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Regular/Recurring
Field Trips
:

  • Every Wednesday, 8:00 am 11:00 am, Field Trip: 
    Phil Kelley leads a
    Birding Walk at Nisqually NWR.  Meet at the Nisqually Visitor Center.
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  • First Saturday Birding and Breakfast -
    First Saturday of each month, different location each time within Lewis, Mason, or Thurston County.
    For more information, contact Leslie Lynam at 360- 402-9513 or Deb Nickerson at 360-754-5397.
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  • Third Monday of each month at 4:30 pm, Event:

    Birds and Beer (Olympia)

    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.
    Location:  Fish Tale Brewpub,
                   515 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia
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  • Last Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm [NOTE New time], Event:

    Birds and Beer (Shelton)

    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. 
    Location:  Smoking Mo's Kitchen
                    203 W Railroad Ave, Shelton, WA.  See map.

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  • Third Thursday of each month: Field Trip:

    Birding at Eagle’s Pride Golf Course
    at JBLM

    This trip, at the Joint Base Lewis McChord golf course, will be from 1-3 miles long on relatively level ground. It will explore forest, water, and open area species.
    No security passes are required. Trip starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the golf course driving range parking lot. 

    Location: Exit 116 (Mounts Road), turn north, turn right into Eagle’s Pride Golf Course clubhouse parking area, go down ramp and make an immediate, hard left onto driving range access road (narrow road). Proceed to driving range parking area.

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July 30 (Wed.)

5:00 pm Note new time

BHAS Event:     Birds and Beer (Shelton)
                
 
(Last Wednesday of each month at 5 pm)


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. 

Please note new time:  5 pm.

Location:  Smoking Mo's Kitchen
                203 W Railroad Ave, Shelton, WA.  See map.

July 31 (Thurs) Field Trip:  Mt. Rainier Wildflowers and Casual Birding

Leaders: 
Jan Sharkey and Kristin Stewart

Join us from 6:30 a.m. to late afternoon for a Mount Rainier wildflower trip—on a Thursday, so we can avoid the weekend crowds. Please note: the date for this trip may change depending on snow and flower conditions at Paradise. A relatively easy and slow hike, enjoying the views, flowers, and birds. We plan to hike a fair distance, but at a leisurely pace. Be aware, we will start our walk at Paradise at 5100’ and climb up to 6000.’ Folks who do not want to hike too far are welcome to join us for as long as they wish and to stop along the way.

As is usual on the mountain, be prepared for all weather conditions. Bring food and water. If you have FRS radios, they might also be useful. Meet at the Martin Way Park and Ride at 6:15 a.m. to leave by 6:30.

Pre-registration required. Call Jan Sharkey at (360) 943-8786 or Kristin Stewart at (360) 456-5098 to sign up.

Aug 2 (Sat) No Birding & Breakfast.

Birding & Breakfast takes the summer off--no Birding & Breakfast for June, July, and August. See you September 6th!

Aug. 18 (Mon)

4:30  pm
BHAS Event:        Birds and Beer (Olympia)
 
                   (Third Monday of each month at 4:30 pm)

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.

Location:  Fish Tale Brewpub
               515 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia

For questions, please contact Deb Nickerson at 360-754-5397 or debranick@gmail.com.

August 27 27 (Wed.)

5:00 pm Note new time

BHAS Event:     Birds and Beer (Shelton)
                
 
(Last Wednesday of each month at 5 pm)

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. 

Please note new time:  5 pm.

Location:  Smoking Mo's Kitchen
                  203 W Railroad Ave, Shelton, WA.  See map.

Sept. 6 (Sat)

7:30 and 9:00 am

BHAS Field Trip/Event:       Birding & Breakfast

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 at 7:30 a.m., then enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant at 9:00 a.m.

Or, if you’re a late riser, just join us for breakfast and we’ll tell you what birds are in the area. Beginning birders are welcome. No expert guide.

September 6: 

7:30 am:  Birding in Olympia. Meet at Bayview Grocery,
                                       516 4th Ave W.

9:00 am:  Breakfast at Bayview Grocery

For more information, contact Deb Nickerson at (360) 754-5397 (cell).