On The Wing (Field Trip)
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May 2008 - Santa Ana NWR Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Park Ranger Mike Carlo is our guide.

Santa Ana NWR
City of Alamo Santa Ana NWR Page
Laguna Atascosa NWR

Direct download: 200805_4_SantaAnaNWR.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Roger Orness and others have been tracking the progress of a Northern Harrier nest at the Kent Ponds, south of Seattle.

Green River Natural Resources Area
Bird Surveys at the Green River Natural Resources Area

Direct download: 200709_2_Harriers.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 9:29am PDT

Padilla Bay is an estuary at the saltwater edge of the large delta of the Skagit River. Since 1980, it has been part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.

Padilla Bay

Direct download: 200703_2_PadillaBay.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:09pm PDT

Spencer Island is one of the best places in the Snohomish River Estuary to view waterfowl and shorebirds. The island has a dike top trail system, which provides scenic views of the wetlands, sloughs and mountains.

Spencer Island

Direct download: 200703_4_SpencerIsland.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 1:54pm PDT

August 2006 - Union Bay Natural Area (Montlake Fill) (Photo © Marc Hoffman 2006. Used by permission.)

Connie Sidles visits the Montlake Fill (Union Bay Natural Area) almost every day. She shares her love of this important birding site with us on a circuit of the trail.

Union Bay Natural Area
Waders.org - Montlake Fill
Wikipedia UNBA page

Direct download: 200608_4_UnionBayNaturalArea.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 6:19pm PDT

July 2006 - Randall Davey Audubon Center (Photo by David Dawson)
Our visit to the Randall Davey Audubon Center in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Randall Davey Audubon Center
Audubon New Mexico

Direct download: 200607_2_RandallDaveyAudubonCenter.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 6:28pm PDT

July 2006 - Haystack Rock (Photo by Gayle Hunt)
At Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon - the third largest monolith in the world, and home to nesting seabirds, raptors, and vacationers. We meet with Tom Oxwang of the Friends of Haystack Rock to learn about the Haystack Rock Awareness Program.

Haystack Rock Awareness Program
Friends of Haystack Rock
Oregon Coast NWR Complex
Oregon Rocks NWR

Direct download: 200607_3_HaystackRockAwarenessProgram.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 6:27pm PDT

July 2006 - Kent Eagle Cam (Photos by T K Brown)
Garry and Loraine have a Bald Eagle nest in the Cottonwood tree in their back yard in Kent, Washington. They share the nest with the world through their webcam.

News Flash: The eaglet has fledged!

Kent Eagle Cam

Direct download: 200607_5_KentEagleCam.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 6:22pm PDT

May 2006 - Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (Photo by Gayle Hunt)
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge with Phil Kelley.

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Nisqually Reach Nature Center
Birdwise on Google Video

Direct download: 200605_2_NisquallyNWR.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 9:15pm PDT

May 2006 - North Seattle Community College Wetlands (Photo courtesy NSCC)
Birds and the restoration of the North Seattle Community College Wetlands

NSCC Campus Wetlands

Direct download: 200605_6_NSCCWetlands.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

At the Upper Skagit River, we meet Libby Mills, tour the Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center, and visit a couple of riverside viewpoints.

Direct download: 200602_2_UpperSkagitEagles.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 9:09am PDT

January 2006 - Duddingston Loch (Photos by John Lithgow)
Duddingston Loch is on the shoulder of Arthur's Seat, a dormant volcano in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Duddingston Loch
Direct download: 200601_2_Duddingston_Loch.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:18pm PDT

January 2006 - Scottish Seabird Centre (Photo by David Dawson)
The Scottish Seabird Centre, in North Berwick, Scotland, is a state-of-the-art nature viewing facility. Visitors to the Centre can view the birds on Bass Rock, the Isle of May and Fidra by remote controlled video cameras, using the latest telemetry to rotate, pan and zoom to get the best possible views of the birds.

Scottish Seabird Centre
Lothian SOC
Forth Seabird Group
Direct download: 200601_3_Scottish_Seabird_Centre.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:17pm PDT

January 2006 - RSPB Sandwell Valley Reserve (Photo by Gayle Hunt)
The RSPB Sandwell Valley Reserve is a 10 hectare wildfowl and songbird refuge just outside Birmingham, England.

RSPB Sandwell Valley
Direct download: 200601_4_Sandwell_Valley.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:16pm PDT

Chris Templeton tells us how Black-Capped Chickadees vary their alarm calls according to how dangerous a predator is - It's size that counts, but not in the way you might think. Chickadee-dee-dee means a lot more than it may seem...

Chickadee Alarm Calls - Chris Templeton
Direct download: 200508_2_Chickadees.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:53pm PDT

August 2005 - Marymoor Park with Michael Hobbs (Photo by Michael Hobbs)
Michael Hobbs has made himself an expert on Redmond Washington's Marymoor Park, by birding there virtually every week for eleven years.

Birding at Marymoor Park
East Lake Washington Audubon
Direct download: 200508_4_Marymoor.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:35pm PDT

Cliff Swallows have returned to Seattle's Magnuson Park. Lynn Ferguson monitors their nesting activities.

Seattle Audubon
Direct download: 2CliffSwallows.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 10:15am PDT

May 2005 - Puget Sound Bird Fest - Edmonds, WA The Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds, Washington, on International Migratory Bird Day. We visit Yost Park and the Edmonds Marsh.

Puget Sound Bird Festival
Direct download: 6Edmonds.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 10:15am PDT

May 2005 - Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest The 3rd Annual Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest. A memorable weekend, with a great variety of birding and other events.

Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest
Barn Beach Reserve
Falcon Research Group
Direct download: 8Leavenworth.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 10:14am PDT

April 2005 - Samish Flats Hawk Identification (Photo by Sue Palmer)
On The Wing goes on a hawk-identification field trip with Bud Anderson of the Falcon Research Group.

Falcon Research Group
Direct download: 1Samish.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:17pm PDT

April 2005 - Green Lake with Martin Muller (Photo by Gayle Hunt)
Field trip with Master Birder Martin Muller
Direct download: 3GrnLake.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:14pm PDT

On The Wing visits the Black River Riparian Forest in Renton, Washington. We learn about the heronry with Mark Johnston and Suzanne Krom.

Herons Forever
Seattle Audubon
Direct download: 5Herons.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 2:13pm PDT

Our trip to Tukwila Pond Park, near the Southcenter Mall.
Direct download: OTW20050130_Tukwila_Pond.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 9:40am PDT

We visited the Green River Natural Resources Area, better known as the Kent Ponds.
Direct download: OTW20050130_Kent_Ponds.mp3
Category:Field Trip -- posted at: 9:24am PDT

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