Birding From The Elwha to Dungeness Rivers
Trip 1: Friday, April 17, 2020 8:30 AM– 4:30 PM
Trip 2: Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:30 AM– 4:30 PM
Location: meets at Place Road, Elwha River
Note: Driving time from River Center is 50 minutes. Trips involve walking on sandy/uneven terrain.
Trip Leader: Denny Van Horn
This trip focuses on the Elwha River mouth, Ediz Hook, and Dungeness Bay, three of the best bird habitats on the north Olympic Coast. Phenomenal changes have occurred to the Elwha River and its delta since removal of the dams upstream, providing more habitat for gulls and waterfowl along with a variety of other saltwater and freshwater birds. Port Angeles Harbor inside Ediz Hook and Dungeness Bay are classic northwest embayments, providing shelter for many diving ducks, alcids, loons, grebes, gulls, and shorebirds. These are spectacular spots to see coastal birds in action, full of surprises. Dress in layers, be prepared for possible rain, bring lunch, snacks, and extra water for this all-day adventure.