All Upcoming Black Hills Audubon Events

Olympia Birds & Brew

June 17 @ 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
Fish Tale Brewpub
515 Jefferson St. SE
Olympia, WA United States
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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 with questions, stories or concerns about our beloved birds. All are welcome. No experience necessary.  

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Lewis County Birding Hotspots

June 21 @ 7:30 am-3:00 pm

Here is a chance to see birding hotspots in Lewis County near Centralia, sites probably unfamiliar to most of us.  We’ll travel to Goodrich Road, Borst Park, Hillburger Pond, and Alexander Park to find native birds and spring migrants nesting and fledging.  If  time allows, we’ll swing by the airport, Galvin Road, and the coal plant. We will carpool so please bring a full tank of ga...

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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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Monroe Swift Night Out

September 7 @ 9:00 pm-9:30 pm
Frank Wagner Elementary School
115 Dickinson Road
Monroe, WA 98272 United States
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Eastside Audubon and other local organizations invite you to Swift Night Out, their annual festival held on a Saturday evening in September to celebrate the peak of the Vaux’s migration in Monroe. Each September thousands of migrating Vaux’s Swifts pause to roost in the old brick chimney at Frank Wagner Elementary School in Monroe, a rest stop on their route from northwestern Canada to...

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Puget Sound Birdfest

September 13-September 15
Puget Sound Birdfest Headquarters
700 Main Street
Edmonds, WA 98020 United States
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Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds, Washington is an annual fall celebration of birds and nature found on the beautiful shores of Puget Sound. The three-day event includes speakers, guided walks, land and water-based field trips, exhibits, and educational activities for children and adults. Plan to spend the weekend in Edmonds, birding and meeting other birders, naturalists, photographers, and peopl...

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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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Wings Over Willapa Festival

September 26-September 29
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
115 Lake Street S.E.
Ilwaco, WA 98624 United States
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The second annual Wings Over Willapa Festival will celebrate Willapa National Wildlife Refuge with a day full of classes, workshops, guided tours and more. Whether you’re an experienced birder or just getting acquainted with the great outdoors, nature lovers of all ages are sure to find plenty to do. Because the Refuge is distributed among several individual units, and because the Long Beach Pen...

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Nisqually Watershed Festival

September 28 @ 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516 United States
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The Watershed Festival is an annual celebration featuring art, discovery, music and family fun. This year’s festival will include a number of displays from local organizations, walking tours, the Insect Extravaganza, a salmon barbecue and other great coffee and food options. Festival parking will be at River Ridge High School, 350 River Ridge Drive, Lacey, with a free shuttle to the Refuge runni...

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