NEW CLASS!

BIRDING BY SHAPE

DECEMBER 1   @   7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

on-a-wireBird shape is almost always a useful, and in some cases the best, tool to identify birds but is underused by many birders. This very interesting class helps you focus on bird shape by presenting a wide variety of examples and highlighting some local bird species groups where shape is a valuable identification tool.  For more information click here.

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Field Trips

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    Downtown Ducks

    December 18 @ 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Join Burt Guttman for his annual quest for winter birds in downtown Olympia. This trip is especially oriented toward beginner birders, but all interested folks are welcome. There may be many kinds of ducks, geese, grebes, and the occasional swan or loon possible, as well as passerines in the trees a...

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    Birding and Breakfast – Capitol Lake (Marathon Park)/Jennifer DeSelle

    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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    Birding and Breakfast – Nisqually Wildlife Refuge / Suzanne Wilson

    February 4, 2017 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am

    Meet at Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center parking lot (100 Brown Farm  Road NE, Olympia, WA 98516) at 7:30  ( $3.00 fee for 4 adults or Federal Park Pass required; children under 16 free).  Breakfast at Panera Bread at Hawks Prairie after birding.  Want to get a head start on you...

  • Birding and Breakfast – Woodard Bay/ Bob Wadsworth

    March 4, 2017 @ 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...

  • Birding and Breakfast – Merrill/Lynam

    April 1, 2017 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am

    Meet us at  Black Lake Meadows at 7:30 a.m. for birding followed by breakfast at a restaurant to be determined by the group. 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 en...

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Upcoming Events

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    Monthly Speaker Series – Birds at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) / Nathanael Swecker

    December 8 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Nathanael Swecker spent 2015 birding the training areas of JBLM. Learning the rules and regulations for accessing the base turned out to be easy. What wasn’t easy was understanding the complex environments and unique landscapes. But after a year of dedication and exploration Nathanael now has ...

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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...

  • Exploring Mongolia’s Wildlife — Birds, Herds, and Conservation Challenges with Jean MacGregor

    January 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Mongolia, the most sparsely populated country in the world, is home to diverse ecosystems and wildlife, as well as a culture of nomadic herders with a deep connection to the land.  Longstanding Auduboner, Jean MacGregor, will share photos and stories of a 2015 Mongolian adventure that covered over ...

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    BHAS Monthly Speaker Series – Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary/Elizabeth Rodrick

    February 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Good environmental stewardship begins in our own backyards. A bald eagle soars over a high bluff surveying the waters below. A red-tailed hawk with outstretched wings drifts effortlessly over a forest and open field. Hummingbirds zip by your window on their way to the flower garden. The morning dew ...

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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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    Birding Eagle’s Pride Golf Course – JBLM

    December 15 @ 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

    December 19 @ 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

    December 28 @ 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).