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Field Trip - Whatcom Creek Trail, Raptor Reach

  • Whatcom Falls Park (map)

Trip Leader: Richard Carpenter

No registration required. Meet at parking on east side of Woburn Street just south of Whatcom Creek.

Join Richard on “World Migratory Bird Day” to check out migrant and resident birds along Whatcom Creek from Raptor Reach east  into Whatcom Falls Park. Expect to see chickadees, sparrows, wrens, woodpeckers, towhees, finches, and warblers and other migrants. Also, there might be a raptor or two along this City of Bellingham trail which traverses the fire zone of the 1999  pipeline explosion.

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 you’re interested please contact us.