FIELD TRIP to CHARBONNEAU PARK AND ICE HARBOR DAM

Saturday, November 24 9:00 am – approximately 4:00 pm

FIELD TRIP TO CHARBONNEAU PARK AND ICE HARBOR DAM

Join Mike and MerryLynn Denny as we head up Sudbury, Luckenbill and Touchet
North Roads to Charbonneau Park along the Snake River – looking for winter
raptors and shrikes along the way. We will walk and bird the park with owls and
winter finches as our target birds.
The next stop will be at the overlook above Ice Harbor Dam where we will look
for American White Pelicans, both species of goldeneye, mergansers, and other
waterfowl; and hopefully loons and other winter visitors. Mike will chum for
gulls, which will bring them in close for easier identification.
There will be bathroom stops at Charbonneau Park and Ice Harbor Dam. For those
that want to continue – weather permitting – we will head west to McNary National
Wildlife Refuge and watch the fly-in of geese and ducks that usually starts around
3:00.
Meet at the Harper Joy Theater parking lot at Whitman College and we will car
pool. Bring a friend or two, your lunch, binoculars, and dress for the weather
which is often windy by the river. Blue Mountain Audubon field trips are free. You
do not have to be a member to attend and families are welcome. Contact Mike and
MerryLynn if you have any questions: m.denny@charter.net or 529-0080

November field trip

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