Black Hills Audubon Field Trips

Black Hills Audubon Fieldtrips

McLane Creek

June 1 @ 8:00 am-11:00 am
McLane Creek Nature Trail
5043 Delphi Road Southwest
Olympia, WA 98512 United States
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The McLane Creek Nature Trail consists of an easy 1.4-mile loop trail winding through a variety of habitats. This is a perfect area for birders of all abilities to spot and hear large numbers of our local birds courting, nesting, feeding, and protecting territory. The heart of the area is a large beaver pond which is home to swallows, blackbirds, Song Sparrows, Common Yellowthroats, Belted Kingfis...

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Woodard Bay for Beginning and Intermediate Birders

June 8 @ 8:00 am-11:00 am
Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area
7000 Whitham Rd Ne
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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This walk is designed primarily for beginning and intermediate birders. We will look and listen for woodland birds such as Swainson’s Thrushes, Wilson Warblers, Pacific Wrens, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Western Tanagers, and Pileated Woodpeckers as we walk through the deep forest of cedars and Douglas fir to reach Henderson Inlet where we may see Cormorants, Purple Martins, and seals among others. ...

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LBA Woods

June 9 @ 8:00 am-10:00 am
LBA Woods
one-half mile east of the Boulevard and Morse-Merriman intersection
Olympia, WA United States
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All of our migrant forest birds should have arrived and will be filling the forest with their songs. We will cover two to three miles of trails in two hours (at a birder’s pace), on a clean dirt path with only a couple of small hills. Bring binoculars and footgear to match the weather. Tennis shoes work if it’s dry; otherwise dress for rain. Bring binoculars. We should find grosbeaks, flycatch...

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West Rocky Prairie

June 15 @ 6:30 am-1:00 pm
West Rocky Prairie Wildlife Area
143rd Avenue Southeast
Tenino, WA United States
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Located near Millersylvania State Park, West Rocky Prairie is a large, high-quality, native prairie with oak, ash, and fir woodlands managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. This trip includes a good variety of open country and forest birds such as Chipping Sparrows, House Wrens, and six warbler species. Dress for the weather and expect to walk about 1.5 miles. Some of the walkin...

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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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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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Birding and Breakfast Fieldtrips

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

June 1 @ 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 on the first Saturday of each month. Bird with us, then enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant. Beginnin...

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