Smith & Minor Islands Aquatic Reserve
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Smith & Minor Islands Aquatic Reserve

Wade into the Science at Smith & Minor Islands Aquatic Reserve


Discover why the largest kelp forest in WA is in your backyard while exploring our local birds with Audubon & DNR ecologists. Coffee, hot chocolate and snacks provided.

Meet at Libbey Beach, just north of Coupeville off Highway 20 -- turn left at Libbey Rd and drive to the end. For more information, contact Rick Baker at rickbaker17@gmail.com or call (949) 726-2713.

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Whale Watching Fundraiser for Sound Water Stewards
Apr
23
3:00 PM15:00

Whale Watching Fundraiser for Sound Water Stewards

Support Sound Water Stewards and have a great time with the whales!

Join Sound Water Stewards for a 2 & ½ hour Whale Watching Fundraising Tour, from the Langley marina with refreshments and on-board naturalist. Sign-up online or call 360-331-1030, or email events@soundwaterstewards.org.

Meet at the Langley Marina (228 Wharf Street, Langley) at 3pm!

Tickets: $75 each

For more information, visit http://soundwaterstewards.org/events/whales/

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Joseph Whidbey State Park & Swantown Lake
Apr
15
8:00 AM08:00

Joseph Whidbey State Park & Swantown Lake

Whidbey Audubon Field Trip

Search for forest and other upland species at Joseph Whidbey State Park. Early warbler migrants such as Orange-crowned and Yellow-rumped should be evident as well as a good assortment of raptors. We'll finish at Swantown Lake for waterfowl including Ruddy Duck and Northern Pintail. Meet at 8 a.m. at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor for this half-day trip. Note the early time. There will be some walking. Carpooling is a must because of the limited parking spaces at Joseph Whidbey.

For more information, contact trip leader Steve Ellis at 360-678-2264.

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Light Bike Ride
Apr
9
2:00 PM14:00

Light Bike Ride

You’re invited to Return of the Light Bike Ride!

The Occupy Your Bike 3rd annual group bike ride to celebrate the return of evening light and moderating temperatures will convene on Sunday April 9th at 2:00pm. We invite all riders to join this very scenic rural ride on South Whidbey Island. This ride is longer and has more hill climb than our previous rides. Because our goal is to make riding accessible to all, we cast no shame on riders who need to walk bikes up steeper hills. We cheerfully pause and wait for slower riders.

Meeting place: The parking lot at South Island Crossfit, 4777 Commercial Street in Clinton. Parking is available for those transporting bikes on vehicles. For riders coming to Whidbey Island from the Mukilteo ferry, someone will be happy to meet you at the ferry (plan to be on the 1:30 boat) and escort you to the meeting place, but only if we know you will be coming. Please be sure to RSVP if you want a guide.

Route: We'll have printed route maps available for this 12-mile ride with about 650 feet of climb to Langley. Most of the route is on country roads with no shoulders but very little traffic. You can explore the route map on Google Maps.

We'll pause at the park for snacks and socializing. The park has a few picnic tables and terrific views across the water to the Cascades and up Saratoga Passage. It's whale season, so we may even catch a glimpse of gray whales!

The route back to the meeting place will be determined individually at the event, with both a shorter, flatter route (6 miles) and longer, hilly routes available.

RSVP or questions: Derek Hoshiko, 360-579-2886 or text 206-384-8826 the afternoon of the ride. You may also RSVP on the Facebook event. Please check the Facebook event the morning of the ride for updates or cancellation due to weather.

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Early Spring at Deer Lagoon
Apr
8
9:00 AM09:00

Early Spring at Deer Lagoon

Whidbey Audubon Field Trip 

It's early spring and we are hoping to see some migrating birds, especially some shorebirds on the tidal flats at Deer Lagoon. Low tide is 10:15 a.m. so gather at the Bayview Park & Ride at 9 a.m. and carpool to the Lagoon. Bring your scopes and bird guides and we will identify as many species as possible.

Please contact Ann Casey (cspcoach@aol.com) for more information.

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