Black Hills Audubon Field Trips

Black Hills Audubon Fieldtrips

Fort Steilacoom

April 20 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Fort Steilaoom
8714 87th Avenue S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498 United States
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Lakewood’s 342-acre park offers a diversity of habitat ranging from open meadows, brushy areas, hillsides, deciduous groves, coniferous woodland, and Waughop Lake. There are numerous foot trails throughout the park making exellent access for birding that has included over 150 species identified within the park. Every season in the park has its birding rewards. This field trip will probably i...

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Birding by Ear at Priest Point Park

April 23 @ 6:00 am-7:00 am
Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive N.E.
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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You never know what birds may appear – or sing – on any given day. Consider joining Kevin this morning, even if you joined him last Tuesday, to hear birdsongs at their freshest. Learn the songs of cmomon 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.c...

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Protection Island Cruise

April 27
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
532 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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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 Strait nest on the island. This includes one of the largest colonies of Rhinoceros Auklets in the USA. Although the refuge is closed to the public, visitors can view the inhabitants from a distance on this boat tour. Naturalists fro...

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Darlin Creek

April 27 @ 9:00 am-12:00 pm
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 at the preserve. As always, dress for the weather; bring your favorite spotting equipment; and please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes a...

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Birding Hood Canal Aboard the Lady Alderbrook

April 28 @ 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Alderbrook Resort
10 East Alderbrook Drive
Union, WA 98592 United States
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Foul weather forced the rescheduling of this trip from April 6 to April 28.  Please note also that the cruise will take place 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Cruising and birding Hood Canal aboard the Lady Alderbrook has proven a very popular field trip, and here it is again! We will board the Lady Alderbrook at the Alderbrook Resort at 9:00 a.m. The Lady Alderbrook has two decks, and if the weather...

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Birding by Ear at Priest Point Park

April 30 @ 6:00 am-7:00 am
Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive S.W.
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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Although this field trip requires you to get up early, bear in mind that early mornings can be magical, especially spring’s early mornings. 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 &#x...

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Glacial Heritage Preserve

May 4 @ 8:00 am-11:00 am
Glacial Heritage Preserve
Rochester, WA United States + Google Map

Conservationists, biologists, and many others have worked hard to restore and maintain stretches of the ancient South Sound prairie, and Glacial Heritage Preserve is one epitome of those efforts. I remember helping The Nature Conservancy pull Scotch Broom there when I first moved to Olympia, and to see the preserve’s open grasslands now makes me glad. Spring is a great time to see the native...

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Glacial Heritage Preserve on Prairie Appreciation Day

May 11 @ 7:30 am-9:30 am
Glacial Heritage Preserve
Rochester, WA United States + Google Map

Come celebrate the 24th annual Prairie Appreciation Day at Glacial Heritage Preserve. Learn about and experience one of the rarest plant communities (and its inhabitants) in the South Puget Sound region located right here in Thurston County. The celebration is full of activities for all ages, including wildflower walks, tractor rides, and butterfly and bee exhibits. There is also a wonderful oppo...

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Capitol Land Trust’s Blooms Preserve

May 11 @ 8:30 am-10:30 am
Blooms Preserve

Acquired by Capitol Land Trust in 2018 and not open to the public, 60-acre Blooms Preserve includes 2000 feet of Blooms Ditch, which provides essential habitat for Coho and Steelhead Salmon, sea-run Cutthroat Trout, and the threatened Oregon Spotted Frog. Coincidentally, the preserve also provides habitat for diverse birds. Migratory species and courting and nesting natives should be busy and will...

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South County Bird Binge

May 18 @ 6:00 am-1:00 pm
South County birding sites
475 West Sussex Avenue
Tenino, WA United States
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This trip is for birders with ambition and stamina. Southern Thurston County has several marvelous birding hotspots, a variety of habitats, which Paul Hicks knows intimately. The trip will visit a variety of locations in South County in a quest to find 70+ species. Expect plenty of “action,” as migration will be in full swing and birds in full song. Tireless, hardcore birders who like a faster...

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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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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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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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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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Birding and Breakfast Fieldtrips

Birding and Breakfast – McLane Nature Trail/Jennifer DeSelle

May 4 @ 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 4th, 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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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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