All Upcoming Black Hills Audubon Events

Olympia Birds & Brew

August 21 @ 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 March 20, 2019
Fish Tale Brewpub
515 Jefferson St. SE
Olympia, WA United States
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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...

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Bird Walk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR

August 23 @ 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, walking shoes, water, snacks, binoculars, and scope if you have one.  If you don’t have binoculars, you may borrow a pair at the Visitor Center.  Dress in layers and be prepared for western Washington...

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Shelton Birds & Brew

August 30 @ 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
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El Sarape Cantina
318 W Railroad Avenue
Shelton, 98584 United States
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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:...

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Birding and Breakfast – Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge/Deb Nickerson

September 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
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Meet Deb Nickerson at 7:30 at the Visitor Center Overlook.  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 July and August.  Bird with us, then enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant.  Beginning birders are welcome.  Share what you know, connect, enjoy. For ...

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Monroe Swift Night Out

September 2 @ 8:00 pm-September 3 @ 8:00 pm
Frank Wagner Elemenary School
Monroe, WA United States + Google Map

For this year’s details, visit the Monroe Swifts website. Eastside Audubon and other local organizations invite you to Swift Night Out, their annual festival held on a Saturday evening in September to celebrate the peak of the Vaux’s migration in Monroe. Each September thousands of migrating Vaux’s Swifts pause to roost in the old brick chimney at Frank Wagner Elementary School i...

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Birds of Costa Rica/Sam Merrill

September 14 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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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 level on both the Pacific and the Atlantic to a central spine that rises to over 12,000 feet, and much rugged terrain in between, the land supports many different habitats.  Costa Rica has had no ar...

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Chelan Ridge Hawk Watch Migration Festival

September 15-September 16
Pateros
WA United States + Google Map

Join the Methow Valley Ranger District, HawkWatch International, and tNorth Central Washington Audubon Societyt his fall for the 9th annual Chelan Ridge Hawk Migration Festival. This free family event combines activities in Pateros, Washington and shuttle trips to the Chelan Ridge migration site to learn about and celebrate raptors as they journey to winter territories. You will get to visit vendo...

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Puget Sound Bird Fest

September 15-September 17
Frances Anderson Center
700 Main Street
Edmonds, 98020 United States
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Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds, Washington is an annual fall celebration of birds and nature found on the beautiful shores of Puget Sound. The three-day event includes speakers, guided walks, land and water-based field trips, exhibits, and educational activities for children and adults. Plan to spend the weekend in Edmonds, birding and meeting other birders, naturalists, photographers, and peopl...

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Birding Eagle’s Pride Golf Course – JBLM

September 21 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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Eagle’s Pride Golf Course
Exit 116 (Mounts Road) WA United States

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 and bring water and snacks as needed. Meet at the driving range parking spaces. Take exit 116 off I-5N...

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Birding and Breakfast – Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area/Sam Merrill

October 7 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area
7000 Whitham Rd Ne
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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Meet Sam Merrill at 7:30 at the Woodard Bay Conservation Area.  From Olympia: take Boston Harbor Road north, then right on Woodard Bay Road, crossing Libby Road.  There is a small parking area on the left just before crossing the bridge over Woodard Bay (Discover Pass required here); or drive across the bridge and up the hill to a County parking lot that does not require a Discover Pass — ...

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Ridgefield Birdfest and Bluegrass Celebration

October 6-October 8
Ridgefield
WA United States + Google Map

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge holds a special place in many birders’ and naturalists’ hearts. Each year, volunteers put together a weekend full of field trips, concerts, and more. Keep an eye on their website www.ridgefieldfriends.org for details and schedule as they evolve. READ MORE...

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Wildlife of Brazil’s Cerrado and Pantanal/ Sally Vogel

October 12 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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Come join us for an evening with Sally Vogel, birder, author, artist, and photographer.  Tonight Sally will talk about her adventures in Brazil. “A dual interest in art and photography has led me to specialize in design in nature.  I was the advent of the digital darkroom which allowed me to combine these two passions to achiever my artistic vision. My working life was devoted to education.  ...

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Big Birds of Clark County

October 14
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and other sites. Meet at 6:15 a.m. at the Ace Hardware Store in Tumwater (Trosper and Capital) to carpool.
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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 interesting but long-shot specialties include Red-Shouldered Hawk, American White Pelican, White-Breasted Nuthatch, and Lesser Goldfinch. Late-migrating shor...

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Birding and Breakfast – Millersylvania State Park/Carla Miller

November 4 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Millersylvania State Park
12245 Tilley Rd South
Olympia, WA , 98512 United States
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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 head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of...

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Photography and Birds / Alan Bauer

November 9 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Alan Bauer will talk about photography, especially how to take better bird photos.   We’ll learn more about what makes a good photo, what doesn’t and how to make it happen with birds including techniques, lighting, and  equipment.  Alan will show us example of bird photos, especially Washington State birds,  and tell us the story of what’s worked for him and what hasn’...

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Birding and Breakfast – Mud Bay /Bob Wadsworth

December 2 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Mud Bay Park and Ride
510 Madrona Beach road
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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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 restaurant.  Beginning birders are welcome.  Share what you know, connect, enjoy.  For more informat...

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Birds of Borneo/ Jerry Broadus

December 14 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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In 2016 Jerry Broadus and Clarice Clark joined a birdbanding project in Borneo with long-time friend and (for several years) Morse Audubon Preserve bander, Suzanne Tomassi, who is running a 10-year study and banding project in the Danum Valley in northern Borneo, an unforgettable and remote area with perhaps the oldest rainforest in the world. They were there through SEARRP (South East Asia Rainfo...

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Christmas Bird Count

December 25

To sign up to count birds or lead a group contact Bill Shelmerdine at 360 866- 9106 or georn at hotmail.com.  Everyone’s welcome.   No prior experience is required.  There’s a chili feed afterwards at 5 p.m. at Temple Beth Hatfiloh at  201 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA. You don’t have to stay in one spot all day, nor participate all day long.  Join us.  It’s a lot of fu...

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

January 6, 2018 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Marathon Park
1000 Deschutes Parkway
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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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 breakfast at a local restaurant.  Beginning birders are welcome.  Share what you know, connect, enjoy. ...

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Burt Guttman Talks About Birds

January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 am-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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Burt Guttman will talk about birds.  More to come. READ MORE...

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Birding and Breakfast – Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge / Suzanne Wilson

February 3, 2018 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516 United States
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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 your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month, exce...

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Wildlife Photographer / Bonnie Block

February 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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Come join us for an evening with Bonnie Block.  Bonnie is a self taught wildlife photographer residing in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, Wa.  Since retiring in 2009 Bonnie has been able to devote herself to combining her love of photography and art with her lifelong passion for animals and the natural world. Photographing the birds of the Pacific Northwest as well as birds throughout the wo...

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Birding and Breakfast – Woodard Bay/ Bob Wadsworth

March 3, 2018 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area
7000 Whitham Rd Ne
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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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...

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Birding and Breakfast – Black Lake Meadows/Sam Merrill

April 7, 2018 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Black Lake Meadows Reserve
Black Lake Meadows Reserve
Olympia, WA 98512 United States
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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...

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Washington Bird Year / Jennifer McKeirnan

April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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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...

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Birding and Breakfast – McLane Nature Trail/Jennifer DeSelle

May 5, 2018 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
McLane Creek Nature Trail
5043 Delphi Road Southwest
Olympia, WA 98512 United States
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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...

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Elkhorn Slough / Roger Bessey

May 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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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...

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

June 2, 2018 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516 United States
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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...

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Black Hills Audubon Society Annual Picnic / Local Politician

June 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive Northeast
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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Come join us for Black Hills Audubon Society’s Annual Picnic.  We meet at Priest Point Park at the Rose Garden Shelter.  The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a bird walk.  That is followed at 6 p.m. by dinner and a program. We are talking with local politicians and hope to find one to speak at the program.   More to come. Black Hills Audubon Society will provide wrap sandwiches and potato c...

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