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Field Trips

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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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    Annual Hardcore Birders’ Field Trip to Kitsap and Jefferson Counties

    November 5

      Attention hardcore birders! This trip is for you. Last year’s trip featured excellent sightings of Harlequin Ducks and Long-Tailed Ducks, along with other birds and waterfowl totaling nearly 100 species. The weather has always cooperated for this field trip, too, so if you count yoursel...

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    Birding Hood Canal Aboard the Lady Alderbrook

    November 12 @ 8:30 am-12:00 pm

    This field trip promises to be a special treat. The plan is to board the Lady Alderbrook at the Alderbrook Resort and seek birds upon and above the waters of Hood Canal. We will have the services of two expert birders to help identify Hood Canal’s avian denizens. The Lady Alderbrook has two de...

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    Big Birds of Clark County / Bob Wadsworth

    November 19

    NOTE:  This field trip has been changed to November 19. 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 ...

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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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Upcoming Events


    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,  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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    Annual Dinner

    March 4, 2017 @ 4:30 pm-9:00 pm

    2017 Annual Black Hills Audubon Society Dinner and Silent Auction Saturday, March 4, 4:30 to 9:00 pm  South Puget Sound Community College, Student Union Bldg. Come early for social time and peruse auction items. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.. Our featured speaker will be Julia K Parrish, Exec...

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Upcoming Recurring Bird Walks & Social Gatherings

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    Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

    November 2 @ 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

    November 17 @ 9:00 am-1:00 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

    November 21 @ 5:30 pm-7:30 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 couche...

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    Shelton Birds and Brew

    November 30 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 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).