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Island Audubon Field Trips
Second Saturday of Each Month
Meet at Ober Park
You don't have to be a member or an experienced birder to participate and no reservations are necessary -- just come down to Ober Park and join us for a fun visit to birding spots around the Island. 
Each bird walk is led by highly experienced birders. 


Seabirds Workshop
An opportunity for intermediate birders to learn more

During fall and winter, the rich waters of Puget Sound host fascinating and beautiful waterbirds. If you have a grasp of basic birding techniques and are fairly familiar with our local species, here is a great opportunity to deepen your identification and observational skills with one-on-one guidance from local Master Birders Sue Trevathan and Ezra and Harsi Parker.

This two-hour, hands-on intensive will be held at Tramp Harbor, where one can easily study several species of diving ducks, loons, grebes, alcids, and more. The workshop will be offered twice, with sessions in November and December. Each session has a maximum enrollment of nine participants, and pre-enrollment is required.

Cost per session is $20 for Vashon Audubon members; $30 for nonmembers.
Session #1: Saturday, Nov. 18, 1–3 p.m. (Meet at the Land Trust building at 12:30 p.m.)
Session #2: Sunday, Dec. 17, 12–2 p.m. (Meet at the Land Trust building at 11:30 a.m.)

For details on how to enroll or if you have any questions, please contact Education Chair Harsi Parker at hparker@solaceimages.com or (206) 463-0383.

2018 Programs

Thursday, January 11
Maria Mudd Ruth will discuss her new books "Clouds" and "Rare Bird".  So often when we are bird watching we can observe extraordinary and amazing cloud formations.  Maria’s book on clouds concentrates on the types we see here in the PNW. Maria will also update us on the conservation work for the marbled murrelet nesting areas. 

Tuesday, April 17
“Last Stand” a documentary about the last heard of mountain Caribou in BC.  The film was partly produced by David Markowitz, a renowned tracker and wolf enthusiast.  David has been invited to conduct a tracking workshop that Audubon is coordinating with VNC.
A Vashon Theatre Greentech night.

Thursday, June 7
David Drummond presenting a show on the mating and nesting habits of merlins. David has been doing years of field work and research on Merlins, one our smallest raptors.