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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
August 4th, Saturday First Saturday BirdWalk, Irene Rinehart Park August birding challenge: many birds have stopped singing their spring courtship songs, and are hiding in the trees near their newly fledged families! Even so, species counts on our August walks can be as high as 30. Meet at 8 AM at Irene Rinehart parking lot by the river for a 3-hour walk in the shade of the cottonwoods. Jan & Steve lead: 933-1179 for info or questions.
August 15th, Wednesday Shorebirding around Potholes Reservoir Mid-late August brings sandpipers, dowitchers and yellowlegs through our Columbia basin wetlands. At a number of sites lower water levels and muddy banks attract unusual shorebirds. Bring scopes, cameras to record some seldom-seen and sometimes hard to distinguish species. Call Steve, 933-1179; meet Super 1 parking lot, west side, at 7 AM for a full day trip.
September 1st, Saturday First Saturday Bird Walk, Irene Rinehart Park Labor Day weekend birdwalk. Summer’s not over yet! 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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