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May 2017

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…

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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
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  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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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
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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…

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June 2017

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…

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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…

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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…

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