All Upcoming Black Hills Audubon Events

Birding by Ear at Priest Point Park

May 2 @ 6:00 am-7:00 pm
Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive S.W.
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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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@nullekit.com or call 360-943-3752. There is a limit of 10 people. READ MO...

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Bird Walk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR

May 3 @ 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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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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Birding Darlin Creek Preserve with Capitol Land Trust

May 6 @ 8:30 am-11:30 pm
Darlin Creek Preserve
8910 Lake Lucinda Drive S.W.
Lacey, WA 98512 United States

  Our annual joint field trip with Capitol Land Trust takes us to Darlin Creek Preserve this year. 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. The preserve...

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Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival

May 5-May 7
Hoquiam High School
Hoquiam, WA United States + Google Map

Each spring, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop to rest and feed in Grays Harbor estuary on their migration northward. Coming from as far south as Argentina, these Arctic-bound shorebirds are among the world’s greatest migrants. Some birds travel over 15,000 miles round trip! Tens of thousands of shorebirds feed on the open mudflats in the estuary. This concentration of birds offers pe...

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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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Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day: Birding at Tumwater Historical Park

May 13 @ 8:00 am-10:00 am
Tumwater Historical Park
802 Deschutes Way S.W.
Tumwater, WA 98501 United States
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Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on this morning field trip to Tumwater Historical Park, where proximity to water and verges between open space and copses encourage plenty of bird activity. Expect to see the usual (yet always charming) native species, waterfowl, and perhaps more exciting this time of year, migrating species such as warblers. Paths at the park are paved, but we may walk o...

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Prairie Appreciation Day: Birding Glacial Heritage Preserve

May 13 @ 7:30 am-9:30 pm
Glacial Heritage Preserve
Rochester, WA United States + Google Map

Normally closed, once a year the Glacial Heritage Preserve opens its restored South Sound prairies, streams, and oak woodlands to the public. The timing is grand: camas is in bloom; the hills’ slopes are blue. Other rare prairie wildflowers are also in bloom, and prairie birds are busy. The day will start with an early birdwalk led by Black Hills Audubon. The birdwalk will cover the open pra...

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Backyard Wildlife Festival – Tukwila, Washington

May 13
Tukwila Community Center
See driving directions on weibsite
Tukwila, WA United States
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The intention of this free all-day event is to encourage and inspire people to welcome wildlife, including birds and butterflies, into their backyards, gardens, and communities. There will be educational exhibits, arts and crafts vendors, and native plant sales. Don’t leave the kids at home! There will be plenty to keep the entire family entertained. For more information, see www.backyardwil...

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Olympia Birds & Brew

May 15 @ 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
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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

May 18 @ 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 Morse Preserve with Joe Zabransky

May 20 @ 7:00 am-12:00 pm
Morse Wildlife Preserve
Graham, WA United States + Google Map

Organized with the assistance of the Tahoma Audubon and resident caretaker, BHAS is returning this year to the Morse Preserve. The Morse Wildlife Preserve (Graham, WA) was established by a donation of land from Lloyd and Maxine Morse in 1995. It is situated at the headwaters of the north fork of Muck Creek and consists of various habitats on 98 acres including conifer forest, wetlands, oak savanna...

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Ladd Marsh Bird Festival – LaGrande, Oregon

May 19-May 21
Ladd Marsh
La Grande, OR United States + Google Map

The festival opens Friday night with music (original songs about birds and birding) by the Odd Strings followed by a presentation by Mark Obmascik, author of “The Big Year” and “Halfway to Heaven.” Beginning Saturday morning and through weekend, the wildlife area is open to birding and exploration. From 6:00 am to noon on Saturday, six stations will be staffed by local birders to assist vi...

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Leavenworth Spring Birdfest

May 18-May 21
Leavenworth
Leavenworth, WA United States + Google Map

The Leavenworth area features spectacular habitats ranging from snow-capped mountains to sunny ponderosa pine forests, lush riparian zones to shrub-steppe. All field trips during this festival are led by experts and professionals in their field. Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come to the Leavenworth area for the breeding season. Photographer Clay Taylor will be the keynote sp...

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Meadowlark Nature Festival – British Columbia

May 18-May 22
Meadowlark Nature Festival – Shatford Center
760 Main Street
Penticton, British Columbia Canada
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The Meadowlark Nature Festival has evolved into one of Canada’s premier outdoor nature celebrations offering over 90 environmental tours and events held under the open sky, which take people from Canada’s unique desert to the alpine meadows high above the Okanagan Lake. People from across North America and as far away as Europe now come and enjoy the activities led by prominent naturalists, ed...

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Birding Nisqually Land Trust’s Powell Creek Preserve with Joe Zabransky and Kim Adelson

May 27 @ 8:00 am-11:00 am
Powell Creek Preserve
22417 Hobson Road S.E.
Yelm, WA 98597 United States

This property is adjacent to the Nisqually River and is part of Nisqually Land Trust’s Powell Creek Complex, a 460-acre block, which includes mature forest as well as riparian area. The site is home to abundant wildlife, including cougar, elk, and diverse waterfowl. We will be mostly out on replanted pastures, which are still quite open at this time. Expect the ground to be rough and uneven....

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WENAS Campout

May 27-May 28
Wenas Creek Campground
See website for directions WA United States

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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Birding Klamath Basin with Hank and Helen Henry

May 26-May 29
Klamath Falls
Klamath Falls, OR 97601 United States + Google Map

This is an overnight trip during Memorial Day weekend to one of the Northwest’s birding hotspots – the Klamath Falls, Oregon area, including Upper Klamath Lake environs and Lower Klamath Wildlife Refuge on the Oregon/California state line. The trip is open to birders of all skill levels who would enjoy seeing waterfowl and woodland birds. We will drive to Klamath Lake viewing spots and...

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Shelton Birds & Brew

May 31 @ 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 by Ear Class

June 2 @ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Grace Community Covenant Church
5501 Wiggins Rd. SE
Olympia, WA United States
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Birding by Ear – An Introduction Instructor: Paul Hicks Please join us for our Birding by Ear Class on Friday, June 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This will be a lecture/discussion, followed-up with an early morning field trip—a choice between the 3rd or 10th (or possibly 20th) of June. Our instructor is long-time birder Paul Hicks, who has been birding by ear since high school. The lecture compone...

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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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Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival – Sisters, Oregon

June 1-June 4
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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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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Woodard Bay for Beginning and Intermediate Birders

June 10 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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, Pacific Wrens, Brown Creepers, Wilson Warblers, and Pileated Woodpeckers as we walk through the deep forest of cedars and Douglas fir and reach Henderson Inlet where we may see Cormorants, Purple Martins, and seals among others. The approximately 2-mile ...

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McLane Creek

June 17 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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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Birding Mima Mounds and Scatter Creek

June 24 @ 7:30 am-2:00 pm
Mima Mounds and Scatter Creek Preserves
South Thurston County, WA United States + Google Map

This field trip has a little bit of everything: birds, botany, butterflies, as well as two knowledgeable and energetic leaders. Explore the birds and plants at two choice South Sound prairie sites near Olympia: Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve and Scatter Creek Wildlife Area. At both sites we should see prairie flowers, prairie birds, and some butterflies. Meet to park and carpool at the newer Mc...

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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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