[Tweeters] WOS FIELD TRIP TO YELLOW ASTER BUETTE, WHATCOM COUNTY

Fanter Lane fanterlane at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 11:33:45 PDT 2014


Hi Tweeters,
Casey McHugh and I will be leading a trip to the Mountains around Mt Baker
next week through the Washington Ornithological Society. There are't any
WOS newsletters before the trip is scheduled, so I wanted to let everyone
know.
Here is the description:

*Yellow Aster Butte, Mount Baker, Whatcom County*
*Wednesday 16 July 2014*
*Fanter Lane and Casey McHugh*


Hike: Yellow Aster Butte is a 4 mile uphill clime. The first two miles are
in forest and there are lots of biting black flies. Long pants and a light
long sleeve shirt depending on weather should be good. Then we will break
out above tree line and hike another two miles to the actual Butte. Flies
practically disappear once we're out of the trees. We will be hiking a
total of 8+ miles up then down hill in one day. This is a very intense
hike, people should be aware of what they're signing up for.

Target birds: White-tailed ptarmigan, Gray-crowned Rosy-finch,
American-three Toed-woodpecker, Sooty Grouse and any other birds that might
be up above tree line.

Description: The main target of the trip is the White-tailed Ptarmigan, we
will drop down into a small basin where they live. We have a good chance of
Gray-crowned Rosy-finch, around the butte. Last year we found an American
Three-toed Woodpecker nest so we will see if there around. We will also
look for warblers along willow thickets. Finish will be about 5:00pm. A
DISCOVERY PASS IS REQUIRED, parking at the trail head.

Meeting: We will meet in Deming, at the Nooksack Casino, and Carpool the
rest of the way. Time will be arranged when people sign up, however we will
shoot for an early start.

Sign up:
If you are interested in this trip, please email Fanter at
fanterlane at gmail.com

Good Birding,

Fanter Lane
Acme, WA
fanterlane at gmail.com
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