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Field Trips

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    Upper Deschutes Falls and Deschutes Watershed: Birding and Botany

    May 7 @ 8:30 am-4:00 pm

    Join us for this rare opportunity to enjoy the special flora and fauna of Upper Deschutes Falls and learn more about the greater Deschutes River Watershed. The Upper Falls is a currently-closed Thurston County park that hosts American Dipper in the fast-flowing water below the falls and features rar...

  • Birding and Breakfast – McLane Nature Trail – May 7th

    May 7

    Meet at McLane Nature Trail on May 7th, the first Saturday of May, at 7:30 a.m.  Discover Pass required.  Breakfast at Shipwreck Restaurant in Mud Bay 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...

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    Morse Preserve

    May 11 @ 7:00 am-1:00 pm

    Organized with the assistance of the Tahoma Audubon Society and resident caretaker, this field trip is the first that Black Hills Audubon has taken to the Morse Wildlife Preserve since it opened to limited access. The Morse Wildlife Preserve in Graham, Washington was established by a donation of lan...

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    Prairie Appreciation Day at Glacial Heritage Preserve with Bob Wadsworth and Craig Merkel

    May 14 @ 7:30 am-9:30 am

    Normally closed, once a year the Glacial Heritage Preserve opens its restored South Sound prairies, streams, and oak woodlands to the public. The timing is grand: camas is in bloom; the hills’ slopes are blue. Other rare prairie wildflowers are also in bloom, and prairie birds are busy. The da...

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    South County 70+ Bird Quest

    May 14 @ 6:30 am-1:00 pm

    We’ll visit a variety of habitats and locations in South County in a quest to find 70+ species. Expect plenty of “action,” as migration will be in full swing and birds in full song. Tireless, hardcore birders who like a faster pace and a “more-the-merrier” approach to one’s day list will...

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Upcoming Events

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    Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival

    May 6 @ 8:00 am-May 8 @ 5:00 pm

    Each spring, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop to rest and feed in Grays Harbor estuary on their migration northward. Coming from as far south as Argentina, these Arctic-bound shorebirds are among the world’s greatest migrants. Some birds travel over 15,000 miles round trip! Tens of tho...

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    BHAS Monthly Speaker Series – The Art of Photography/Rosalind Philips

    May 12 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Join us to  hear Rosalind Philips, photographer.  According to her website Rosalind “….. has pursued her love of the outdoors through photography. Inspiration started early in childhood from reading Gerald Durrell’s animal travelogues, Ernest Shackleton’s journal about t...

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    Ladd Marsh Bird Festival, La Grande, Oregon

    May 13 @ 8:00 am-May 15 @ 5:00 pm

    The Ladd Marsh Bird Festival is scheduled at the height of spring migration and nesting in the Grande Ronde Valley and to commemorate International Migratory Bird Day. Few, if any, places in Union County have a more diverse bird population than can be found at the Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area. Over 200...

  • Your Input Sought on the Carbon Tax Ballot Initiative

    May 20

    Please take this very brief Survey Monkey questionnaire and provide your input.  Black Hills Audubon is considering taking a position concerning public action this year on reducing carbon emissions, particularly in Washington State.  To help us do that, we are inviting input from members and sup...

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Upcoming Recurring Bird Walks & Social Gatherings

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    Bird Walk at Nisqually NWR

    May 11 @ 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

    May 19 @ 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

    May 26 @ 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

    May 16 @ 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

    May 25 @ 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...

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).