Deception Pass —
Come to observe the birds and hopefully hundreds of Red-throated Loons gathering to feed in the outflowing current. These birds feed in the northern coastal regions during the winter before heading to the arctic to nest. Meet at 10:00am at the north end of West Beach parking lot of Deception Pass State Park. Bring a spotting scope if you have one. Depending on weather and interest, the trip may end at about noon, with a possible stop to see birds at Dugualla Bay on the way back toward Oak Harbor. Dress warmly and prepare for wind. To carpool, meet at 9:00am in Coupeville at Prairie Station Transit Park on the east side of South Main Street or at 9:30am at Windjammer (City Beach) Park in Oak Harbor located at the end of South Beeksma near the water. Cars parking at the state park will need a Discover Pass. Trip leaders are Joe Sheldon, Steve Ellis and Sarah Schmidt. Questions? Contact Schmidt, at email@example.com or call (360) 929-3592.