All Upcoming Black Hills Audubon Events

Bird Walk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR

March 29 @ 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

March 29 @ 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 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 – Nisqually Wildlife Refuge – Sam Merrill

April 1 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516 United States
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Meet us at  Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center 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 enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant.  Beginning birders are welcome.  Share...

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Attention: Now is Your Chance to Become a Habitat Steward™!

April 4 @ 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Lacey Veterans Services Hub
4232 6th Ave. SE, Ste. 202
Lacey, WA United States
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National Wildlife Federation and Veteran Conservation Corps are offering a specialized 24-hour training to teach you how help others to create and restore wildlife habitat in backyards, schoolyards, and other private and public areas. This program is engaging, fun and highly informative and you get to meet and interact with local conservation professionals and other similarly interested folks! Exp...

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Olympic Peninsula Birdfest

April 7-April 9
Sequim
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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...

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Native Bees of the South Sound/ Joe Dlugo

April 13 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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Emerging from the nooks and crannies of your yard this spring are thousands of six-legged furry beasts. They can be the size of a flea or as big as a peanut.  They can range in color from cardinal red to rich metallic green.  They will make sure you have cucumbers to eat and there are berries for the birds in fall.  They are bees, but maybe not the kind you’re used to. Everyone has heard of t...

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Birding Hood Canal Aboard the Lady Alderbrook

April 15 @ 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Alderbrook Resort
10 East Alderbrook Drive
Union, WA 98592 United States
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So popular was this past November’s field trip aboard the Lady Alderbrook on Hood Canal, we are doing it again. We will again board the Lady Alderbrook at the Alderbrook Resort and seek birds upon and above the waters of Hood Canal. Bill Tweit and Whittier Johnson have again agreed to be our expert birders to help identify Hood Canal’s avian denizens. The Lady Alderbrook has two decks,...

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Olympia Birds & Brew

April 17 @ 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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Birding Eagle’s Pride Golf Course – JBLM

April 20 @ 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 February 15, 2018

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 Pioneer Park for Beginners and Families

April 22 @ 8:30 am-11:00 pm
Pioneer Park
5801 Henderson Road S.E.
Tumwater, WA 98501 United States
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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...

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Birding and Blues Festival – Pacific City, Oregon

April 21-April 23
Kiwanda Community Center
34500 Cape Kiwanda Drive
Pacific City, OR United States
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  This festival offers a multitude of treats: birds, blues, the dramatic Oregon coast, Pacific City’s carved dunes, and several fantastic field trips.  This year’s keynote speaker on Saturday at 1:30 pm is Paul Bannick, author of Owl:  A Year in the Life of North American Owls.  See all of the festival offerings at www.birdingandblues.org. READ MORE...

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Birding and Breakfast – McLane Nature Trail

May 6 @ 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 6th, 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, except July and August.  Bird with us, then enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant.  Beginning bird...

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Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary/Elizabeth Rodrick

May 11 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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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 highlights fragile spider webs at the forest edge. This is Washington State — a great place to...

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Birding and Breakfast/Nisqually Wildlife Refuge / Hank Henry

June 3 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
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 with 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...

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Black Hills Audubon Society Annual Picnic

June 8 @ 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive Northeast
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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Join us Thursday June 8, 2017 at Priest Point Park for the BHAS annual picnic.  Go to Picnic Site 4 on the water side of the park next to the playground and big field.  Enjoy a bird walk at 5 p.m. followed at 6 p.m. by dinner and a program, Increasing Diversity in Conservation Work. The public is welcome. We supply paper plates, serving utensils, wrap sandwiches, and chips. Bring a side dish to ...

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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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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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Sally Vogel who enjoys photography and art will talk about her trip to Brazil and share her bird and wildlife. More to come about her presentation as we get closer to October 12, 2017 READ MORE...

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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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Birds of Borneo/ Jerry Broadus

December 14 @ 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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Come listen to Jerry Broadus talk about his bird banding and birding in Borneo in 2016.  More details to come closer to date A birder for over 20 years, Jerry is an active volunteer, helping with shorebird and other birding related studies, and volunteering at Nisqually and Malheur National Wildlife Refuges. READ MORE...

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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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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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BHAS Speaker Series – Ten for Ten – Share photos and stories

February 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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Do you have favorite birding photos you would like to share? Bring  up to ten photos and share for up to ten minutes.   Don’t want to talk?  That’s fine.  Just share your photo(s).  Interested? Email 4info@nullblackhills-audubon.org. and we...

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