BLACK HILLS AUDUBON BOARD SUPPORTS CARBON TAX INITIATIVE I-732

This summer Black Hills Audubon Board and Audubon Washington gave their support to initiative I-732, which would establish a carbon tax in Washington state and will be on the ballot in November’s general election.  To read more  click here.

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Field Trips

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    Birding and Breakfast – Capitol Lake / Merrill & Lynam

    October 1 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am

    Meet us at Bayview Grocery parking lot (516 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98502 ) at 7:30 a.m. for birding followed by breakfast at Bayview Grocery. 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...

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    Big Birds of Clark County / Bob Wadsworth

    October 15 @ 6:15 am-8:00 pm

    Sandhill Cranes will be our “target” species, along with Great Egrets and herons, geese and other waterfowl. These “big birds” should be plentiful at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Woodland bottoms, and Vancouver lowlands. Other interesting but long-shot specialties include Red-Shoulde...

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    Birding and Breakfast – Millersylvania State Park/Carla Miller

    November 5 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am

    Meet at Millersylvania State Park  at 7:30 a.m..  Park in first lot on the left when you enter at the main gate.  Discover Pass required.  Breakfast at the River’s Edge Restaurant at the Tumwater Valley Golf Club (4611 Tumwater Valley Dr SE, Olympia, WA 98501) .   Want to get a...

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    Birding and Breakfast – Mud Bay /Bob Wadsworth

    December 3 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am

    Meet at Mud Bay Park and Ride at 7:30 and breakfast at the Shipwreck Restaurant after birding. 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 breakfast at a local res...

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    Birding and Breakfast – Capitol Lake (Marathon Park)

    January 7, 2017 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am

    Meet at Capitol Lake’s Marathon Park at 7:30 a.m. and breakfast at a downtown restaurant after birding.  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 breakf...

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Upcoming Events

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    Audubon Outreach

    September 29 @ 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

    Audubon Outreach welcomes new members, creates opportunities to bird and socialize together, assists with chapter projects and events, and organizes educational experiences for Thurston, Lewis, and Mason counties. By volunteering alongside others we get to know each other better. 1) Come to First Sa...

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    Audubon Council of Washington

    October 8

    ACOW 2016 – Wenatchee, WA     Register now for the 2016 annual meeting of the Audubon Council of Washington (ACOW), hosted by North Central Washington Audubon Society and the Eastern Washington Chapters. ACOW is our annual state-wide meeting where members from all Audubon Chapters in Washington...

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    Monthly Speaker Series: Capitol Lake and the Deschutes River / Dave Peeler

    October 13 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Dave Peeler is the President of DERT, The Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team, which advocates restoring the Deschutes estuary by removing Olympia’s 5th Avenue dam and reconnecting the Deschutes river to South Puget Sound. He will begin the evening by showing DERT’s new 20 minute video, t...

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    Monthly Speaker Series – Enhancing Properties for Wildlife / Grant Gilmore

    November 10 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Washington State is at the forefront of environmental regulations for the country. Our permitting requirements take many things into consideration when private and public development projects take place. Navigating this process is complicated and ever changing due to a myriad of agencies involved wi...

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    Black Hills Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC)/Bill Shelmerdine

    December 18

    Contact Bill Shelmerdine at georn1 at hotmail.com,  or call 360-866-9106 to participate, (either as a counter or a leader).  Everyone is welcome.  You don’t have to stay in one spot all day, nor participate all day long.  Come with us. It’s a lot of fun.  Join us for chili afterwar...

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Upcoming Recurring Bird Walks & Social Gatherings

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    Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

    September 28 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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    Weekly on the same day until November 11, 2016

    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

    October 20 @ 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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    Olympia Birds & Brew

    October 17 @ 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 couch...

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    Shelton Birds and Brew

    September 28 @ 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, 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).