All Upcoming Black Hills Audubon Events

Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival

February 24-February 25
Port Susan Festival HQ
27130 102nd Avenue N.W.
Stanwood, WA 98292 United States
+ Google Map

The North Puget Sound is a wonderful place to watch birds of all kinds and the Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival is a celebration of our unique opportunity to enjoy wildlife. The festival typically offers several classes about wildlife and tours of favorite places to watch the birds that winter here. Winter residents include Great Blue Heron, Eagles, Hawks, and countless shorebirds. Many ...

Find out more »

Bird Walk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR

February 28 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Join Phil Kelley to see native birds and early migrants at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Spring is a rich time to see diverse waterfowl, raptors, songbirds, and others. Be prepared for any kind of weather and for walking. Bring water and snacks as needed. The Refuge has a $3.00 entrance fee which is waived if you have a Golden Eagle Pass, federal interagency pass or other applicable pass. RE...

Find out more »

Shelton Birds & Brew

February 28 @ 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until March 27, 2019

El Sarape Cantina
318 W Railroad Avenue
Shelton, 98584 United States
+ Google Map

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 particular spot. People new to our area will benefit from your knowledge. Last Wednesday of each month at 5:...

Find out more »

Birding and Breakfast – Woodard Bay/ Bob Wadsworth

March 3 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area
7000 Whitham Rd Ne
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
+ Google Map

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 breakfast at a local restaurant.  Beginning birders are welcome.  Share what you know, connect, enj...

Find out more »

Hood Canal Aboard the Lady Alderbrook

March 3 @ 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Alderbrook Resort
10 East Alderbrook Drive
Union, WA 98592 United States

The success of our Lady Alderbrook birding cruises spread, and this time Tahoma Audubon will partner with us to offer a birding cruise aboard the Lady Alderbrook. We will board the Lady Alderbrook at the Alderbrook Resort at noon and seek birds upon and above the waters of Hood Canal. The Lady Alderbrook has two decks, and if the weather happens to be rainy and cold, one can go inside and look out...

Find out more »

2018 Annual Fundraising Dinner

March 3 @ 4:30 pm-9:00 pm
SPSCC
2011 Mottman Road SW
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
+ Google Map

The Black Hills Audubon Society invites you to our 2018 Annual Fundraising Dinner With guest John Marzluff, PhD, University of Washington Welcome to Subirdia How birds respond to development John Marzluff studies how humans affect birds through habitat fragmentation and increased urbanization, as well as the challenges of conserving birds on islands. He focuses primarily on corvids—ravens, crows...

Find out more »

LBA Woods

March 17 @ 9:00 am-10:30 am
LBA Woods
one-half mile east of the Boulevard and Morse-Merriman intersection
Olympia, WA United States

Doubtless you remember and, perhaps, were active in, the grassroots campaign to save the LBA Woods. A last remaining sizeable stand of woodland in southeast Olympia, it is habitat for native plants and myriad birds, both natives and migrants.  On this trip, in partnership with Stream Team, expect to hear luxurious spring birdsong and catch glimpses of migrating warblers, wrens, Anna’s Hummi...

Find out more »

Wings Over Water Bird Festival

March 16-March 18
Blaine, Washington
WA United States + Google Map

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 & crafts, kid’s activities, expert wildlife speakers and more. For full details, including places and times,...

Find out more »

Olympia Birds & Brew

March 19 @ 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 20, 2019

Fish Tale Brewpub
515 Jefferson St. SE
Olympia, WA United States
+ Google Map

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 couches in the back. READ MORE...

Find out more »

Advanced Birding with Scott Mills

February 24 @ 9:00 am-March 24 @ 11:00 am
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516 United States
+ Google Map

Advanced Birding with Scott Mills will be taught five consecutive Saturdays, February 24th through March 24th. Continue learning bird identification with more time spent on morphs, gulls, biology and behavior. Field trips are included with the course and will be determined at the first class. Professor Scott Mills is a retired Biology professor and professional ornithologist. Cost is $75.00. Th...

Find out more »

Othello Crane Festival

March 23-March 25
Othello
WA United States + Google Map

The thousands of Sandhill Cranes that congregate in Othello in the early spring are heart-stirring, yet there is much more at this annual, well-organized festival to see, do, and learn. The festival helps you explore the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge and Potholes Reservoir region, very different ecosystems from Western Washington, full of flora, fauna, and birds which we seldom see on our side...

Find out more »

Cranberry Lake in Mason County

March 31 @ 9:00 am-11:00 am
Cranberry Lake
10 East Tintagel Place
Shelton, WA 98594 United States
+ Google Map

Cranberry Lake Tree Farm is 440+ acres of working multi-age forest surrounding a pristine 200+ acre lake. This is a working tree farm and has a new boardwalk, shelter, and toilet facilities. These hundreds of acres of wood and water are home to eagles, loons, bears, trumpeter swans, osprey, heron, beavers, cougars, and more! Expect to see spring migrants, waterfowl, and woodpeckers. Meet on the no...

Find out more »

Birding and Breakfast – Black Lake Meadows/Sam Merrill

April 7 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Black Lake Meadows Reserve
Black Lake Meadows Reserve
Olympia, WA 98512 United States
+ Google Map

Meet Sam Merrill for early spring migrants at Black Lake Meadows in SW Olympia.  Meet in the small parking lot just before the railroad tracks going south on RW Johnson Blvd. SW between 21st Ave. and Mottman Rd.  Breakfast afterward at a location to be determined. 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...

Find out more »

Washington Bird Year / Jennifer McKeirnan

April 12 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
+ Google Map

Come meet Jen McKeirnan who recently completed a Washington Bird Year.  The following is from Jen’s website.  “My name is Jen McKeirnan.  I am a birder and amateur photographer.   In 2014/2015, I took the Seattle Audubon Society’s Master Birder class taught by Dennis Paulson. We studied 346 bird species within the state of Washington. It was shortly after that class when I decide...

Find out more »

Olympic Peninsula Birdfest

April 13-April 15
Dungeness River Audubon Center
2151 West Hendrickson Road
Sequim, WA 98392 United States
+ Google Map

This festival provides participants the opportunity to view a wide variety of birds normally seen on the Olympic Peninsula. Field trips are planned for Sequim Bay, Port Angeles Harbor, Ediz Hook, Dungeness Spit, the Elwha River, Salt Creek and at Neah Bay, as well as trips through wooded areas to view songbirds and locate owls in the evening. Boat trips to Protection Island are also planned. The N...

Find out more »

Birding by Ear at Priest Point Park

April 17 @ 6:00 am-7:00 am
Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive S.W.
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
+ Google Map

Sure, this field trip requires you to get up early, but bear in mind that spring early mornings can be magical. Meet at the Flora Vista entrance to Priest Point Park bright and early to hear birdsongs at their freshest. Learn the songs of common natives as well as listen for migrants who have come in overnight. Please e-mail Kevin Head if you wish to attend at khead@n...

Find out more »

Pioneer Park for Beginners of all Ages

April 21 @ 8:30 am-11:00 am
Pioneer Park
5801 Henderson Road S.E.
Tumwater, WA 98501 United States
+ Google Map

Pioneer Park on Henderson Road in Tumwater is an under-appreciated birding site gem. Driving past it, one thinks the park consists solely of baseball and soccer fields. Less easily seen is the Deschutes River flowing through the park, the wide wetlands behind the baseball fields, and the mown paths that meander through riparian woods and meadows. The park provides habitat for a surprising diversit...

Find out more »

Darlin Creek

April 22 @ 8:30 am-11:00 am
Darlin Creek Preserve
8910 Lake Lucinda Drive S.W.
Lacey, WA 98512 United States
+ Google Map

This beautiful property was conserved by Capitol Land Trust in 2016 and is comprised of 312 acres, protecting hundreds of acres of healthy forest, 70 acres of diverse wetland habitat, Lake Lucinda, and two miles of streams. Expect to spend at least a couple of hours at the preserve. As always, dress for the weather; bring your favorite spotting equipment; and please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes a...

Find out more »

Birding and Blues Festival – Pacific City, Oregon

April 20-April 22
Pacific City
Pacific City, OR 97135 United States + Google Map

Check the 14th annual Pacific City Birding and Blues Festival website at www.birdingandblues.org to see schedule updates, or e-mail birdingandblues@nullgmail.com. Oregon’s Tillamook Coast has much to offer, not least free cheese and ice cream samples at the Tillamook C...

Find out more »

Birding by Ear at Priest Point Park

April 24 @ 6:00 am-7:00 am
Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive S.W.
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
+ Google Map

Sure, this field trip requires you to get up early, but bear in mind that spring early mornings can be magical. Meet at the Flora Vista entrance to Priest Point Park bright and early to hear birdsongs at their freshest. Learn the songs of common natives as well as listen for migrants who have come in overnight. Please e-mail Kevin Head if you wish to attend at khead@n...

Find out more »

Protection Island Spring Bird Migration Cruise

April 28

Protection Island is an amazing National Wildlife Refuge located just outside Port Townsend. Nearly 70 percent of the nesting seabird population of Puget Sound and the Straits nest on the island. This includes one of the largest colonies of Rhinoceros Auklets in the USA. Although the refuge is closed to the public, visitors can view the inhabitants from a distance on this boat tour. Naturalists fr...

Find out more »

Birding by Ear at Priest Point Park

May 1 @ 6:00 am-7:00 am
Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive S.W.
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
+ Google Map

Sure, this field trip requires you to get up early, but bear in mind that spring early mornings can be magical. Meet at the Flora Vista entrance to Priest Point Park bright and early to hear birdsongs at their freshest. Learn the songs of common natives as well as listen for migrants who have come in overnight. Please e-mail Kevin Head if you wish to attend at khead@n...

Find out more »

Birding and Breakfast – McLane Nature Trail/Jennifer DeSelle

May 5 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
McLane Creek Nature Trail
5043 Delphi Road Southwest
Olympia, WA 98512 United States
+ Google Map

Meet at McLane Nature Trail on May 5th, the first Saturday of May, at 7:30 a.m.  Discover Pass required.  Breakfast at Blue Heron Bakery 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 restaurant.  Beginning birders are welcome...

Find out more »

Elkhorn Slough / Roger Bessey

May 10 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
+ Google Map

Come join us for an evening of enjoyment with Roger Bessey as he shares his photos of birds at Elkhorn Slough. Roger is a retired high school horticulture teacher who lives here in Olympia.  More to come as we get closer to the event.   READ MORE...

Find out more »

Birding and Breakfast/Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge / Hank Henry

June 2 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516 United States
+ Google Map

Meet Hank Henry at 7:30 at  Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center for birding.  Breakfast afterwards at Norma’s Restaurant at  the freeway interchange just outside the entrance to the Refuge. 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...

Find out more »

Black Hills Audubon Society Annual Picnic / Birding by Ear

June 14 @ 5:00 pm
Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive Northeast
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
+ Google Map

Come join us for Black Hills Audubon Society’s (BHAS) Annual Picnic.  Meet us at Priest Point Park at the Rose Garden Shelter at 5 p.m.  Instead of a presentation, BHAS will offer one or more “birding by ear” walks. Since people usually arrive gradually at the picnic rather than all at once, the leaders (led by Sam Merrill), will decide together how to arrange the walk(s).  It...

Find out more »
View All Events