FULL — WOS Okanogan Highlands/Waterville Plateau Winter Trip

February 18, 2023 – February 20, 2023 all-day
Omak Inn, Omak, WA
912 Koala Dr
WA 98841
Shep Thorp

NOTE: This trip has reached the maximum number of participants and is now only accepting names for a waiting list.
Join Shep Thorp and Scott Ramos for winter birding in the Okanogan Highlands and Waterville Plateau. We’ll be staying at the Omak Inn in Omak, Friday February 17th through Monday February 20th, birding our way home Monday February the 20th. Our trip will start Saturday morning 2/18 at 6:30 am at the Omak Inn Foyer and finish Monday afternoon 2/20 at 3:00 pm in Waterville.

Limit of 12 persons.

For those wanting to join us on our way over, we will meet up Friday morning around 6:00 am at the North Bend Park and Ride.

We will be birding Fancher Road, Siwash Creek Road, Havillah Sno-Park, Nealy Road Feeders, Chesaw, Mary Ann Creek/Fields/Davies Road, Scotch Creek Wildlife Area, Happy Hill Road, Conconully, Cameron Lake Road – possible, Washburn Island, Bridgeport State Park, Central Ferry Canyon-possible, Bridgeport Hill Rd-possible, G and H Roads east of Mansfield, Heritage Road to Atkins Lake, Withrow, the Lamoine wind break and F Road north.

Species we hope to see include Sharp-tailed Grouse, Gray Partridge, Chukar, Canvasback, Redhead, Rough-legged Hawk, Golden Eagle, Northern Goshawk, Snowy Owl, Long-eared Owl, Short-eared Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Great Gray Owl, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Black-backed Woodpecker, White-headed Woodpecker, Prairie Falcon, Gyrfalcon, Bohemian Waxwing, Townsend’s Solitaire, American Tree Sparrow, three varieties of Horned Lark, Lapland Longspur, Snow Bunting, Gray-crowned Rosy-finch, Pine Grosbeak, Red Crossbill, White-winged Crossbill, Common Redpoll, Cassin’s Finch, Mountain Chickadee, Pygmy Nuthatch, and White-breasted Nuthatch.

Please contact Shep Thorp at shepthorp@gmail.com or call 253-370-3742. Participants must be COVID immunized (and booster please) and be antigen test negative (at home kit) within the week prior to attending. Facemasks will be required in venues requiring facemasks, but while birding we will not require facemasks. This will be a 12 person trip with the plan to carpool on trip days (Sat and Sun) where we will have approximately 4 persons per vehicle. Attendees are required to be a member of WOS. Join or renew at https://wos.org/membership/

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