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You’re invited: A Tale of Two Rivers – 4/25 – The Olympia Center, Olympia

We want to invite you to join us for a special event on April 25th in Olympia. A TALE OF TWO RIVERS – with Lynda Mapes (Seattle Times) and Rocky Barker (Idaho Statesman), and Jeff Renner as emcee. A TALE OF TWO RIVERS will feature two of the Pacific Northwest’s most acclaimed natural resource reporters/authors for an evening of conversation about Northwest [...]

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  • Get ready for spring birds

    According to surveys by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, bird watching is second only to gardening as our favorite outdoor pastime.  It even outranks hunting and fishing. These surveys reveal that 47 million of us over the age of 16 are bird watchers.  We buy a hundred million tons of bird seed every year. And bird watching as a [...]

  • Volunteer to Help Clean the Nisqually River

    The Washington Kayak Club, Washington Recreational River Runners, and the Paddle Trails Canoe Club are planning the first organized cleanup of the Nisqually River on April 21, 2018, the day before Earth Day 2018. Members of these organizations are working in collaboration with the Nisqually River Council on this event. They heartily invite BHAS members to help with this effort. The emerging [...]

  • 2018 Year of the Bird: Partnership with National Geographic

    January 1, 2018 (from David J. Ringer, National Audubon Society) Today marks the beginning of an exciting partnership between National Geographic, Audubon, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, BirdLife International, and dozens of other partners to make 2018 the “Year of the Bird.” Let’s use this year to bring tens of thousands of new people to the cause of bird conservation! To [...]

Birding by Ear at Priest Point Park

April 24 @ 6:00 am-7:00 am

Sure, this field trip requires you to get up early, but bear in mind that spring early mornings can be magical. Meet at the Flora Vista entrance to Priest Point Park bright and early to hear birdsongs...

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Elkhorn Slough / Roger Bessey

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

Come join us for an evening of enjoyment with Roger Bessey as he shares his photos of birds at Elkhorn Slough. Roger is a retired high school horticulture teacher who lives here in Olympia.  More to...

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Bird Walk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR

April 25 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Join Phil Kelley to see native birds and early migrants at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Spring is a rich time to see diverse waterfowl, raptors, songbirds, and others. Be prepared for any kind ...

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Shelton Birds & Brew

April 25 @ 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until 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).


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