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Summer Season’s Best

On July 22nd at 6pm Deb Nickerson and Kim Adelson are hosting a gourmet four-course dinner for 10 persons. Appetizers, Salad, Main dish and side, and dessert, including wine and beer will be provided. Vegetarian and meat options. Come enjoy good food and company in the warmth of the summer. Cost is $50.00. There are only 4 places remaining. Contact [...]

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  • Dessert on the Deck, Birds on the Boat

    On July 8th at 7pm, Hank and Helen Henry are hosting this fundraiser for the chapter. They have only two seats left for this special evening. Come and enjoy dessert and wine on their deck followed by a “National Geographic” evening boat trip to see hundreds of cormorants and bats on Woodard Bay. Sign up by contacting Deb Nickerson at [...]


    As many of you know, BHAS is a long-time supporter of prairie-oak woodland conservation. We were a partner with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) in acquiring the original 810 acres at West Rocky Prairie from Citifor in 2004. At that time, WDFW wanted to purchase the entire property but half was sold to the Port of Tacoma [...]

  • New on the Webpage – Local “Birdy” Places

    Check out Local “Birdy” Places under the Birding tab. This includes Bonnie Wood’s guide to local area birding places, information on Grass Lake Refuge by Jim Lynch, and a guide to the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge by Phil Kelly. READ MORE...

  • 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 [...]

  • Washington Environmental Council

    Are you interested in environmental activism? Are you concerned about endangered species here in Washington? There’s an opportunity for you to make a difference without ever leaving Olympia. Every Tuesday of the month, the Department of Natural Resources meets in Olympia to make decisions about how our state forests are managed and how to conserve habitat for endangered species like the [...]

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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

June 28 @ 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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Shelton Birds & Brew

June 28 @ 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 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).


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.