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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
April 7th
Saturday
First Saturday BirdWalk, Irene Rinehart Park Spring birding in our riverside park. Birdwatching is good in the cottonwoods before the leaves come out. Spring migrants arriving include ospreys, vultures, kinglets, warblers, maybe a shorebird. Meet at 8 AM at Irene Rinehart parking lot for a 3 hour walk. Leader TBA.
April 12th, Thursday Bullfrog Pond & Cle Elum River We’ll join Suncadia residents for a mid-week look at riverside habitats. Expect eagles, waterfowl and arriving Ospreys and warblers. Walking distance about 3-4 miles, for a half-day outing. Kay Mabry, leader. From Ellensburg we meet at 8 AM at Super One and drive to I-90 Bullfrog exit. Call Steve for more information, 933-1179.
May 5th
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. By now, spring migrants like Yellow-rumped and Nashville Warblers should be passing through our woods; other arrivals are vireos & tanagers. Jan & Steve lead; 933-1179 for info.
May 11th-13th
Friday-Sunday
Yakima Canyon Birdfest Field trips, workshops, speakers. See: www.ycic.org .


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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