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Owl Prowl Thursday, July 29 and Bat Trek Wednesday, July 28.

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 It's raptor fledging season!  All over our region juvenile eagles, hawks, osprey, falcons and owls are flying from their nests for the first time.  They are fun to watch as they work to master these two big appendages that we call wings!  Particularly in takeoffs and landings, they are prone to out of balance lurching and wobbling.  Although they will soon be masters of the skies, they are still totally dependent on their parents for food; raptor hunting and fishing are complex skill sets that will take several weeks for these youngsters to develop.  In Seward park we have 5 cooper's hawk juvies, two bald eagles youngsters, and two, possibly three barn owl young that are discovering their new world.  Join me this Thursday at 8:15 pm in Seward Park to watch the barn owls as they make their presence known through begging calls and short flights from their nest tree.  $25.00 per person please and email me edomino.ed@gmail.com to confirm your registration.  The evening before, Wed

Birding Discovery Park Tuesday, July 13th 8:00 am

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 Last week was a wonderfully birdy day at Discovery Park so I thought it would be good for a repeat performance!  Hopefully our barred owl will still be hanging out in his usual area, the band-tailed pigeons will give us another long look, and the cedar waxwings will still be chowing down on twinberry honeysuckle.   Meet me in the south parking lot at 8:00 pm and let's explore!  As always, $25.00 per person, I'll provide binoculars, and please email me at edomino.ed@gmail.com to register.

Birding by Ear Tuesday Morning, Owl Prowl Thursday Evening

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Hope you all had a good 4th!  This week I have two outings for you:  Tuesday (7/6) I am offering a birding by ear outing...haven't visited Discovery Park for a couple of months so let's see who is singing there as we enjoy the beautiful vistas across the sound to the Olympics.  Meet in the south parking lot at 8:00 am.  Thursday (7/8) let's prowl for owls in Seward Park; the barn owl youngsters should be fledging now and our barred owl pair are always very visible.  Meet in front of the Audubon Center at 8:15 pm.  As always, please email me to register and the cost is $25.00 per person...such a deal! Hope to see you this week! Ed

Owl Prowl in Seward Park Thursday, June 8.

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  Now that I am back at my job at Seward Park Audubon Center I have been leading Center Prowls once a week on Wednesdays.  These typically fill within an hour or so following their postings on Chickadee Chatter (our Audubon Center weekly email ; go to  seward park.audubon.org to subscribe (free) and receive our schedule each Thursday). I still lead private outings as so many of you have requested, just not in the same quantity as prior to my rehiring.  I am happy to post a private Owl Prowl on Thursday July 8th starting at 8:30 pm in Seward Park   We have a very active Barred Owl pair and a family of Barn Owls so prowling had been very rewarding!   As always, email me to register and I will send out a memo with details a couple of nights prior to the prowl.  I try to keep my prices very reasonable...$25.00 per attendee please.  I will take up to 15 participants.  Stay cool and hope to see you in July! Ed

Warblers of Washington on YouTube

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I n case you missed my prentation on Warblers of Washington last week, here is a link to watch it on You Tube.  hope you enjoy! watchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JneUjc2-qE&t=3s

Low Tide Beach Walk Friday, June 25th at 11:00 am

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  Last year I posted a YouTube video on the Lewis's Moon snail...now you can join me in exploring the intertidal zone in search of these and other amazing marine creatures!  Meet me at 11:00 am this Friday, June 25th at Cormorant Cove Mini-Park on Alki in West Seattle.  Please send me an email to register: $25.00 per person please.  We will spend a couple of hours wading and exploring this rich habitat at our lowest tide of the year.  Hope to see you there! Ed

Warblers in Washington live zoom presentation June 17th 6:00 pm

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 I am happy to share my love of warblers with you in a live zoom show titled Warblers in Washington, Annual visitors From the Tropics this Thursday from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  Warblers are beautiful yellow songbirds that grace our region every spring and summer but are notoriously difficult to see: they are constantly on the move, flitting through trees and shrubs as though wired on caffein!  I will provide tips on how to identify twelve warbler species by sight and (especially) by song.  If you delight in the arrival of these little jewels each spring, or you have been frustrated trying to figure out which warbler is which, this presentation is for you!   Please signup for the FREE zoom link at sewardpark.audubon.org    click on "Events" and register. Hope you will join me Thursday and learn more about these remarkable long distance migrants! Ed