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President’s Message – March 2017

Birds vocalize for myriad reasons – warning off adversaries, locating food sources, staking territorial boundaries, and mate attraction. Many master birders “bird by ear” and so learn all the variation of calls and songs of the avian world. Pointing in a direction, a master birder may call out a species hidden in foliage but revealing its presence only by its [...]

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Burt’s Birds (March 2017) – Yellow-rumped Warbler

As winter leaves and we again start to enjoy spring weather, the thoughts of bird-inclined people naturally turn to the myriad of wonderful breeding birds that we enjoy so much. Particularly those of us who have spent much time in—or who grew up in—the eastern half of North America are inclined to remember the joys of spring migration and especially [...]

Using Native Plants to Fight Climate Change

As most of you know, the National Audubon Society considers climate change to be the number-one threat to birds; its scientists predict that global warming could result in the extinction or dramatic range-restriction of nearly half of North American birds by 2080. As birds in Western Washington face this danger, we are at risk of losing more than 40 species, [...]

Birding and Breakfast – Nisqually Wildlife Refuge – Sam Merrill

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 f...

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Attention: Now is Your Chance to Become a Habitat Steward™!

April 4 @ 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

National Wildlife Federation and Veteran Conservation Corps are offering a specialized 24-hour training to teach you how help others to create and restore wildlife habitat in backyards, schoolyards, a...

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Bird Walk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR

March 29 @ 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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Shelton Birds & Brew

March 29 @ 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 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...

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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.