Your Black Hills Annual Dinner committee is already busy meeting and planning our next delectable dinner and ways to raise funds to support our chapter programs. It’s not too late to join them, share your ideas, and help create a wonderful evening for our members. Please contact Sally Nole at email@example.com if you would like to get involved in preparations. [...]Read More
Audubon Washington is sponsoring a Lobby Day to address Climate Change next Monday, January 22, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Olympia. Called 100% for Climate Lobby Day, it is co-sponsored by Climate Solutions and several other environmental organizations. Appointments are being made for you to meet with your state legislators. Principal issues include: (1) Carbon pricing (such as SB [...]
About 1 ½ years ago, an article appeared in the Echo titled Echo Format Change. In that article it was announced that the Echo would be transitioning to an electronic format. There were a few reasons the BHAS chapter considered making that change. Moving to an electronic newsletter was seen as environmentally supportive; “going green” would reduce print costs. Providing [...]
January 1, 2018 (from David J. Ringer, National Audubon Society) Today marks the beginning of an exciting partnership between National Geographic, Audubon, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, BirdLife International, and dozens of other partners to make 2018 the “Year of the Bird.” Let’s use this year to bring tens of thousands of new people to the cause of bird conservation! To [...]
Dave McNett Environmental Educator Award Nominating Criteria (Deadline Jan 20, 2018) Black Hills Audubon is proud to continue recognizing environmental education efforts by area residents. We would like to receive nominations of individuals who have carried on Dave McNett’s tradition of educational excellence. These individuals are making a positive difference in the lives of living beings through their work as educators. [...]
Birding 101 This course emphasizes improving bird identification skills. Major topics covered in the class include a discussion of all the factors that can be used to identify birds, a review of birding tools including binoculars and field guides, an introduction to birding terminology, some discussion of basic bird biology, and the basics of taxonomy and bird classification as they relate [...]
Meet at Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center parking lot (100 Brown Farm Road NE, Olympia, WA 98516) at 8:00 a.m. ( $3.00 fee for 4 adults or Federal Park Pass required; children under 1...Find out more »
An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely
Join Phil Kelley to see native birds and early migrants at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Spring is a rich time to see diverse waterfowl, raptors, songbirds, and others. Be prepared for any kind ...Find out more »
An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until March 27, 2019
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 b...Find out more »
(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).
When you become a Black Hills Audubon member, your membership dollars will be used at a local level and you will also receive the ECHO newsletter. Or if you chose your primary membership to be with National Audubon Society, you will automatically also be a member of Black Hills Audubon Society.JOIN