A retired educator, John Gatchet began watching birds at the age of six, inspired by the birds near his family home in Gardiner overlooking Discovery Bay. Following his career, John returned to his roots in Gardiner and has become one of the most avid birders on the north Olympic Peninsula, including many birding trips to Neah Bay.
The Neah Bay area is a favorite location for Washington birders, renowned as the best place in the state to spot wayward birds. Birds from Asia, Central America, and eastern North America grace the list of vagrant species seen at Neah Bay, delighting birders who flock there to spot the latest rarity. Join John as he shows his excellent photos of common and unusual birds that show up in this birders’ Mecca.
Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center
Date: Wednesday, May 15th