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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
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. Leaders Jan Demorest and Judy Hallisey. Please call 509-933-1179 for more info.
March 8th
Fort Simcoe and Toppenish NWR This is a reschedule of a weather-cancelled trip from last month. Highlights are raptors and riparian brush in the farmland south of Wapato, woodpeckers in the oak woodland around the attractive grounds of the Fort (a State Park), and waterfowl in the wetlands south of Toppenish. Bring a bag lunch for this all day trip. RSVP Steve, s.moore(at) or 509-933-1179 and plan to meet at 8 AM at Super One parking lot.
April 7th
First Saturday BirdWalk, Irene Rinehart Park Spring birding and a 3 hour walk in our riverside park. The birdwatching is good in the cottonwoods before the leaves come out. Spring migrants arriving include ospreys, vultures, kinglets, warblers, maybe a shorebird. 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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