All Upcoming Black Hills Audubon Events

Olympia Birds & Brew

November 15 @ 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30pm on day 15 of the month, repeating until March 20, 2019

Fish Tale Brewpub
515 Jefferson St. SE
Olympia, WA United States
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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. READ MORE...

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Bird Walk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.

November 21 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

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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Shelton Birds & Brew

November 28 @ 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until March 27, 2019

El Sarape Cantina
318 W Railroad Avenue
Shelton, 98584 United States
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NEW VENUE!!  El Sarape Cantina.  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. Last Wednesday of each month at 5:...

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Wintering Backyard Birds of Lewis County with Dalton Spencer

November 29 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Centralia Christian Church
1215 W. Main St.
Centralia, WA 98531 United States
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Having a new instructor and class offering in Lewis County presents another option for a birding class with Black Hills Audubon.  Dalton Spencer will teach a class geared for beginning birders, helping people learn to find and identify over 30 species of wintering birds in their backyards. From doves to chickadees, this class will open your eyes and ears to the world of birds, letting you develop...

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Birding and Breakfast – Mud Bay

December 1 @ 8:00 am-10:00 am
Mud Bay Park and Ride
Madrona Beach Rd
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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Meet at Mud Bay Park and Ride at 8:00 and breakfast at the Shipwreck Restaurant after birding. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month (except 8:00 a.m. November through February). Bird with us, then enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant. Beginning  birders are welcome. Share what you know, connect, enjoy. For...

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Come Help Plan 2019 Field Trips on December 5

December 5 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Bonnie Wood’s house
2800 Aberdeen Court S.E.
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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I have a birder friend who lives in Gig Harbor whom I see only occasionally. Each time we see each other, she tells me about the birding sites she has discovered and enjoyed. I am not familiar with all of them, but I note them, considering that they might be worth a field trip for all BHAS members and other interested folks. On Wednesday, December 5, at 6:00 p.m., the BHAS Field Trip Committee wil...

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Unravelling the Mysteries of the Marbled Murrelet / Martin Raphael, PhD

December 13 @ 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 Marty Raphael, an ornithologist and forest ecologist, recently retired (but still active) at the Pacific Northwest Research Station (U.S. Forest Service) in Tumwater. During his distinguished scientific career, he has conducted extensive research on the terrestrial and marine life history of marbled murrelets, which were listed as threatened under the...

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Birding Eagle’s Pride Golf Course

December 20 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 12, 2019

Eagle’s Pride Golf Course
Exit 116 (Mounts Road) WA United States + Google Map

During the summer, Eagle Pride Golf Course’s ponds, thick, diverse habitat, and location only one-half mile from Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge make it a great place to spot many bird species, especially in these busiest months of the birding year. Five swallow species abound and nest at the course, for example, and over 70 species of birds have been documented in the last couple of years. M...

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Downtown Ducks

December 29 @ 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Marathon Park
Deschutes Parkway
Olympia, WA United States
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Capital Lake is always wonderful in the winter, typically rich in waterfowl, especially a great variety of ducks.  And we often find some unusual species to make the experience even more special. We emphasize helping people with less experience in birding as they learn to identify categories of birds, and we concentrate on water birds which are easier to see and study than little birds flitting t...

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Birding and Breakfast – Capitol Lake (Marathon Park)/Jennifer DeSelle

January 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am-10:00 am
Marathon Park
Deschutes Parkway
Olympia, WA United States
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Meet at Capitol Lake’s Marathon Park at 8:00 a.m. and breakfast at a Traditions restaurant after birding. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month (except 8:00 a.m. November through February). Bird with us, then enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant. Beginning  birders are welcome. Share what you know, c...

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Understanding Shorebirds, the Miracle of Migration – Tim Boyer

January 10, 2019 @ 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 Tim Boyer, an award winning nature photographer. His images have been published in many bird and nature magazines. He is a full-time photographer and a graduate of Seattle Audubon’s Master Birder Program. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of photography and birds through workshops and presentations. Shorebirds are his favorite family group of birds, an...

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Birding 101 Class with Black Hills Audubon Society’s Scott Mills, Ph.D

January 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am-11:00 am
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516 United States
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This course, taught by retired professor of ornithology Scott Mills, will provide an introduction to birding with an emphasis on developing identification skills. Other topics will include a review of birding tools including binoculars and field guides, an introduction to birding terminology, and some discussion of basic bird biology as they relate to identification. The course is designed primari...

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Birding and Breakfast – Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge / Suzanne Wilson

February 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am-10:00 am
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516 United States

Meet at Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center parking lot (100 Brown Farm  Road NE, Olympia, WA 98516) at 8:00 a.m.  ( $3.00 fee for 4 adults or Federal Park Pass required; children under 16 free).  Breakfast at Panera Bread at Hawks Prairie after birding. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month (ex...

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Birds of Kruger and Kalahari National Park (South Africa / Botswana) – Cori Halverson

February 14, 2019 @ 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 Cori Halverson. (Photo courtesy: Kalahari National Park) Arrive at 7 p.m. to socialize; programs begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. READ MORE...

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Birding and Breakfast – Woodard Bay

March 2, 2019 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area
7000 Whitham Rd Ne
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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Meet at Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area at 7:30.  Discover Pass required. Bring your own breakfast. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month (except 8:00 a.m. November through February). Bird with us, then enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant. Beginning  birders are welcome. Share what you kn...

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2019 Annual Fundraising Dinner

March 2, 2019 @ 4:30 pm-9:00 pm
SPSCC
2011 Mottman Road SW
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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The Black Hills Audubon Society invites you to our 2019 Annual Fundraising Dinner Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019 Time: 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM Place: South Puget Sound Community College, Student Union Building Our Speaker will be announced in the Winter Echo, which will also have ticket information and details about the program and dinner choices. Stay tuned! READ MORE...

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Birding and Breakfast – Black Lake Meadows/Sam Merrill

April 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am-10:00 am
Black Lake Meadows Reserve
Black Lake Meadows Reserve
Olympia, WA 98512 United States
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Meet Sam Merrill for early spring migrants at Black Lake Meadows in SW Olympia.  Meet in the small parking lot just before the railroad tracks going south on RW Johnson Blvd. SW between 21st Ave. and Mottman Rd.  Breakfast afterward at a location to be determined. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month (except ...

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The Dinosaurs Amongst Us – Kim Adelson, PhD

April 11, 2019 @ 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 Kim Dogin. Kim was a professor of psychology for almost 30 years. Before she switched fields so as to better study behavioral evolution, she earned a M.A. in evolutionary biology. Paleontology has been one of her avocations since she was a child. Kim has previously spoken at membership meetings on the birds of New Zealand and on waterfowl. Virtually al...

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Birding and Breakfast – McLane Nature Trail/Jennifer DeSelle

May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am-10:00 am
McLane Creek Nature Trail
5043 Delphi Road Southwest
Olympia, WA 98512 United States
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Meet at McLane Nature Trail on May 5th, the first Saturday of May, at 7:30 a.m.  Discover Pass required.  Breakfast at Blue Heron Bakery after birding. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month (except 8:00 a.m. November through February). Bird with us, then enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant. Beginning  b...

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Celebrate What’s Right in the World – Better Bird Photography / Alan Bauer

May 9, 2019 @ 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 Alan Bauer. Alan L. Bauer is a professional photographer specializing in the natural history of the Pacific Northwest and coverage of local history. He is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, having grown up on a large family farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and now calling Washington state his home for the past 29 years. Alan is perha...

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Birding and Breakfast/Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge / Hank Henry

June 1, 2019 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516 United States
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Meet Hank Henry at 7:30 at  Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center for birding.  Breakfast afterwards at Norma’s Restaurant at  the freeway interchange just outside the entrance to the Refuge. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month (except 8:00 a.m. November through February). Bird wit...

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Birding and Breakfast at Edmond Marsh/ Leslie Lynam

July 6, 2019 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Edmund Marsh
Dupont, WA 98327 United States + Google Map

Join us at Edmond Marsh in DuPont (Girl Scout Building parking lot, 1000 Davis Place, DuPont, WA.) followed by breakfast at McNamara’s Restaurant (1595 Wilmington Dr, DuPont, WA 98327).  7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Beginning birders are welcome. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month (except 8:00 a.m. Novemb...

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Birding and Breakfast at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge/ Leslie Lynam

August 3, 2019 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98516 United States
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Join us for some August birding at Nisqually Refuge (100 Brown Farm Rd NW. Olympia WA 98516).  Breakfast afterwards at Norma’s Restaurant (7210 Martin Way Olympia, WA, 98516)  7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Beginning birders are welcome. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month (except 8:00 a.m. November through...

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Bird Walk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR

October 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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Join Phil Kelley to see native birds and annual migrants at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Summer is a rich time to see diverse waterfowl, raptors, songbirds, and others. Be prepared for any kind of weather and for walking. Bring water and snacks as needed. The Refuge has a $3.00 entrance fee which is waived if you have a Golden Eagle Pass, federal interagency pass or other applicable pass. R...

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