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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grays Harbor Shorebird
Location: Hoquiam, WA
Each Spring, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop to rest and feed in Grays Harbor estuary on their migration northward. Coming from as far south as Argentina, these Arctic-bound shorebirds are among the world’s greatest migrants, some traveling 15,000 miles round-trip.
This event is timed to match the annual migration of hundreds of thousands of shorebirds as they pause at the Grays Harbor estuary to feed and rest before departing for their nesting grounds in the Arctic. The concentration of birds in Grays Harbor allows birders an excellent chance to view many species and to see birds take flight in beautiful formations.
The weekend is filled with activities, including field trips, a banquet with a keynote speaker, lectures, a birding marketplace, and more.
For more information, see www.shorebirdfestival.com .
Aug. 30 (Wed.)
BHAS Event: Last Wednesday of each month at 4:30 pm
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
May 8 (Thurs)|
BHAS Monthly Program Meeting
Presentation: Habitat Change in Puget Sound
Speaker: Ed Swan
BHAS Program meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month (exceptions: no March, July, or August meetings).
First Christian Church
Arrive at 7:00 pm to socialize –
the program will begin promptly
First Christian Church
Arrive at 7:00 pm to socialize – the program will begin promptly at 7:30.
May 10 (Sat)|
BHAS Event: First
Annual Deschutes Estuary |
Spring Bird Walk -
International Migratory Bird Day
Hear and see songbirds just returned from Mexico, Central America and South America as they nest in the Deschutes Estuary from Tumwater Falls and Historical Park to Marathon Park and Percival Cove. Listen for Yellow Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Western Tanager and Rufous Hummingbird. See American Dippers dipping for food in the Deschutes River and Belted Kingfishers fishing along the shore. Water birds like Ring-necked Duck and Wood Duck can be seen. Watch for Bald Eagle and Osprey.
Estuary restoration will enhance this important bird area, featured as a stop on the Audubon Great Washington State Birding Trail - Olympic Loop map.
Meet at 7:30 am at Tumwater Historical Park, 777 Simmons Rd, just off Deschutes Parkway.
Co-sponsored by Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team www.deschutesestuary.org and Black Hills Audubon www.blackhills-audubon.org.
For more information contact Dani Madrone, Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team, at email@example.com or 360-485-6683, or Deb Nickerson, Black Hills Audubon, at firstname.lastname@example.org 360-754-5397.
May 15 -18
(Thurs - Sun)
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest
Location: Leavenworth, WA
The Leavenworth area features spectacular habitats ranging from snow-capped mountains to sunny ponderosa pine forests, lush riparian zones to shrub-steppe. All our field trips are led by experts and professionals in their field. Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year the breeding season. Hear birdsongs sung only during the breeding season while you stroll, bike, boat, or van during the height of wildflower season.
While birding is the heart of the weekend, activities also include wildflower walks, arts events, and family activities to ensure fun and learning for birders of all ages and skill levels, with enough built-in "down time" to explore the friendly Bavarian village that we call home.
For more information and to register, please visit Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest.