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Pacific Northwest Trip: Yakima with Dan van den Broek & Brodie Cass Talbott *1 spot left*

Yakima provides easy access to a variety of habitats from pine forest, oak woodland, grassland, sagebrush steppe, to wetlands and lakes. We will visit the Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge to search for American Avocet, Black-necked Stilt, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Gray Catbird and Eastern Kingbird. Then we will explore the Wenas Valley, a famous destination among local birders, looking for White-headed Woodpecker, Calliope Hummingbird, Lazuli Bunting, Veery, and Yellow-breasted Chat.

We will offer an optional night drive to listen for Common Poorwill and Flammulated Owl. We’ll spend a day to the east of Yakima exploring the Columbia Basin where patches of wetlands and sagebrush steppe provide home to Burrowing Owl, Long-billed Curlew, and Swainson’s Hawk. Plenty of waterfowl breed here and some highlights include Redhead, Ruddy Duck, and Cinnamon Teal. We’ll visit the largest wading bird breeding colony in Washington state where hundreds of cormorants, herons, and egrets nest. As we move through the region, we will also enjoy a lovely assortment of wildflowers, butterflies, and dragonflies.

*This is a self-guided tour. Lodging (book ahead of time), meals, transportation, and park entrance fees are your responsibility. Dan and Brodie will send out details about where the group will meet-up before the trip, and then guide you through birding Yakima.

Register today to travel with us to Yakima!

Yakima provides easy access to a variety of habitats as we search for avian highlights such as Long-billed Curlew, Burrowing Owl, Eastern Kingbird, Redhead, and Calliope Hummingbird. As we move through the region, we will also enjoy a lovely assortment of wildflowers, butterflies, and dragonflies.

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Trip Details

  • Trip Leaders: Dan van den Broek & Brodie Cass Talbott
  • Fee: $600 members / $800 non-members
  • When: June 17-June 20, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Group size: Limited to 10 participants
  • What is included: the services of your experienced Portland Audubon leaders. *This is a self-guided tour. Lodging, meals, transportation, and park entrance fees are your responsibility.

Mandatory COVID 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

 

Details

Start:
June 17
End:
June 20
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Organizer

Tara Lemezis
Phone:
971-222-6131
Email:
tlemezis@audubonportland.org