Black Hills Audubon Field Trips

Black Hills Audubon Fieldtrips

Big Birds of Clark County

October 12
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
1071 S Hillhurst Rd,
Ridgefield, WA United States
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Sandhill Cranes will be our “target” species, along with Great Egrets and herons, geese and other waterfowl. These “big birds” should be plentiful at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and possible other sites in Clark County. Other interesting specialties include Red-Shouldered Hawk, American White Pelican, White-Breasted Nuthatch, and Lesser Goldfinch. Late-migrating shorebirds, warbler...

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Brady Loop

November 16 @ 7:30 am-1:00 pm
Brady Loop
Grays Harbor County WA United States + Google Map

This destination is a seven-mile driveable loop through farmlands and adjoining woodlots and wetlands in the Chehalis River valley in eastern Grays Harbor County. We’ll search for raptors, swans and other waterfowl, plus a variety of other birds. Dress for the weather and bring water, lunch, and a spotting scope if you have one. Meet at the Mud Bay Park-and-Ride at 7:30 a.m. and plan to carp...

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Birding and Breakfast Fieldtrips

Birding and Breakfast – Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area

October 5 @ 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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Leader: Sam Merrill. From Olympia: take Boston Harbor Road north, then right on Woodard Bay Road, crossing Libby Road. There is a small parking area requiring a Discover Pass on the left just before crossing the bridge over Woodard Bay; or drive across the bridge and up the hill to a County parking lot that does not require a Discover Pass — an easy walk down to the lower parking lot. Bring ...

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Birding and Breakfast – Millersylvania State Park

November 2 @ 8:00 am-10:00 am
Millersylvania State Park
12245 Tilley Rd South
Olympia, WA , 98512 United States
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Millersylvania State Park (12245 Tilley Rd South) at 8:00 a.m. (note the later starting time for winter). Leader: Carla Miller.  Park in the first lot on the left when you enter at the main gate. A Discover Pass is required. Breakfast at the River’s Edge Restaurant at the Tumwater Valley Golf Club (4611 Tumwater Valley Dr SE, Olympia, WA 98501).  Beginning birders are welcome. Want to get a he...

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Birding and Breakfast – Mud Bay Park and Ride

December 7 @ 8:00 am-10:00 am
Mud Bay Park and Ride
Madrona Beach Rd
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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Mud Bay Park and Ride (510 Madrona Beach Road, Olympia) at 8:00 a.m. (note the later starting time for winter).  Leader: Bob Wadsworth.  Breakfast at the Shipwreck Restaurant after birding.  Beginning birders are welcome. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. (or 8:00 a.m. for the winter months from November through February) on the first Satu...

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Birding and Breakfast – Marathon Park near Capitol Lake

January 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am-10:00 am
Marathon Park
Deschutes Parkway
Olympia, WA United States
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Marathon Park near Capitol Lake (1011 Deschutes Pkwy SW, Olympia 98501) at 8:00 a.m.  (Note the later than usual time during winter.)  Leader: Jennifer DeSelle.  Breakfast at Traditions (300 5th Ave SW, Olympia 98501) after birding.  Beginning birders are welcome. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. (or 8:00 a.m. for the winter months from N...

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Birding and Breakfast – Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 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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Visitor Center (100 Brown Farm Rd NE, Olympia 98516) at 8:00 a.m. (note the later than usual time during winter).  Leader: Suzanne Wilson.  Breakfast at Panera.  Beginning birders are welcome. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. (or 8:00 a.m. for the winter months from November through February) on the first Saturday of each month (except Ju...

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Birding and Breakfast – Woodard Bay

March 7, 2020 @ 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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Woodard Bay, meet at the parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Leader: Bob Wadsworth.  Directions from Olympia: take Boston Harbor Road north, then right on Woodard Bay Road, crossing Libby Road; park on the left just before crossing the bridge over Woodard Bay (Discover Pass required); or drive across the bridge and up the hill to a County parking lot (no pass required) — an easy walk down to the lower...

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Birding and Breakfast – Black Lake Meadows

April 4, 2020 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
Black Lake Meadows Reserve
Black Lake Meadows Reserve
Olympia, WA 98512 United States
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Black Lake Meadows in SW Olympia at 7:30 a.m. for a walk for early spring migrants led by Sam Merrill.  Meet at small parking lot (no pass required) 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.  Beginning birders are welcome. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding ...

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Birding and Breakfast – McLane Nature Trail

May 2, 2020 @ 7:30 am-10:00 am
McLane Creek Nature Trail
5043 Delphi Road Southwest
Olympia, WA 98512 United States
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McLane Nature Trail at 7:30 a.m., 5043 Delphi Road S.W., Olympia, for a walk led by Jennifer DeSelle.  Discover Pass required.  Breakfast after birding at Blue Heron Bakery.  Beginning birders are welcome. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us for Birding and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. (or 8:00 a.m. for the winter months from November through February) on the first Saturday of each mon...

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Birding and Breakfast/Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

June 6, 2020 @ 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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Billy Frank, Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, 7:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center (100 Brown Farm Rd. N.E., Olympia).  Leader: Hank Henry.  Federal refuge fee or pass required.  Breakfast afterwards at Medicine Creek Cafe (formerly Norma’s) at the freeway interchange just outside the entrance to the Refuge.  Beginning birders are welcome. Want to get a head start on your weekend? Join us...

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