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January 2017

BIRD WALK
Every Wednesday 8:30 AM

January 4 @ 8:30 am - December 27 @ 10:30 am
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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Free

The Dungeness River Audubon Center Wednesdays, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Meet at the River Center to see and hear the birds of the Dungeness riparian forest.  Information from walks helps us understand the annual cycle of birds in Railroad Bridge Park. All ages and experience levels are welcome to attend. Good Birding and Good Company  

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October 2017

MEETING
Why You Want to go Birdwatching in Texas during Winter

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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OPAS Program for October 18, 2017 “Why You Want to go Birdwatching in Texas during Winter" Carolyn Wilcox                         Presented by Carolyn Wilcox, ExperienceOlympic Nature Tours Meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Dungeness River Audubon Center One of the best times to go birding in Texas is during winter. Numerous species from around North America mix with local residents and subtropical specialties, providing some of the best birding…

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CLASS
Landscaping for Birds

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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$5

‘Landscaping for Birds’, first in the series of eight classes on ‘Backyard Birding’, is from10 am until noon on Saturday, October 21 at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park. Joe Holtrop, Executive Director of the Clallam Conservation District, will  present important aspects of a bird friendly yard, including food, water, and shelter, with emphasis on the use of plants native to this area.   The series of classes, hosted by members of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society,  is…

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CLASS
Western Bluebird Climate Watch Training

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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Western Bluebird Climate Watch Training When: October 22 from 2-4 pm Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center A volunteer training class will be held at the Dungeness River Audubon Center on Sunday, October 22nd from 2-4 pm. The class will include how the program originated, the goals of the program, and how the project fits in with the National Audubon Climate Watch program. There will be some historical background on Audubon Climate Watch. Climate Watch aims to document species’ responses to…

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Swan Study Training

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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Swan Study Needs Volunteers When: Tuesday, October 24 at 10 AM Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Trumpeter Swans in Sequim FieldPhoto by Dow Lambert Each winter, birders look forward to the return of swans to the Dungeness Valley. However, did youknow that along with simply enjoying their presence, Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society (OPAS) members are also counting Trumpeter and Tundra Swans as part of an ongoing citizen science project? Since 2011, volunteers from OPAS surveyed Trumpeter and Tundra Swans to…

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FIELD TRIP
Ediz Hook

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Ediz Hook,
Free

Ediz Hook Date & Time: Saturday, October 28, 9am Leader: Denny AFMJ Van Horn Meeting place: Down by the Coast Guard Station. Cost: No charge Features: Gulls, alcids, shorebirds, waterfowl, cormies, grebes, loons, and all the other waterbirds that have shown up to overwinter on the bay.  Bring: Binocs, scopes, and personal accoutrements as desired Further information contact: Denny Van Horn dennyvanhorn@gmail.com / 360 406-1584  

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November 2017

CLASS
Becoming a Birder

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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$5

‘Becoming a Birder’ Speaker: Denny Van Horn You're a birdwatcher. Great. Now take the next step -- become a Birder! Birdwatchers watch birds; but, a Birder knows birds! This class introduces you to the basics of birding. You will learn how to look at birds, how to note key field marks, how to describe a bird, and how to take birding notes. You will be shown the “tools of the trade”: field guides, on-line resources and optics. We will explore…

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December 2017

CLASS
Winter Care and Feeding in the Garden

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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$5

'Winter Care & Feeding in the Garden':  Christie Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited will present the December 2 program from 10 am until noon.  The 'Backyard Birding' series is hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society (OPAS).  Her presentation will cover general bird feeding, including types of feeders and different feeds for attracting specific birds with an emphasis on our over-wintering species and clean bird feeding. She will include specific ideas for providing continuing winter water supplies, ways to feed…

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