Birding Dungeness Spit
Trip 1: Friday, April 7, 2017 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Trip 2: Saturday, April 8, 2017 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge parking lot
One of the greatest sand spits in the world, Dungeness Spit juts five miles into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Part of the Dungeness NWR, the Dungeness Spit combines birds of offshore waters with birds of inshore bays. We will scope inshore and offshore waters for loons, grebes, sea ducks, auklets, murrelets, and more. The Dungeness Recreation Area provides birds of upland rainshadow habitats, mixing thickets of forest with open grasslands and marshes. Where else can you see Black Scoters and Red-throated Loons at the same time as Northern Harriers and Golden-crowned Sparrows?