What to look for at the next Sculpture Park Birdwalk

Submitted by the San Juan Island Sculpture Park

Join avid birder Tyler Davis on Wednesday, June 5 from 8-10 a.m. at the Sculpture Park for the monthly bird walk.

“One of our summer breeding residents that we will keep an eye out for this month is the stunning Western Tanager,” Tyler says. “These birds have wintered in Central America, from northern Mexico to Panama, and have spent the last 4-6 weeks returning to their breeding grounds. Some birds will migrate as far north as Canada’s Northwest Territories to breed, while some will stick around the Douglas Fir forests near the Sculpture Park.”

Free Bird Walks happen the first Wednesday of each month, April through October. The group meets near the Sculpture Park entrance house. Bring comfortable walking shoes and binoculars! All are welcome, including children and dogs. There is no admission, but donations are greatly appreciated. The park is located at 9083 Roche Harbor Road, San Juan Island, WA 98250. More info at www.sjisculpturepark.com.