Upcoming Chapter
Field Trips

  • Birding & Breakfast – Nisqually Wildlife Refuge / Hank Henry & Bob Wadsworth

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

    Come join us on for a bird walk at the Refuge then enjoy breakfast at Norma’s Restaurant, 10322 Martin Way E., Olympia. Meet at the Refuge Visitors Center.  Bring binoculars, scopes, and bird books (if you have them), along with water and layered clothing in case it’s a wet day. READ MO...

  • Wetlands Walk With Whittier Johnson & Chris Maynard

    June 4 @ 6:30 am-10:30 am

    Come explore the open space and wetlands behind artist Chris Maynard’s home in southeast Olympia (at 8211 Ayer Street) before encroaching development makes the habitat less desirable.  Enjoy its mix of sparrows, flycatchers, finches, thrushes, rails, and more.  These are genuine “wetla...

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    Wolf Haven and Mima Mounds with Grays Harbor Audubon

    June 10 @ 7:00 am-3:00 pm

    Grays Harbor Audubon proposes a field trip to Wolf Haven that will include a docent-guided tour of Wolf Haven. Black Hills Audubon members are invited to join them. The tour requires a minimum of 10 persons, and the tour costs $12 per person ($10 for seniors). The preliminary plan is to tour Wolf Ha...

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    Pioneer Park for Children and Families with Mary Russell

    June 11 @ 8:30 am-11:00 am

    This trip is specifically designed for children and their families. Pioneer Park in Tumwater boasts meadows, woods, Deschutes River, marsh, soccer and baseball fields, and playgrounds. In spring there are many different bird species active, busy, and visible at Pioneer. We will explore Pioneer’...

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    Mima Mounds and Scatter Creek Preserves with Bob Wadsworth and Craig Merkel

    June 18 @ 7:30 am-2:00 pm

    This field trip has a little bit of everything: birds, botany, butterflies, as well as two knowledgeable and energetic leaders. Explore the birds and plants at two choice South Sound prairie sites near Olympia: Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve and Scatter Creek Wildlife Area. At both sites we shoul...

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Upcoming Events

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    Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival

    June 2-June 5

    Organized by the East Cascades Audubon Society, the Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival sees 11 species of woodpeckers and over 200 species of birds in total every year. Led by experienced birders, the festival is timed to see young woodpeckers leaving their nests. For full information and details, go to...

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    Annual Black Hills Audubon Society Picnic

    June 9

    The picnic starts at 5 p.m., at LBA Park Shelter. It will focus on all we did For The Birds!  Come celebrate our successes; share the things you did, and hear a compilation of our chapter’s accomplishments.  Together we do make a positive difference–enhancing lands for wildlife, conser...

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Upcoming Recurring Bird Walks & Social Gatherings

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    Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

    June 1 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm

    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

    June 16 @ 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

    June 23 @ 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

    June 20 @ 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

    June 29 @ 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, 2016

    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 particular spot. People new to our area wil...

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).