What's New

Preserving Rare Prairie Habitat: The NorthPoint Rezone Request … and How You Can Help

By Sue Danver – As outlined in the June issue of Echo, the Missouri development company, NorthPoint, is seeking to rezone to industrial the 745-acre parcel owned by the Port of Tacoma (POT), but located near Maytown, Thurston County.  The company has made a contingent offer to purchase this parcel in order to build a 6-million square-foot warehouse complex and [...]

Read More

Grays Harbor County Birding Hotspots

August 13

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...

Find out more »

View All >

Climate Change in Mount Rainier NP – Taylor Kenyon & Scott Beason

September 12 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Come join us for an evening of enjoyment with Taylor Kenyon and Scott Beason. Taylor Kenyon and Scott Beason work in the Geology section at Mount Rainier National Park.  Their talk will focus on how ...

Find out more »

View All >

Bird Walk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

July 31 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Join Phil Kelley to see the birds and other wildlife who inhabit the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.  When winter settles in at the Refuge, waterfowl of all kinds come to spend th...

Find out more »

View All >

Olympia Birds & Brew

August 19 @ 4:30 pm-7:30 pm

Gather with birders at the Fish Tale Brewpub on the third Monday of each month. Get to know other birders from our chapter while sipping and snacking on the couches at back of the Fish Tail Pub. Come ...

Find out more »

View All >


(BHAS) is a chapter of the National Audubon Society (see NAS’ newly redesigned website). BHAS represents Lewis, Mason, and Thurston counties in the state of Washington. It is an all-volunteer-based, non-profit organization whose 1,300+ members share interests in birds and other wildlife, their habitats, and natural history. Our goals are to promote environmental education and recreation and to maintain and protect our ecosystems for future generations.

We also work with the state Audubon office (Audubon Washington).


When you become a Black Hills Audubon member, your membership dollars will be used at a local level and you will also receive the ECHO newsletter. Or if you chose your primary membership to be with National Audubon Society, you will automatically also be a member of Black Hills Audubon Society.


Members: Email Collection

For BHAS Members: Please provide your email so we can periodically keep you informed of the latest activities and events at BHAS.

Update My Email