Puget Sound Bird Fest Tour
Join Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds and Puget Sound Express for a fun and informative 3 hour birdwatching tour of bird migration sites in Puget Sound. Working with Tour Naturalist Bob Boekelheide (former Director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center), we’ve crafted an itinerary that should provide plenty of opportunities for birders and nature lovers.
3pm, September 11, 2016 – Depart from Edmonds
On this customized tour, we’ll head out from Edmonds to areas known to host large concentrations of seabirds. Our first stop will be the eastside of the Kitsap Peninsula to search for feeding flocks, then head north to Point No Point to search for Bonaparte’s Gulls and Parasitic Jaegers. We’ll then head to Foulweather Bluff, Mats Mats Bay, and Oak Bay before entering Port Townsend Bay through ‘The Cut’.
We’ll motor slowly past Indian Island and Rat Island looking for shorebirds before hearing north to Pt. Wilson and the eastern Strait where we’ll find more feeding flocks. We will continue north to Partridge Bank, and if time permits continue to Smith and Minor Islands. We’ll return to Edmonds through Admiralty Inlet, past Double Bluff, through Useless Bay, and around the south end of Whidbey.