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May 18, 2019, Saturday Peone Prairie Wetland and surrounding area

  • Yokes Fresh Market 14016 N Market St Mead, WA, 99021 United States (map)

Leaders: Ann Brinly and Jenny Michaels
Limit: 3 cars and 12 birders

Contact: Ann at agbmaelstrom@gmail.com and she will send a confirmation email. Please include your cell phone number in case we have to cancel the trip at the last moment.

Registration date: Please reserve your place no later than Tuesday May 14th

Level of Birder: Everyone over 10 years old welcome

Length of Trip: ½ day trip

Trip Description: Mostly birding along the road. One short walk may be muddy if we have had a lot of rain.

Meet-up time and location: Meet at 7 a.m. at the NW corner of the Yoke’s located at the corner of Highway 2 and Highway 206 (E Mt Spokane Park Dr.)

What to bring: Bring your binoculars and some water and snack if desired; rain gear if forecast indicates it will be needed. Jenny and I will both have a scope; bring yours along if you like. The trip will be completed by noon at the latest. There will be no bathroom facilities on this trip (except at the Yoke’s).

Description of Habitat and Target Species: We will walk up the rise to overlook Peone Prairie Wetlands where we should find several species of waterfowl as well as both red-winged and Yellow-headed Blackbirds – often a raptor will soar overhead. At Deadman’s Creek we will see if our faithful Calliope Humming has returned again. Here we often see Bullock’s Oriole, Eastern Kingbird, swallows and raptors. Then we will head toward Mt Spokane in search of Lazuli Bunting, Gray Catbird, Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Cedar Waxwing, woodpeckers and finches.