Tickets on sale now for:
Annual Dinner and Sale
Saturday, March 4, 2017
4:30 to 9:00 pm
South Puget Sound Community College
Student Union Bldg.

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Come and peruse the items for sale.  It is not an auction this year, so all items have a fixed “buy it now” price.  The earlier you arrive, the better the selection. Read More…


Do you have an item for the sale?  Would you like to lead a kayaking trip along Budd Inlet?  Or sponsor a birdwatching trip to Tokeland to watch shorebirds?   Or maybe donate an item you created:  a drawing, painting, a piece of jewelry or other art work.  If so, contact us.


Upcoming Chapter
Field Trips

  • 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....

  • Birding Hood Canal Aboard the Lady Alderbrook

    April 15 @ 8:30 am-12:00 pm

    So popular was this past November’s field trip aboard the Lady Alderbrook on Hood Canal, we are doing it again. We will again board the Lady Alderbrook at the Alderbrook Resort and seek birds upon and above the waters of Hood Canal. Bill Tweit and Whittier Johnson have again agreed to be our e...

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Upcoming Events

  • 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 ...

  • BHAS Monthly Speaker Series – 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 and open field. Hummingbirds zip by your window on their way to the flower garden. The morning dew ...

  • Birds of Costa Rica/Sam Merrill

    September 14 @ 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

    March 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...

  • Olympia Birds & Brew

    March 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, 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

    March 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 November 29, 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).