart parking lot for a 3 hour walk to look for waterfowl, early-returning blackbirds and robins, and riparian residents. Steve & Jan lead; 933-1179.
February 17th
Fort Simcoe, Yakima County The farmlands and brushy waterways below Wapato are rich in raptors this time of year. We weave our way along farm roads to the old fort last visited by KAS in 2014. Oak woods around the grounds attract Lewis’ Woodpeckers, and this year an Acorn Woodpecker joined them for part of the winter. Our last trip also turned up swans, a Sandhill Crane and a coyote. Call Steve & Jan for meeting details; 509-933-1179.
March 3rd, Saturday First Saturday BirdWalk, Irene Rinehart Park Meet at 8 AM at Irene Rinehart parking lot for a 3 hour walk. A hint of spring weather may bring noisy wrens, nesting Redtails, wailing Killdeers, and maybe a swallow or two. Leader TBA.

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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