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Field Trips

  • Birding and Breakfast – Nisqually Wildlife Refuge / Suzanne Wilson

    February 4 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am

    Meet at Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center parking lot (100 Brown Farm  Road NE, Olympia, WA 98516) at 7:30  ( $3.00 fee for 4 adults or Federal Park Pass required; children under 16 free).  Breakfast at Panera Bread at Hawks Prairie after birding.  Want to get a head start on you...

  • Birding and Breakfast – Woodard Bay/ Bob Wadsworth

    March 4 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am

    Meet at Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area at 7:30.  Discover Pass required. Bring your own breakfast. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month, except July and August.  Bird with us, then enjoy b...

  • Port Angeles and the Strait of Juan de Fuca

    March 18-March 19

    This is an overnight trip leaving Olympia Saturday, March 18 and returning Sunday, March 19, with Saturday night in Port Angeles. The focus is on seabirds at several locations on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The trip is especially suitable for beginning and intermediate birders, but is open to birder...

  • Birding Cranberry Lake

    March 25 @ 9:00 am-11:00 am

      Cranberry Lake Tree Farm is 440+ acres of working multi-age forest surrounding a pristine 200+ acre lake. This is a working tree farm and has a new boardwalk, shelter, and toilet facilities. These hundreds of acres of wood and water are home to eagles, loons, bears, trumpeter swans, osprey, h...

  • Birding and Breakfast – Nisqually Wildlife Refuge – Merrill/Lynam

    April 1 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am

    Meet us at  Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at 7:30 a.m. for birding followed by breakfast at a restaurant to be determined by the group. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month, except July and August....

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Upcoming Events

  • Birds at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) / Nathanael Swecker

    February 9 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Nathanael Swecker spent 2015 birding the training areas of JBLM. Learning the rules and regulations for accessing the base turned out to be easy. What wasn’t easy was understanding the complex environments and unique landscapes. But after a year of dedication and exploration Nathanael now has ...

  • Annual Dinner, Raffle, and Sale

    March 4 @ 4:30 pm-9:00 pm

      2017 Annual Black Hills Audubon Society Dinner, Raffle, and Sale Saturday, March 4, 4:30 to 9:00 pm  South Puget Sound Community College, Student Union Bldg. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 4:30.  Come and peruse the items for sale.  It is not an auction this year, so all...

  • Native Bees of the South Sound/ Joe Dlugo

    April 13 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Emerging from the nooks and crannies of your yard this spring are thousands of six-legged furry beasts. They can be the size of a flea or as big as a peanut.  They can range in color from cardinal red to rich metallic green.  They will make sure you have cucumbers to eat and there are berries for ...

  • Birds of Costa Rica/Sam Merrill

    May 11 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Costa Rica, with an area less than that of West Virginia, has approximately the same number of bird species as the United States.  With forests that range from dry to very wet and elevations from sea level on both the Pacific and the Atlantic to a central spine that rises to over 12,000 feet, and m...

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Upcoming Recurring Bird Walks & Social Gatherings

  • Birding Eagle’s Pride Golf Course – JBLM

    February 16 @ 9:00 am-1:00 pm
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    An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s) with no end date

    Only one-half mile from Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Eagle’s Pride Golf Course’s diverse landscapes attract a wide variety of birds. If you have never visited this birding site, you will be surprised by its accessibility and richness of habitat. As always, dress for the weather an...

  • Olympia Birds & Brew

    February 20 @ 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
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    An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2017

    Gather with birders at the Fish Tale Brewpub on the third Monday of each month. People will share their “best birding spots in our area.” Come ready to share where and why you go birding in a particular spot. People new to our area will benefit from your knowledge.  We will gather at the couche...

  • Shelton Birds and Brew

    January 25 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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    An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 31, 2017

    NEW VENUE!!  El Sarape Cantina.  Meet other birders from Mason County or those who happen to be in the area. Discuss good places to bird and the interesting birds you have sighted recently. Have a beverage and or a bite to eat with us. Come ready to share where and why you go birding in a particul...

Black Hills Audubon Society

(BHAS) is a chapter of the National Audubon Society (see NAS’ newly redesigned website). BHAS represents Lewis, Mason, and Thurston counties in the state of Washington. It is an all-volunteer-based, non-profit organization whose 1,300+ members share interests in birds and other wildlife, their habitats, and natural history. Our goals are to promote environmental education and recreation and to maintain and protect our ecosystems for future generations.

We also work with the state Audubon office (Audubon Washington).