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CANCELED: Spring Migration Cruise
April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s Bird Migration Cruises offer a unique opportunity for an idyllic natural science adventure, enabling people to gain a better understanding of the relationships between the marine and shoreline ecosystems.
Just outside of Port Townsend is an amazing National Wildlife Refuge — Protection Island — home to breeding, nesting, and flyway populations of marine bird species at different times of the year. Nearly 70 percent of the nesting seabird population of Puget Sound and the Straits nest on the island, which includes one of the largest nesting colonies of rhinoceros auklets in the world and the largest nesting colony of glaucous-winged gulls in Washington. The island contains one of the last two nesting colonies of tufted puffins in the Puget Sound area. About 1,000 harbor seals depend upon the island for a pupping and rest area, and elephant seals often haul out to molt there during the summer.
To learn more and reserve your spot, visit the event webpage.
When: Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 1:00–4:00pm
Where: Puget Sound Express at Point Hudson Marina
227 Jackson St
Port Townsend, WA 98368