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Audubon Birding Day: Klickitat River Butterflies & Birds

This is a self-driving day trip, and the meeting location is approximately one hour and twenty minutes from Portland. Meet in Lyle, Washington at 7:30 a.m. Stefan will reach out with further details before the trip. Bring lunch and dress for the weather. 

We will search for mostly butterflies of the Klickitat River, but also wildflowers, birds, and dragonflies. We are hoping for the rare Goldhunter’s Hairstreak, Great Arctic, Silver-spotted Skipper and California Hairstreak. Our dragonfly target will be the Grappletail. Wahkiacus is a great birding location, and we should have warblers and flycatchers on a 1-mile hike. At Wahkiacus, we will search for Yellow-breasted Chat, Nashville Warbler, and Red-eyed Vireo

 

Rest stops: We will have rest stops between walks – our second area will be about 20 minutes by car from the first
Sun exposure: Partial to full
Amenities (bathrooms and parking): Portapotties will be available at the first stop, gas stations will be available along the drive
Public transit: None

Accessibility

Distance: One longer walk of about 1mi and 2 hours. Several smaller walks
Elevation changes: The longer walk is flat. Surfaces can be uneven
Trail: From gravel to nonexisting
Pacing: Slow

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Join Stefan in the Klickitat River region of Washington state. A highlight will be searching for the rare Goldhunter's Hairstreak and birds such as Nashville Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, and Lewis’s Woodpecker.

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Trip Details

  • Leader: Stefan Schlick
  • Date and time: May 29, 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $85 members / $115 non-members

  • Limited to 10 participants

Details

Date:
May 29, 2023
Time:
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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