Discover Whidbey Island’s kingfisher

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The Whidbey Audubon Society presents Bolt Out of the Blue: the Belted Kingfisher, a program about the belted kingfisher on Thursday, April 10.

This talk describes a Whidbey Island bird that mines into bluffs and dives into the water. Learn about how they live and the survival challenges they face from egg to adulthood and some of the other creatures that share their habitat.

Coupeville residents Steve and Martha Ellis will present the program. Steve is the recent past president of Whidbey Audubon Society, and Martha is a member of the Washington Native Plant Society. Together they have led field trips and spoken on a wide range of natural history topics for 25 years. The free program will be at the Coupeville Recreation Hall on the corner of Alexander and Coveland. Doors open at 7 p.m. for treats and socializing. There is a short meeting at 7:15 and the program begins at 7:30.

For more information about this program, please contact Steve or Martha Ellis at 360-678-2264 or email

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