Comebird with us...

Published on Thu, Feb 24, 2005
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Come bird with us...

Local environmental education organization, RE Sources, offers an exciting opportunity to view winter waterfowl with expert birder Dave Schmaltz. Join RE Sources’ Beach Naturalists for a morning of birding Saturday, March 5, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Birch Bay State Park. A $15 registration fee is required. To register contact RE Sources at 733-8307 or email RebeccaW@re-sources.org.

As veteran birders know, winter is the best time of year to watch waterfowl in the Puget Sound region. Birders will be able to view some amazing birds while protecting them from intrusion by boats. This helps the birds conserve precious calories.

Participants will discover the beautiful world of winter migratory birds with Schmaltz,vice president of North Cascades Audubon. The class will focus on bird identification, specific habitat needs and human impacts to bird populations.

This program is sponsored by RE Sources’ Beach Naturalist program. Every summer, the Beach Naturalist program trains local citizens to act as informal naturalists on Whatcom County beaches. Volunteers contact thousands of beach visitors each year as they help identify organisms, advise on beach etiquette and advocate for local shorelines. For more information or to become a Beach Naturalist, contact Crina Hoyer at CrinaH@re-sources.org, 733-8307.

Meet on the beach across from the main, big bathrooms.