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Spring Migration Cruise to Protection Island

  • Coupeville Ferry Dock (map)

Join leader Sharon Gauthier on the Puget Sound Express as you cruise from Port Townsend around Protection Island on this three-hour unique field trip.  A National Wildlife Refuge, Protection Island is home to one of the largest nesting colonies of Rhinoceros Auklets in the country.   An on-board interpreter will search for seabirds (keep your eyes open for Tufted Puffins, Murres, Murrelets and mammals) while providing information on the geology and history of the area.

Audubon has reserved 20 spaces for this trip.  Cost is $65.40 per person; you can bring a sack lunch if you wish or purchase on board treats. 

Meet the group at the Coupeville Ferry Terminal parking lot at 9:45 a.m. to walk on the ferry.  Plan on returning from Port Townsend on the 5:15 p.m. ferry.  

All participants MUST RSVP to Sharon Gauthier, at 425-466-2460 or,  no later than Sunday, April 1st.  She will then make the cruise reservations for all paid participants.

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