Black Hills Audubon Field Trips

Black Hills Audubon Fieldtrips

Still Waters Farm

March 23 @ 9:00 am-11:00 am
Still Waters Farm
Webb Hill Road
Shelton, WA United States
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Still Waters Farm is a 48-acre tree farm certified sustainable by the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) and the Forest Stewardship Council( FSC). The farm has a 20-acre peat wetland system that has been disturbed at least twice in its history; much work has been done to restore this wetland and to enhance the wetland habitat. Projects have been completed with USFWS, WDFW, NRCS, WA DNR, and Mason Co...

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Bird Hood Canal Aboard the Lady Alderbrook

April 6 @ 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Alderbrook Resort
10 East Alderbrook Drive
Union, WA 98592 United States
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Cruising and birding Hood Canal aboard the Lady Alderbrook has proven a very popular field trip, and here it is again! We will board the Lady Alderbrook at the Alderbrook Resort at 9:00 a.m. The Lady Alderbrook has two decks, and if the weather happens to be rainy and cold, one can go inside and look out through picture windows. (For the last couple of years, the weather has been warm and sunny ...

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Skokomish Valley Farms

April 13 @ 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Skokomish Valley Farms
Sweetgrass Lane
Shelton, WA United States
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Skokomish Valley Farms (http://www.skokomishvalleyfarms.com) is located at the foot of the Olympic Mountains in Western Washington. The 735-acre farm is owned by 18 families who work together to provide tasty vegetables and eggs for the local community. Their goal is to be the best possible stewards of the land they farm. To that end, they have 70+ acres in a Conservation Reserve Enhancement Progr...

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Birding by Ear at Priest Point Park

April 16 @ 6:00 am-7:00 am
Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive S.W.
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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Although this field trip requires you to get up early, bear in mind that early mornings can be magical, especially spring’s early mornings. Meet at the Flora Vista entrance to Priest Point Park bright and early to hear bird songs at their freshest. Learn the songs of common natives as well as listen for migrants who have come in overnight. Please e-mail Kevin Head if you wish to attend at &#...

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Fort Steilacoom

April 20 @ 8:00 am-2:00 pm
Fort Steilaoom
8714 87th Avenue S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498 United States
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Lakewood’s 342-acre park offers a diversity of habitat ranging from open meadows, brushy areas, hillsides, deciduous groves, coniferous woodland, and Waughop Lake. There are numerous foot trails throughout the park making exellent access for birding that has included over 150 species identified within the park. Every season in the park has its birding rewards. This field trip will probably i...

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Birding by Ear at Priest Point Park

April 23 @ 6:00 am-7:00 am
Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive N.E.
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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You never know what birds may appear – or sing – on any given day. Consider joining Kevin this morning, even if you joined him last Tuesday, to hear birdsongs at their freshest. Learn the songs of cmomon natives as well as listen for migrants who have come in overnight. Please e-mail Kevin Head if you wish to attend at khead@nullekit.c...

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Protection Island Cruise

April 27
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
532 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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Protection Island is an amazing National Wildlife Refuge located just outside Port Townsend. Nearly 70 percent of the nesting seabird population of Puget Sound and the Strait nest on the island. This includes one of the largest colonies of Rhinoceros Auklets in the USA. Although the refuge is closed to the public, visitors can view the inhabitants from a distance on this boat tour. Naturalists fro...

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Darlin Creek

April 27 @ 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Darlin Creek Preserve
8910 Lake Lucinda Drive S.W.
Lacey, WA 98512 United States
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This beautiful property was conserved by Capitol Land Trust in 2016 and is comprised of 312 acres, protecting hundreds of acres of healthy forest, 70 acres of diverse wetland habitat, Lake Lucinda, and two miles of streams. Expect to spend at least a couple of hours at the preserve. As always, dress for the weather; bring your favorite spotting equipment; and please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes a...

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Birding by Ear at Priest Point Park

April 30 @ 6:00 am-7:00 am
Priest Point Park
2600 East Bay Drive S.W.
Olympia, WA 98506 United States
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Although this field trip requires you to get up early, bear in mind that early mornings can be magical, especially spring’s early mornings. Meet at the Flora Vista entrance to Priest Point Park bright and early to hear birdsongs at their freshest. Learn the songs of common natives as well as listen for migrants who have come in overnight. Please e-mail Kevin Head if you wish to attend at &#x...

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Birding and Breakfast Fieldtrips

Birding and Breakfast – Black Lake Meadows/Sam Merrill

April 6 @ 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 on the first Saturday of each month. Bird with us, then e...

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Birding and Breakfast – McLane Nature Trail/Jennifer DeSelle

May 4 @ 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 on the first Saturday of each month. Bird with us, then enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant. Beginning  birders are welcome. Share what you know, connect, enjoy. F...

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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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