Upcoming Chapter
Field Trips

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    Hood Canal/ Deb Nickerson & Whittier Johnson

    February 27 @ 7:30 am-5:00 pm

    This trip will explore birding sites along the Hood Canal. We’ll meet at the Mud Bay Park and Ride off Highway 101 at 7:30 a.m. We’ll proceed north to Shelton where we will take Route 3 to Allyn and then head west along Route 106, stopping along the way to look for diving ducks, loons, grebe...

  • Birding and Breakfast – Woodard Bay

    March 5 @ 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...

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    Port Angeles and the Strait of Juan de Fuca/Sam Merrill and Bob Wadsworth

    March 19-March 20

    This is an overnight trip leaving Olympia Saturday, March 19 and returning Sunday, March 20, 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...

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    Kayaking Budd Bay with the South Sound Estuary Association

    March 26 @ 9:30 am-2:00 pm

    This outing is co-sponsored by Black Hill Audubon and the South Sound Estuary Association. At once a kayak excursion and a quest for birds who frequent upper Bud Bay, we will start at Boston Harbor Marina and paddle south along the shoreline, past Burfoot Park’s Pigeon Guillemots’ bluffs...

  • Birding and Breakfast – Tenino

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

    Meet at Tenino in the parking lot of Market Place/Scotty B’s, bird around Tenino, then enjoy breakfast at Scotty B’s. 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, the...

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Upcoming Events

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    Annual Dinner

    March 5 @ 4:30 pm-9:00 pm

    29th Annual Black Hills Audubon Society Dinner and Silent Auction Saturday, March 5, 4:30 to 9:00 pmSouth Puget Sound Community College, Student Union Bldg. Come early for Social Time and perusal of the Auction Items. Dinner will be served at 5:30. Our featured speaker will be Paul Bannick, author...

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    Annual Dinner Auction 2016 Preview

    March 5 @ 4:30 pm-9:00 pm

    For those of you attending the Annual Dinner on March 5 at SPSCC, here is a preliminary glimpse at the Auction offerings: NEW ITEMS: One 8-Week Adult Spanish Course at any level provided by Lengua Rica. Value: $180.  Check out their website: www.lenguarica.org Birding by Ear Field Trip to West Ro...

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    County Plant Sale and BHAS Climate Change

    March 5

    Thurston Conservation District’s plant sale is Saturday, March 5th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the District Office parking lot at 2918 Fergusen St SW #1-A  Tumwater, WA  98512.  Contact Ashley McVie at 360 754-3588 Ext 100 weekdays between 12:30 p.m and 4:30 p.m.  Black Hills Audubon Societ...

  • Bird-banding Training Scholarships

    March 10

    Black Hills Audubon Society (BHAS) is excited to again offer two scholarships for bird-banding training this coming spring. The six days of training will be presented at Glacial Heritage Preserve over two long week-ends, likely on May 27-30 and June 4-6, by the Center for Natural Lands Management (C...

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    Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival

    March 11 @ 8:00 am-March 13 @ 5:00 pm

      This annual birding festival celebrates the incredible variety of migratory birds that visit Blaine, Semiahmoo, Birch Bay, and Drayton Harbor, located on the Pacific Flyway in the Northwest corner of Washington State, with field trips, nature cruises, wildlife demonstrations, arts & craft...

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Upcoming Recurring Bird Walks & Social Gatherings

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    Bird Walk at Nisqually NWR

    February 17 @ 8:00 am-11:00 am
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    Weekly on the same day until August 28, 2016

    Phil Kelley leads a Birding Walk at Nisqually NWR. Meet at the Nisqually Visitor Center....

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    Birding Eagle’s Pride Golf Course – JBLM

    February 18 @ 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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    Bird Walk at Theler Wetlands

    February 11 @ 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), the last of which will begin on September 30, 2016

    Guided bird walk every second and fourth Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon with Faye Hands and John Riegsecker  of ABC Bird Club,  Tahoma Audubon Society.  Public is welcome.   READ MORE......

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    Olympia Birds & Brew

    February 15 @ 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, 2016

    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...

  • Shelton Birds and Brew

    February 24 @ 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, 2016

    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 particular spot. People new to our area wil...

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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).