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Audubon Birding Day: Klickitat River Butterflies & Birds with Stefan Schlick *FULL*

The timing is perfect to look for the rare Goldhunter’s Hairstreak at the Klickitat River. It is also the best time to look for butterflies there generally, often yielding over 20 species. Wahkiacus is a great birding location, and we should have warblers and flycatchers on site on a 1-mile hike. Nashville Warbler, Gray Flycatcher, and Yellow-breasted Chat can all be found in this canyon. The general area is also great for oak birds, Ash-throated Flycatcher and Lewis’s Woodpecker. 

We will meet in Lyle, WA at 7:00 a.m. Stefan will reach out with further details before the trip. Bring lunch and dress for the weather. You will drive yourself for the day.

Trip limited to 10 participants. 

This outdoor program will follow all physical distancing and safety protocols dictated by the Oregon Health Administration. Masks required. Please feel free to bring your own spotting scope if you have one. Scroll down for details.

An Ash-throated Flycatcher is perched on a leafy branch with an insect in its beak.
Ash-throated Flycatcher, photo by Becky Matsubara

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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.


Trip Details

  • Leader: Stefan Schlick
  • Date and time: June 12, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $85 members / $115 non-members

  • Limited to 10 participants

Mandatory guidelines: 

  • Stay home if you or a member in your household have any symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone with these symptoms:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Everyone drive on their own, with members of their household
  • Everybody must wear a face covering at all times
  • Everybody remain at least 6 feet apart at all times
  • No more than 10 people, plus the instructor
  • Only go to locations with plenty of room to stay safe:
    • Wide, open spaces are best
    • No crowded trails – limit to early morning walks and/or weekdays
    • Prioritize trails that are one-directional
    • Prioritize locations with trails at least 6-feet wide