Morning Bird Walks (in partnership with Whidbey Audubon Society)
Are you looking for a new way to connect with nature? Join AmeriCorps interpretive staff and Whidbey Audubon volunteers for a morning bird walk to discover some of the common, and not so common, species of birds which call the park home. These bird walks are a great opportunity for birders of all levels. You will practice bird identification skills, learn about unique bird habitats, and learn from other birders. We recommend you bring your own binoculars and/or scope, but will have a few on hand to borrow. Location will vary throughout the year.
Duration: 2 hours
Time: 10 AM – 12 PM
Upcoming Dates and Locations:
April 23: Rosario Beach (10 AM – 12 PM)
May 7: Hoypus Forest (8 – 10 AM)
May 21: West Beach (8 – 10 AM)
June 18: Location TBD (8 – 10 AM)
Check out the events calendar for more information.
Pre-registration is not required for this event.
Spring Speaker Series
Join in-person or virtually to learn about the Deception Pass State Park from local experts.
Friday, February 25: Dr. Cindy Elliser, Making a Mark: Harbor Porpoises in the Salish Sea
Join Dr. Cindy Elliser to learn all about harbor porpoises, the photo-ID research PacMam is conducting and what we have learned so far about the poorly understood Harbor Porpoise.
Thursday, March 24: Dr. Grant Heiken, Geology
Join Dr. Grant Heiken to learn about the glaciers that created Whidbey Island thousands of years ago.
Thursday, April 28: Jack Hartt, Tides
Join former park manager, Jack Hartt, to learn about how tides work, how they affect our lives, the currents at Deception Pass, and why West Beach is sandy and Rosario is not.
Wednesday, May 25: Andrea Thorpe, The Enchanted Forests of Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands
Join WA State Parks’ Natural Resources Program Manager, Andrea Thorpe, Ph.D., to learn about Puget Trough Forest communities, what makes them special, and State Parks’ approach to protecting these communities while also inviting the public to visit these special places.
Programs are offered 7 days a week from mid-June to early September. Programs include activities such as Junior Ranger Programs, Evening Talks, Guided Hikes, and more. Schedule to be posted in May.
For a full schedule of events, check out our calendar.