Sunday Dawn Chorus
Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: Meet at Hwy 101 & Strait View Drive
(Discovery Trail parking area just north of hwy)
Trip Leaders: Carolyn Wilcox and Tom Butler
Rise and shine! Discover a serene portion of the Discovery Trail that connects Morse Creek and the Port Angeles harbor. We will explore one mile out-and-back of paved trail (no elevation change) with ample opportunity for birding by ear and then scoping the Port Angeles harbor near the mouth of Morse Creek. Stands of lowland mixed conifer and deciduous forest adjacent to the Salish Sea provides excellent habitat for breeding songbirds. Port Angeles Harbor provides shelter for many diving ducks, alcids, loons, grebes, and gulls. Dress in layers of clothing that are ideally not 100% cotton (try to avoid jeans) and bring a rain jacket. You can turn around at any point when your stomach growls for breakfast as our guided walk will end at the Port Angeles harbor (return to your vehicle at your own pace).