Seabirds & Shorebirds of Coastal Washington
Program No. 19427RJ
6 days
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5 nights
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At a Glance

Located on the Pacific Flyway and at the convergence of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the rich marine, estuarine and old-growth forests of greater Whidbey Island allow for unparalleled viewing of migrating and resident shore, upland and songbirds. With an expert ornithologist on this birding adventure, spot plovers, marbled murrelets, shearwaters, phalaropes, grebes and more. Our birding will take us from Dungeness Spit, to Deception Pass, Padilla Bay and more as we explore and bird for seabirds and shorebirds on Whidbey, Samish and Fidalgo Islands.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spot shore and upland songbirds on ornithologist-led field trips to out-of-the-way seaside habitats and protected areas such as Dungeness Spit National Wildlife Refuge, Deception Pass Gorge, Alta Spit, and Samish Island.
  • Search for offshore and shorebirds aboard a special chartered boat excursion. Additional sighting opportunities aboard a ferry to Port Townsend.
  • Go behind the scenes for a special visit to Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Established trails and observation deck provide ample opportunity for viewing many birds.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
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