WOS Okanogan Highlands/Waterville Plateau Winter Trip

February 16, 2024 – February 19, 2024 all-day
Omak Inn
912 Koala Dr
WA 98841
Shep Thorp

TRIP IS FULL. But email Shep if you wish to be placed on 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 16th through Monday February 19th, birding our way home Monday February the 19th. Our trip will start Saturday morning 2/17 at 6:30am at the Omak Inn Foyer and finish Monday afternoon 2/19 at 3:00pm in Waterville. For those wanting to join us on our way over, we can meet up Friday morning at a mutually agreed time and place. 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, Washburn Island, Bridgeport State Park, Central Ferry Canyon, 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. There are currently 5 remaining spots. Participants must be COVID immunized and be symptom free or antigen test negative (at home kit) within the week prior to attending. Facemasks May be recommended at some time. 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 have membership in WOS.org.

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