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February 2018

Bayshore Preserve, Oakland Bay

February 17 @ 8:30 am-10:30 am
Bayshore Preserve, SR 3
Shelton, WA United States
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Conserved in 2014 by Capitol Land Trust, Bayshore Preserve on Oakland Bay is a diverse tract of land with a diverse history, boasting salt-water frontage, 27 acres of salt marsh, extensive meadow, Johns Creek and riparian zone, and some big mature Douglas Firs and Oregon White…

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Downtown Ducks

February 17 @ 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Marathon Park, Deschutes Parkway
Olympia, WA United States
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The ducks and other water birds that decorate Capitol Lake so beautifully in winter will still be there in February, and we can all brighten the season by enjoying them on a walk around the lake and nearby areas.  And who knows what rarities might appear?  As usual, this walk is oriented toward helping less…

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March 2018

Hood Canal Aboard the Lady Alderbrook

March 3 @ 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Alderbrook Resort, 10 East Alderbrook Drive
Union, WA 98592 United States
$25

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 Find out more »

LBA Woods

March 17 @ 9:00 am-10:30 am
LBA Woods, one-half mile east of the Boulevard and Morse-Merriman intersection
Olympia, WA United States

Doubtless you remember and, perhaps, were active in, the grassroots campaign to save the LBA Woods. A last remaining sizeable stand of woodland in southeast Olympia, it is habitat for native plants and myriad birds, both natives and migrants.  On this trip, in partnership with Stream…

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Cranberry Lake in Mason County

March 31 @ 9:00 am-11:00 am
Cranberry Lake, 10 East Tintagel Place
Shelton, WA 98594 United States
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Cranberry Lake Tree Farm is 440+ acres of working multi-age forest surrounding a pristine 200+ acre lake. This is a working tree farm and has a new boardwalk, shelter, and toilet facilities. These hundreds of acres of wood and water are home to eagles, loons, bears,…

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April 2018

Birding and Breakfast – Black Lake Meadows/Sam Merrill

April 7 @ 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?…

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Birding by Ear at Priest Point Park

April 17 @ 6:00 am-7:00 am
Priest Point Park, 2600 East Bay Drive S.W.
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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Sure, this field trip requires you to get up early, but bear in mind that spring early mornings can be magical. 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…

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Pioneer Park for Beginners of all Ages

April 21 @ 8:30 am-11:00 am
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…

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Darlin Creek

April 22 @ 8:30 am-11:00 am
Darlin Creek Preserve, 8910 Lake Lucinda Drive S.W.
Lacey, WA 98512 United States
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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…

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Birding by Ear at Priest Point Park

April 24 @ 6:00 am-7:00 am
Priest Point Park, 2600 East Bay Drive S.W.
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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Sure, this field trip requires you to get up early, but bear in mind that spring early mornings can be magical. 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…

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Protection Island Spring Bird Migration Cruise

April 28
$119

Protection Island is an amazing National Wildlife Refuge located just outside Port Townsend. Nearly 70 percent of the nesting seabird population of Puget Sound and the Straits nest on the island. This includes one of…

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May 2018

Birding by Ear at Priest Point Park

May 1 @ 6:00 am-7:00 am
Priest Point Park, 2600 East Bay Drive S.W.
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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Sure, this field trip requires you to get up early, but bear in mind that spring early mornings can be magical. 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…

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