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Discuss It With Denny: Taking on the Threat of Climate Change

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 23 at 10am (Doors open at 9:30am) Location: South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey Campus (Building 1) – 4220 6th Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503 Details: Join Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) and climate policy experts for a discussion about global, national, and regional plans to tackle the urgent threat of climate change. After short policy briefings, constituents are invited [...]

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  • Armchair Birding: The Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science, by Akiko Busch

    While I was not quite ready to walk ocean beaches in search of dead birds for Dr. Julia Parrish and the COASST team, our Annual Dinner speaker inspired me to learn more about citizen science projects and what ordinary people can do to help our increasingly imperiled world survive. Instead of just worrying about climate change and habitat loss, what [...]

  • Update on Marbled Murrelet Conservation Strategy

    August 2017: The Board of Natural Resources has made a decision not to analyze the Conservation Alternative in a supplemental EIS as we had hoped, but will consider it along with other public comments and those of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In their comments on the draft Environmental Impact [...]

  • Surfrider is hosting its second Washington Coast Leadership Academy

    Surfrider is hosting its second Washington Coast Leadership Academy, dedicated to building an effective leadership network for Washington’s coastal areas. People that complete the course will be able to: work with all people, no matter whose “team” they are on; build communities on the basis of shared values; put themselves in places where conversations are happening; etc. This type of [...]

  • Water in birds’ lives

    As most of you know by now, six major avenues to making your yard (or other space) more bird friendly are to provide food, water, shelter, plus protection from toxins, from predators, and from window strikes. Water is perhaps the most important and beneficial of these needs, and one of the least costly, but one often overlooked here in the [...]

Birding and Breakfast – Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge/Deb Nickerson

September 2 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am

Meet Deb Nickerson at 7:30 at the Visitor Center Overlook.  Breakfast afterward at a location to be determined. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m...

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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...

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Bird Walk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR

August 23 @ 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

August 21 @ 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.