All Upcoming Black Hills Audubon Events

Bird Walk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

July 31 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516 United States
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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 the season, visit, feed, and rest.  All too soon another spring will roll around and many of these overwintering waterfowl will head north again.  In many ways, winter is the richest season at the Ref...

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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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Olympia Birds & Brew

August 19 @ 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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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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Climate Change in Mount Rainier NP – Taylor Kenyon & Scott Beason

September 12 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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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 the Park is planning management of infrastructure (i.e. roads, trails, structures, and other facilities) as climate change alters precipitation patterns and stream flow.  Rain-on-snow events in past ...

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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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Tracking Elusive Marsh Birds of Puget Sound – Cynthia Easterson

October 10 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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Come join us for an evening of enjoyment with Cindy Easterson. Cindy Easterson has served on the Board of Puget Sound Bird Observatory since 2010, and is currently filling the roles of Secretary and Treasurer.  She is a member of the Pilchuck Audubon chapter. She is an advocate for engaging citizen scientists in projects to support the documentation and assessment of local bird populations and ...

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Seattle’s Adaptable Cooper’s Hawks – Ed Deal

November 14 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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Come join us for an evening of enjoyment with Ed Deal. Twenty-five years ago Cooper’s Hawks began colonizing urban and suburban landscapes throughout the US, developing a tolerance for living in proximity to humans. Ed Deal, from Seattle’s Urban Raptor Conservancy, will provide insights into these common but elusive raptors. The Seattle Cooper’s Hawk Project is one of several studies in larg...

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Monitoring Pigeon Guillemots in Puget Sound – Terence Lee

December 12 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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Come join us for an evening of enjoyment with Terence Lee. Terence Lee works at the Nisqually Reach Nature Center near Olympia.  He co-leads a long-term project that monitors breeding and nesting success of pigeon guillemots in Puget Sound.  He’ll present the results of previous years studies, and preliminary information collected in the summer of 2019. Terence has worked in the nonprofit comm...

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