Neah Bay: Birding at the Beginning of the World
Location: Clallam Bay County Park
Price: $485.00 per person*
Join Denny Van Horn, Bob Boekelheide, and Stacey Fradkin for a unique, two and a half day birding experience to one of the most remote and wild birding areas of Washington State. We will explore the Makah Indian Nation’s best and most beautiful birding hot spots, and, if weather permits, go on a 6-8 hour offshore boat trip on the M/V Windsong to view pelagic sea birds and marine mammals. Even if weather precludes going offshore, we will still fill the entire trip with birding, searching for migrating raptors, seabirds, and songbirds.
This year we have extended the trip to include Sunday afternoon birding with Bob Boekelheide on the way out to Neah Bay, in addition to the Monday and Tuesday birding. Meet Bob on Sunday at Clallam Bay County Park in the town of Clallam Bay at 2:30 pm. Clallam Bay is about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Sequim. The trip will end at approximately 3:00 pm Tuesday.
COST: Cost of the trip includes a kick-off dinner Sunday evening; breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday; breakfast and lunch Tuesday; Makah tribal passes; entrance fee to the Makah Museum; and birding/boating. Gratuities included. *Cost does not include lodging Sunday and Monday nights.
LODGING: Because Neah Bay is extremely busy during fishing season, we have arranged with the Makah Tribe to set aside a block of rooms at beautiful Hobuck Beach Resort for Sunday and Monday night. These rooms will be available to BirdFest participants at a discounted rate until March 1, when they will be released for public use. Hobuck Beach Resort normally sells out from March to May so you must call to select lodging of your choice before March 1. The phone number is 360-645-2339. YOU MUST MENTION OLYMPIC BIRDFEST TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT. Check out their website at www.hobuckbeachresort.com to see what type of lodging works for you.