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Field Trip - Whatcom Falls Park & Whatcom Creek

  • Whatcom Falls Park (map)

Trip Leader: Richard Carpenter

No registration required

Meet at Whatcom Falls Park, lower parking lot adjacent to the falls.

Join Richard for some urban birding through the wooded habitats of  one of Bellingham’s outstanding parks. Starting at Whatcom Falls the walking route traverses the length of the park and provides the opportunity to loop back by a different route. The park is excellent habitat for woodpeckers, dippers and waterfowl along the creek, chickadees, bush tits, wrens, juncos, towhees, sparrows, and other possible songbirds as well as a few birds of prey. This is a good place to get started at birding or search for that unexpected birding thrill.

Our field trips are free and open to anyone who is interested. Bring your friends!

  • Beginning birders are very welcome.

  • Carpooling is encouraged and even required for some sites with limited parking.

  • Preregistration is often required to limit numbers and reduce disturbance.

  • Dress for the weather, in layers, and wear waterproof clothing and footgear as needed.

  • Severe weather may cancel a trip; contact your leader if concerned or if you cancel.

  • Bring binoculars, scope, field guide or necessary parking passes if you have them.

  • Pets are not allowed on field trips.

  • Like most organizations, NCAS now requires participants to sign a waiver to participate.

  • We are always looking for trip leaders or assistants. If your are interested please contact us.

Earlier Event: January 23
Membership Meeting
Later Event: May 4
Field Trip - Semiahmoo Spit