Friday, January 23, 2015

CAS trip to Pacific Northwest - September 2015

Each year I lead or co-lead one or more overnight tours for Connecticut Audubon Society. I will keep links to these trips in the sidebar to the right. Join us for high quality birding, culture, and great fun! Nonmembers from anywhere in the world are welcome of course!

Olympic Peninsula and the San Juan Islands
September 12-21, 2015

Bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Peninsula is anchored by the majestic Olympic Mountains. No place in America can match its diversity in terrain and weather in such a compact geographic area. Explore lakes, waterfalls, rivers, mountains, beaches, and rain forest. While the main attraction is Olympic National Park, time will be spent among the San Juan Islands and on Puget Sound, the second largest estuary in the United States. Its numerous glacier-carved channels and branches are fed by freshwater from over 10,000 rivers and streams that flow down from the Olympic and Cascade Mountains to the wetlands, salt marshes, and bays of the Sound. Puget Sound has numerous sea birds, shorebirds, and waterfowl, including Tufted Puffin, Pigeon Guillemot, and Rhinoceros Auklet. Many marine mammals, particularly Orca, often steal the show.

If interested, visit the CAS EcoTravel website for more information.

 - NB

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