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Big Birds of Clark County

October 12

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Sandhill Cranes will be our “target” species, along with Great Egrets and herons, geese and other waterfowl. These “big birds” should be plentiful at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and possible other sites in Clark County. Other interesting specialties include Red-Shouldered Hawk, American White Pelican, White-Breasted Nuthatch, and Lesser Goldfinch. Late-migrating shorebirds, warblers and other passerines are also possible, along with new arrivals for the winter, particularly sparrows. We’ll be joined by some local experts, among the most knowledgeable birders in the state – a real treat!

Dress for the day’s weather and bring food and drink as needed. A scope is highly recommended.  We’ll be walking up to four miles on level paved and gravel surfaces.

We’ll meet up in Tumwater at the Southgate strip mall parking lot at 5203  Capital Boulevard S.E. at 6:15 a.m. and return around 6 p.m. (Early return is okay by prior arrangement.)

To sign up, contact Kathleen Snyder at 425-971-8021 or email ksnyder75@nullgmail.com. Limit: 12 participants and 4 cars. Please indicate whether you can drive. A contribution from participants given directly to drivers for gas and to local guides for their expertise will be appreciated ($5 for drivers; $2 for guides).



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Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
1071 S Hillhurst Rd,
Ridgefield, WA United States
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Carpool Meeting Spot
Meet at the Southgate Mall in Tumwater, where the Ace Hardware Store used to be, at 5203 Capital Boulevard S.E., Tumwater, 98501 at 6:30 a.m.