The Pilchuck Audubon Society has scheduled the following guided birding trips for June. See pilchuckaudubon.org/ for more information.
June 3, Big Four Meadows:
Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Lake Stevens Frontier Village Park and Ride, 9600 Market Place, west of Target. Bring something to share for this annual potluck trip. Hot dogs and potato salad provided. Expect to see swallows, hummingbirds, swifts, warblers, vireos and dippers. A trailhead pass or Golden Age Pass needed but is obtainable en route. Leader: Virginia Clark, 360-435-3750.
June 8, Tumwater Falls Park: Meet at 8 a.m. near the transit facility at Everett Mall for carpooling to the Olympia area. Marine biologist Sue Miller will talk about salmon and the invasive zebra mussels living in Capitol Lake. Bring snacks, water, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen for a half-day trip. Leader: Terry Nightingale, 206-619-2383,firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 10, Ellensburg area: Meet at 6:30 a.m. at Monroe park-and-ride on U.S. 2, a half-mile west of the fairgrounds. Pack a lunch. Hope to see yellow-breasted chat, warbling vireo, lazuli bunting, and canyon and rock wren. Leaders: Virginia Clark, 360-435-3750, and Wilma Bayes 360-629-2028.
June17, Snohomish and outskirts: Meet at 8 a.m. at Snohomish park-and-ride at Highway 9 and Bickford Avenue. High species counts and surprises. Pack a lunch. Leader: Art Wait, 360-563-0181.
June 21, Deception Pass State Park, Hoypus Point Loop Trail: The shortest loop is about 3½ miles. Discover Pass needed. Meet at 8 a.m. at Quilceda Village Walmart west of Marysville. Park away from store, to the east, near Quilceda Blvd. and next to I-5. Leader: Jonathan Blubaugh, 425-244-7633, email@example.com.
June 24, mid-Whidbey Island: Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Quilceda Village Walmart lot west of Marysville. Park away from the store, to the east, near Quilceda Blvd. next to I-5. Pack a lunch. Leaders: Art Wait, 360-563-0181, and Virginia Clark, 360-435-3750.