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Field Trips

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    Mt. Rainier Wildflowers with Jan Sharkey and Tracey Scalici

    July 28 @ 6:15 am-5:00 pm

    Join us for a Mt. Rainier wildflowers trip – on a Thursday, so we can avoid the weekend crowds. Please note: the date for this trip may change depending on snow and flower conditions at Paradise. We will go for a relatively easy and slow hike and enjoy the views, the flowers, and any birds we happ...

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    Birding and Breakfast – Port Peninsula /Deb Nickerson

    September 3 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am

    Meet at East Side of Port of Olympia Property (Northpoint Parking lot by Anthony’s Hearthfire Restaurant,  1675 Marine Dr. NE, Olympia, 98501).  Breakfast at McMenamin’s Spar Cafe Want to get a head start on your weekend?  Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first...

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    Birding and Breakfast – Capitol Lake / Leslie Lynam

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

    Meet at Bayview Grocery parking lot (516 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98502 ) at 7:30 and breakfast at Bayview Grocery after birding. 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...

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    Birding and Breakfast – Millersylvania State Park/Carla Miller

    November 5 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am

    Meet at Millersylvania State Park  at 7:30 a.m..  Park in first lot on the left when you enter at the main gate.  Discover Pass required.  Breakfast at the River’s Edge Restaurant at the Tumwater Valley Golf Club (4611 Tumwater Valley Dr SE, Olympia, WA 98501) .   Want to get a...

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    Birding and Breakfast – Mud Bay /Bob Wadsworth

    December 3 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am

    Meet at Mud Bay Park and Ride at 7:30 and breakfast at the Shipwreck Restaurant after birding. 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 breakfast at a local res...

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Upcoming Events

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    Monroe Bird Festival – Swift Night Out

    September 1

    A September date has not yet been scheduled for the Monroe Swift Night Out. Check the website regularly for updates: www.monroeswifts.org. Monroe Swift Night Out celebrates the arrival of one of the largest congregations of Vaux’s Swifts in North America. Thousands of these small birds squeeze...

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    Vaux Swifts / Larry Schwitters – BHAS Speaker Series

    September 8 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    After tracking down and evaluating all the Washington State waterfalls that could be safely approached, Larry Schwitters turned his attention to the smaller, more urban Vaux’s Swift, and their communal migratory roost sites. Vaux’s Swift was a little studied species, for which there was,...

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    Audubon Outreach

    September 29 @ 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

    Audubon Outreach welcomes new members, creates opportunities to bird and socialize together, assists with chapter projects and events, and organizes educational experiences for Thurston, Lewis, and Mason counties. By volunteering alongside others we get to know each other better. 1) Come to First Sa...

  • Audubon Council of Washington

    October 8

    Come prepared for a weekend of activity in apple harvest country! The Audubon Washington state board will meet in Wenatchee the afternoon of October 7th. WSACC will meet October 7th in the evening, and we are working on an education workshop that may take place just before or concurrent to the WSACC...

  • Capitol Lake and the Deschutes River / Dave Peeler

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

    Dave Peeler will talk about Capitol Lake and the Deschutes River.  Dave is the President of DERT, The Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization.  DERT advocates restoring the Deschutes estuary by removing Olympia’s 5th Avenue dam and reconnecting the Deschutes rive...

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Upcoming Recurring Bird Walks & Social Gatherings

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    Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

    August 3 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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    Weekly on the same day until November 11, 2016

    Phil Kelley leads birdwalks at Nisqually every Wednesday.  Every season promises many different species of birds in the Refuge, and you never know what you may see.  A visiting migrant bird?  A blooming native wildflower?  A raptor?  Great Horned Owlets?  Be prepared for any kind of weather an...

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    Birding Eagle’s Pride Golf Course – JBLM

    August 18 @ 8:00 am-12:00 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...

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    Bird Walk at Theler Wetlands

    July 28 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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    An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 30, 2016

    Guided bird walk every second and fourth Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon with Faye Hands and John Riegsecker  of ABC Bird Club,  Tahoma Audubon Society.  Public is welcome. READ MORE......

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    Olympia Birds & Brew

    August 15 @ 4:30 pm-6:30 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, 2016

    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 couch...

  • Shelton Birds and Brew

    August 31 @ 5:00 pm-7:00 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).