All Upcoming Black Hills Audubon Events

WENAS Memorial Day Weekend Campout

May 24-May 27
Wenas Creek Campground
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Every Memorial Day weekend, members of Washington’s Audubon chapters and their families and friends gather at the primitive, yet free!, Wenas Creek Campground in the Wenas Valley, on the east side of the Cascades between Ellensburg and Yakima, to enjoy the natural surroundings, abundant bird life, and each other’s company. There are campfire programs every evening and guided field trip...

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Bird Walk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

May 29 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516 United States
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Join Phil Kelley to see the birds and other wildlife who inhabit the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.  When winter settles in at the Refuge, waterfowl of all kinds come to spend the season, visit, feed, and rest.  All too soon another spring will roll around and many of these overwintering waterfowl will head north again.  In many ways, winter is the richest season at the Ref...

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Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival

May 30-June 2
Sisters, Oregon
Sisters, OR United States + Google Map

Organized by the East Cascades Audubon Society, the Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival sees 11 species of woodpeckers and over 200 species of birds in total every year. Led by experienced birders, the festival is timed to see young woodpeckers leaving their nests. For full information and details, go to www.ecaudubon.org. As long as you are in the Sisters and Bend area, explore the myriad diverse birdi...

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

June 1 @ 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 on the first Saturday of each month. Bird with us, then enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant. Beginnin...

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McLane Creek

June 1 @ 8:00 am-11:00 am
McLane Creek Nature Trail
5043 Delphi Road Southwest
Olympia, WA 98512 United States
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The McLane Creek Nature Trail consists of an easy 1.4-mile loop trail winding through a variety of habitats. This is a perfect area for birders of all abilities to spot and hear large numbers of our local birds courting, nesting, feeding, and protecting territory. The heart of the area is a large beaver pond which is home to swallows, blackbirds, Song Sparrows, Common Yellowthroats, Belted Kingfis...

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Woodard Bay for Beginning and Intermediate Birders

June 8 @ 8:00 am-11:00 am
Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area
7000 Whitham Rd Ne
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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This walk is designed primarily for beginning and intermediate birders. We will look and listen for woodland birds such as Swainson’s Thrushes, Wilson Warblers, Pacific Wrens, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Western Tanagers, and Pileated Woodpeckers as we walk through the deep forest of cedars and Douglas fir to reach Henderson Inlet where we may see Cormorants, Purple Martins, and seals among others. ...

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LBA Woods

June 9 @ 8:00 am-10:00 am
LBA Woods
one-half mile east of the Boulevard and Morse-Merriman intersection
Olympia, WA United States
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All of our migrant forest birds should have arrived and will be filling the forest with their songs. We will cover two to three miles of trails in two hours (at a birder’s pace), on a clean dirt path with only a couple of small hills. Bring binoculars and footgear to match the weather. Tennis shoes work if it’s dry; otherwise dress for rain. Bring binoculars. We should find grosbeaks, flycatch...

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Black Hills Audubon Society Annual Picnic

June 13 @ 5:00 pm
Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive Northeast
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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You are invited to the annual summer picnic. When: June 13, 2019 Where: Priest Point Park – Rose Garden Shelter Time: 5 p.m. There will be a 5 pm bird walk in the park followed by dinner and socializing. The potluck begins at 5:45. Bring a side dish to share with the group such as a salad, hors d’oeuvres, or dessert, and please supply your own place setting, if you can.

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West Rocky Prairie

June 15 @ 6:30 am-1:00 pm
West Rocky Prairie Wildlife Area
143rd Avenue Southeast
Tenino, WA United States
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Located near Millersylvania State Park, West Rocky Prairie is a large, high-quality, native prairie with oak, ash, and fir woodlands managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. This trip includes a good variety of open country and forest birds such as Chipping Sparrows, House Wrens, and six warbler species. Dress for the weather and expect to walk about 1.5 miles. Some of the walkin...

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Olympia Birds & Brew

June 17 @ 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
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. Get to know other birders from our chapter while sipping and snacking on the couches at back of the Fish Tail Pub. Come with questions, stories or concerns about our beloved birds. All are welcome. No experience necessary.  

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Lewis County Birding Hotspots

June 21 @ 7:30 am-3:00 pm

Here is a chance to see birding hotspots in Lewis County near Centralia, sites probably unfamiliar to most of us.  We’ll travel to Goodrich Road, Borst Park, Hillburger Pond, and Alexander Park to find native birds and spring migrants nesting and fledging.  If  time allows, we’ll swing by the airport, Galvin Road, and the coal plant. We will carpool so please bring a full tank of ga...

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Grays Harbor County Birding Hotspots

August 13
Grays Harbor
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Black Hills Audubon Society has not ventured into Grays Harbor County in several years. Plan on a full day’s outing to scout shorebirds and myriad others in hotspots around the bay and along the Cranberry Highway. We will meet at Mud Bay Park and Ride at 7:00 a.m. Stops may include Hoquiam STP, Ocean Shores, Bottle Beach, Westport, and Tokeland, depending on what’s been sighted. Bring ...

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Monroe Swift Night Out

September 7 @ 9:00 pm-9:30 pm
Frank Wagner Elementary School
115 Dickinson Road
Monroe, WA 98272 United States
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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 in Monroe, a rest stop on their route from northwestern Canada to...

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Puget Sound Birdfest

September 13-September 15
Puget Sound Birdfest Headquarters
700 Main Street
Edmonds, WA 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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Biking and Birding: Sauvie Island and Swifts in Portland

September 21
The Chapman School
1445 N.W. 26th Avenue
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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This is a trip in which you can participate for part or all of it. Car pool assistance provided. Each September Vaux’s Swifts return south, stopping to roost, rest and rejuvenate in chimneys or snags along the way. The Chapman School in Portland boasts a tower that hosts thousands of swifts during September. We begin the day by biking the pastoral Sauvie Island and end it on the lawn of the scho...

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Wings Over Willapa Festival

September 26-September 29
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
115 Lake Street S.E.
Ilwaco, WA 98624 United States
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The second annual Wings Over Willapa Festival will celebrate Willapa National Wildlife Refuge with a day full of classes, workshops, guided tours and more. Whether you’re an experienced birder or just getting acquainted with the great outdoors, nature lovers of all ages are sure to find plenty to do. Because the Refuge is distributed among several individual units, and because the Long Beach Pen...

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Nisqually Watershed Festival

September 28 @ 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516 United States
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The Watershed Festival is an annual celebration featuring art, discovery, music and family fun. This year’s festival will include a number of displays from local organizations, walking tours, the Insect Extravaganza, a salmon barbecue and other great coffee and food options. Festival parking will be at River Ridge High School, 350 River Ridge Drive, Lacey, with a free shuttle to the Refuge runni...

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