All Upcoming Black Hills Audubon Events

Skagit Eagle Festival

January 5-January 26
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday, repeating until January 26, 2019

Concrete Chamber
45770 Main Street
Concrete, WA 98237 United States
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The Skagit Eagle Festival is a month-long celebration during eagle-watching season in eastern Skagit County. Activities take place in Concrete, Rockport and Marblemount every full weekend in January. Please note that some activities are repeated each weekend, on both Saturday and Sunday; other events are one-time only, offered on a Saturday and/or Sunday during specific weekends. An information st...

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Lewis County Birding Hotspots

January 21 @ 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Centralia Safeway
1129 Harrison Avenue
Centralia, WA 98531 United States
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Here is a chance to explore some birding hotspots in Lewis County near Centralia, an area that generally our field trips neglect.  We’ll travel to Goodrich Rd, Borst Park, Airport Rd, Hillburger Pond and Alexander Park to find waterfowl and winter forest birds. Meet at the Centralia Safeway, 1129 Harrison in Centralia at 8am to carpool.  Bring some small bills to reimburse the driver. Dres...

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Olympia Birds & Brew

January 21 @ 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 18, 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. 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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Bird Walk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.

January 23 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

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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Backyard Birds: A two-hour course designed for beginners – Olympia

January 23 @ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Olympia High School
1302 North St SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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Olympia class: Olympia High School Library, January 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost per class is $25.00. Registration is required; contact Deb Nickerson at debranick@nullgmail.com or 360-481-7446 to register. Kim Adelson, a BHAS Board member and retired college professor who frequently lectures on backyard bi...

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Shelton Birds & Brew

January 30 @ 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 November 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 – Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge / Suzanne Wilson

February 2 @ 8:00 am-10:00 am
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516 United States

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 on the first Saturday of each month. Bird with us, t...

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Backyard Birds: A two-hour course designed for beginners – Shelton

February 13 @ 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Shelton Timberland Library
710 W Alder St
Shelton, WA 98584 United States
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Shelton class: Shelton Timberland Library, February 13, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Cost per class is $25.00. Registration is required; contact Deb Nickerson at debranick@nullgmail.com or 360-481-7446 to register. Kim Adelson, a BHAS Board member and retired college professor who frequently lectures on backyard bi...

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Winter Wings Birdfest

February 14-February 17
Klamath Falls
Klamath Falls, OR 97601 United States + Google Map

Celebrate the 40th (!) annual Winter Wings Birdfest and enjoy over 50 guided birding and photography field trips, workshops, receptions, keynotes, and more throughout the Klamath Basin in Oregon and California. Featured speakers will be Pepper Trail, George Lepp, and Julie Zickefoose. To learn more visit www.WinterWingsFest.org. Registration opened December 15th. Register as early as you can; spac...

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Birds of Kruger and Kalahari National Park (South Africa / Botswana) – Cori Halverson

February 14 @ 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 Cori Halverson. Cori, a member of Black Hills Audubon, will show photos from her May 2018 birding trip to South Africa where she visited Kruger National Park and Kgalagadi Trans-frontier Park. Cori’s photos were taken with a D40 Nikon camera with a Tamron lens. She is retired from commercial fishing and joined long-time wildlife-guide friends for an ...

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Birding Eagle’s Pride Golf Course

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

During the summer, Eagle Pride Golf Course’s ponds, thick, diverse habitat, and location only one-half mile from Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge make it a great place to spot many bird species, especially in these busiest months of the birding year. Five swallow species abound and nest at the course, for example, and over 70 species of birds have been documented in the last couple of years. M...

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Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival

February 23-February 24
Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center
27130 102nd Avenue N.W.
Stanwood, WA 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 facilitates your exploration. 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 different species of duck can be...

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Birding and Breakfast – Woodard Bay

March 2 @ 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 on the first Saturday of each month. Beginning  birders are welcome. Share what you know, connect, enjoy. For more information, contact Black Hills Audubon Society at 360-352-7299.

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Identifying Shorebirds Class with Black Hills Audubon Society’s Scott Mills, Ph.D

March 2 @ 9:00 am-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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This course is taught by retired professor of ornithology Scott Mills. Five Saturday Mornings: March 2 – March 30 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Where: Visitor Center Hall at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Cost: $75.00 Register by contacting Ken Brown at kenbrownpls@nullcomcast&#...

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2019 Annual Fundraising Dinner

March 2 @ 4:30 pm-9:00 pm
SPSCC
2011 Mottman Road SW
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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Come to Dinner! An Invitation to Gather with guest speaker Larry Schwitters, “Hero for Swifts” at the South Puget Sound Community College Student Union Building 4:30 PM: Social time, cash bar and sale/raffle perusal* 5:30 Catered dinner begins *All proceeds from raffle ticket sales and experience sign-ups help support BHAS education and conservation programs. Dinner Each dinner is $45 per per...

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Wings Over Water

March 15-March 17
Blaine, Washington
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This annual birding festival celebrates the incredible variety of migratory birds that visit Blaine, Semiahmoo, Birch Bay, and Drayton Harbor, located on the Pacific Flyway in the Northwest corner of Washington State, with field trips, nature cruises, wildlife demonstrations, arts & crafts, kid’s activities, expert wildlife speakers and more. For full details, including places and times,...

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Port Angeles and the Strait of Juan de Fuca

March 16-March 17
McLane Fire Station
125 Delphi Road
Olympia, WA United States
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This is an overnight trip leaving Olympia Saturday, March 16 and returning Sunday, March 17, with Saturday night in Port Angeles. The focus is on seabirds at several locations on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The trip is especially suitable for beginning and intermediate birders, but is open to birders of all skill levels who would enjoy seeing birds, beaches, and the rocky shores of the Olympic Pen...

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Othello Crane Festival

March 22-March 24
Othello, Washington
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The thousands of Sandhill Cranes that congregate in Othello in the early spring are heart-stirring, yet there is much more at this annual, well-organized festival to see, do, and learn. The festival helps you explore the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge and Potholes Reservoir region, very different ecosystems from Western Washington, full of flora, fauna, and birds which we seldom see on our side...

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The Dinosaurs Amongst Us – Kim Dolgin, PhD

April 4 @ 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 Kim Dolgin. Virtually all paleontologist agree that birds evolved from dinosaurs, and most even go so far as to claim that birds are, in fact, living dinosaurs. Come learn about the remarkable similarities between birds and the creatures they evolved from. We guarantee that you will not only be surprised as to how dinosaur-like birds are, but also how ...

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Birding and Breakfast – Black Lake Meadows/Sam Merrill

April 6 @ 8:00 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 on the first Saturday of each month. Bird with us, then e...

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Birding and Breakfast – McLane Nature Trail/Jennifer DeSelle

May 4 @ 8:00 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 on the first Saturday of each month. Bird with us, then enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant. Beginning  birders are welcome. Share what you know, connect, enjoy. F...

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Celebrate What’s Right in the World – Better Bird Photography / Alan Bauer

May 9 @ 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 Alan Bauer. Alan L. Bauer is a professional photographer specializing in the natural history of the Pacific Northwest and coverage of local history. He is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, having grown up on a large family farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and now calling Washington state his home for the past 29 years. Alan is perha...

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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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Bird Walk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR

December 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Join Phil Kelley to see native birds and annual migrants at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Summer is a rich time to see diverse waterfowl, raptors, songbirds, and others. Be prepared for any kind of weather and for walking. Bring water and snacks as needed. The Refuge has a $3.00 entrance fee which is waived if you have a Golden Eagle Pass, federal interagency pass or other applicable pass.

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