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President’s Message – May 2017

Spring is upon us. I wish the sun and its warmth happened upon us more this winter. But alas, as I write this in late March, the forecast does not call for much of a change. At our June 8th picnic we will host a discussion about “Diversity in Conservation Work” with a special guest. We will be at Priest Point [...]

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BHAS Board of Directors Election and Amendments to Bylaws

The BHAS Nominating Committee (Bruce Jacobs, Elizabeth Rodrick, and Bob Wadsworth) announces the following nominees for the Board of Directors who will serve from June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. President: Vacant; Vice-President: Elizabeth Rodrick; Treasurer: Kim Adelson; Secretary: Bruce Jacobs; Board members: Deb Nickerson, Ken Brown. Other Board nominees to date are: Steve Curry, Hank Henry, Craig Merkel, Sam Merrill, [...]

Status of the Marbled Murrelet conservation strategy

Thanks to everyone who submitted public comments on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (dEIS) for the Marbled Murrelet Long-Term Conservation Strategy. As of the March 9 deadline, an estimated 5,000 comments were received. Over the next several months, staff at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) will evaluate and summarize all the [...]

Birding by Ear at Priest Point Park

May 2 @ 6:00 am-7:00 pm

Meet at the Flora Vista entrance to Priest Point Park bright and early to hear birdsongs at their freshest. Learn the songs of common natives as well as listen for migrants who have come in overnight....

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Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary/Elizabeth Rodrick

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

Good environmental stewardship begins in our own backyards. A bald eagle soars over a high bluff surveying the waters below. A red-tailed hawk with outstretched wings drifts effortlessly over a forest...

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Bird Walk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR

May 3 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s) with no end date

Phil Kelley leads a bird walk every Wednesday at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.  The walk begins at the Visitor Center at 8 a.m.  The public is welcome.  Bring rain gear, walk...

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Olympia Birds & Brew

May 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 March 20, 2019

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 part...

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(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.