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May 26, 2019 Iller Creek (Dishman Hills Natural Area) Field Trip

May 26, 2019, Sunday Iller Creek (Dishman Hills Natural Area)
Leader: Michael Woodruff
Limit: 10 birders

Contact: leader Michael Woodruff - text 509-496-7973 or email mkd.woodruff@gmail.com by Saturday, May 25 to confirm your place. We will meet at the parking lot at the base of Iller Creek. Park on right before the switchback at the entrance to the Conservation Area. The Iller Creek Conservation Area is on both the right and left of the creek (coordinates: 47.5977135,-117.281971).

Description: This will be a slow hike on moderate terrain covering up to 4 miles round trip and will require some level of physical fitness. The hike will likely last 3-4 hours. We will search for an impressive assortment of spring and summer woodland and riparian species. This is prime time for maximum species as many migrants are still moving through, and most breeders are back.

Target Species: Ruffed Grouse, Calliope Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Dusky and Hammond's Flycatchers, Cassin's and Warbling Vireo, 3 species of chickadees, Veery, Swainson's Thrush, finches, sparrows, Lazuli Bunting, and a chance at all of the breeding and spring migrant warblers.