All Upcoming Black Hills Audubon Events

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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Downtown Ducks

December 16 @ 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Marathon Park
Deschutes Parkway
Olympia, WA United States
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In winter, Capitol Lake and its surroundings are always rich in waterfowl, especially a wide variety of ducks, often with some unusual species to make the experience special.  This walk is oriented toward helping people with less experience in birding as they learn to identify different categories of birds.  Dress warmly and come join us.  We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at Marathon Park on Deschutes...

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Christmas Bird Count

December 17
Gull Harbor Lutheran Church
4610 Boston Harbor Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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This year’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC)—held annually between December 14 and January 5—will be on Sunday December 17 in the Olympia area. According to the National Audubon Society it is the “nation’s longest- running citizen science bird project,” now in its 117th year. Beginning on Christmas day 1900, it was proposed as an alternative to the “side hunt,” a holiday tradition that b...

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Olympia Birds & Brew

December 18 @ 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
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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
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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

December 20 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

It is beautiful at Nisqually in the fall: golden grasses, russet leaves, sun sparkling on water. It is when migrating waterfowl are visiting or wintering over, as well, and one gets to practice identifying birds that are sometimes difficult for me: ducks, shorebirds, gulls, and raptors. Come on a Wednesday, and Phil Kelley will help you identify birds and give you wonderful tips for recognizing th...

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Birding Eagle’s Pride Golf Course – JBLM

December 21 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until February 15, 2018

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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Shelton Birds & Brew

December 27 @ 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
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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
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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 – Capitol Lake (Marathon Park)/Jennifer DeSelle

January 6, 2018 @ 8:00 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 8:00 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. (Jan. and Feb. at 8:00 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 wha...

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Too Big For Our Niches / Burt Guttman

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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Humans are a species not confined to an ecological niche.  Instead our population has grown to an impossible level and we serve an economic system that destroys the only place we have to live. We will examine this situation and ask how it can be ended. Come join us for an evening with Burt Guttman, retired professor from the Evergreen State College, internationally known researcher and author, an...

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

February 3, 2018 @ 8:00 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 8:00 a.m.  ( $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. (Jan. and Feb. at 8:00 a.m.) on the f...

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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 101

January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am-February 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516 United States
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Birding 101, a beginner birding class, will be offered for 5 consecutive Saturdays 9-11am from January 13th to February 10th, 2018 at the Visitor Center at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Scott Mills, a retired Biology professor and professional ornithologist, will be the instructor. The class will introduce birding with an emphasis on developing identification skills. Other topics will includ...

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Winter Wings Festival

February 15, 2018-February 18, 2018
Klamath Falls
Klamath Falls, OR 97601 United States + Google Map

The 2018 Winter Wings Festival boasts many new activities as well as tried and true hits. See their website www.winterwingsfest.org for all of the details and registration and contact information. READ MORE...

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Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival

February 24, 2018-February 25, 2018
Port Susan Festival HQ
27130 102nd Avenue N.W.
Stanwood, WA 98292 United States
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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 ...

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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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Hood Canal Aboard the Lady Alderbrook

March 3, 2018 @ 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...

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Advanced Birding with Scott Mills

February 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am-March 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516 United States
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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...

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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 / Birding by Ear

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.  Meet us at Priest Point Park at the Rose Garden Shelter at 5 p.m.  We are talking with some birding by ear experts and hope to start the picnic with a birding by ear experience for everyone.  After a short introduction by the experts about what they enjoy about birding by ear and some of their most memorable experiences,  the...

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