Here’s to birding the shortest days of winter. Weaverling Spit is a walk and a scoping field trip on the western edge of Fidalgo Bay, land owned by the Samish Indian Nation. We have permission to go out and inspect the neighborhood for avifauna, a chance to seek both songbirds in the vegetation and water birds on the bay. To find the area, drive parallel to Hwy. 20 on Fidalgo Bay Rd., just south of Anacortes and turn off it onto Weaverling Rd. Meet at the parking lot at the RV Park which is across the Tommy Thompson Trail and to the right. Dress warmly and seasonally (it’s Dec. after all). Trip will end before noon. Scopes will help with the water birds. Some minimal walking on the Spit and Tommy Thompson Trail. Leaders: Von and Betty Kuehn, cellphone 360.770.5905.