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January 2017
Free

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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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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April 2017
Free

FIELD TRIP
Gardiner Beach – Diamond Point

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Gardiner Beach - Diamond Point Date & Time: Sunday, April 2, 9 a.m. – Noon Leader: John Gatchet Meeting place: Gardiner Beach Boat Launch area Features: This is John's local patch, and he knows the birds here. The possibilities are anything and everything. Open saltwater, the lagoon, pastured fields, woodlands, ponds, and shoreline. Further Information: Contact John Gatchet  jfgatchet@gmail.com / 503 781 5043

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SPECIAL EVENT
BIRDFEST

April 7 @ 8:00 am - April 9 @ 5:00 pm

Click on graphic for details. April 7 - 9 Too many field trips and events to list! Go to the BirdFest Website.

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Free

FIELD TRIP
Two Eastside Bays for Winter Seabirds & Gulls

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Two Eastside Bays for Winter Seabirds & Gulls Date & Time: Saturday, April 15, 9 a.m. – Noon Leader: Jackie OneTree Meeting place: Parking lot at Port Williams Features: Seabirds! Grassland birds! And whatever else we can find from alcids to meadowlarks. Further Information: Contact Denny Van Horn dennyvanhorn@gmail.com / 360 406-1584

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$5

CLASS
Migration

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, Railroad Bridge Park 2151 West Hendrickson Road Sequim, WA 98382
Sequim, 98382 United States
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''Bird Migration':  Why, Where, When and How Birds Migrate will be the topic Saturday, April 15, the seventh in a series of ten classes for Backyard Birders.  From 10 am until noon. Ken Leuthold will lead an exploration of the astonishing world of long-distance flying, without any stopovers to rest or refuel!  Imagine an 8 day, 7000 mile, non-stop flight every autumn to New Zealand for the Alaska Bar-tailed Godwits, compared to the three and a half day record of…

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Free

MEETING
Search for the Holy Grail: Investigating the Evolution of Birds using DNA

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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“Search for the Holy Grail: Investigating the Evolution of Birds using DNA”, presented by John Comstock.  7 p.m. April 19, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Rd. "They just want to sell more field guides," is the usual comment you hear about frequent changes in bird taxonomy. But there is a lot more involved in the systematics of birds than just "lumping and splitting." Behind it all is one of the greatest scientific advances of the last…

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Free

FIELD TRIP
An Early Spring Trip to Nisqually NWR

April 20

An Early Spring Trip to Nisqually NWR Date & Time: Thursday, April 20, 9 a.m. Leaders: Gary Bullock & Bob Iddins Meeting place: Nisqually NWR Visitor Center @ 9 a.m. Features: This is a walk through the refuge's diverse habitats for all kinds of birds. Migration will have started, so the possibilities are immense. It's possible on a good day to tally 70 or more species. Also: If interested, connect with Gary, as he could possibly help with arranging carpooling…

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FIELD TRIP
Carrie Blake Park – Early Spring Birds

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Carrie Blake Park - Early Spring Birds Date & Time: April 30, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Leader: Cindy Fullwiler Meeting place: Parking lot near Doggie Play Ground Features: This outing should be a good one for several reasons. First, Cindy's a good birder and really enjoys sharing knowledge. Second, she'll have her camera with its mega-long lens, so it's a chance to watch, look-see, and ask questions from someone who is an outstanding photographer. And third, it's an easy…

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May 2017
$5

CLASS
Spring Sounds

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, Railroad Bridge Park 2151 West Hendrickson Road Sequim, WA 98382
Sequim, 98382 United States
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Mark your calendars for May 13, 'Spring Sounds' the eighth session of Backyard Birding.  Meet at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park, 10 to noon. Olympic Peninsula Audubon leaders Ken Wiersema and Dow Lambert  will present a slide, video, and sound program about recognizing your neighborhood birds by their songs and their calls.  The program will feature recent recordings of our local birds. The series of classes, hosted by members of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, is intended…

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June 2017
$5

CLASS
Out of the Nest

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, Railroad Bridge Park 2151 West Hendrickson Road Sequim, WA 98382
Sequim, 98382 United States
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Saturday, June 10, ‘Backyard Birding’ will meet at the Dungeness River Audubon Center/Railroad Bridge Park, 10 to noon. Ken Wiersema will discuss ‘Out of the Nest’.  Topics include adult bird roles in feeding and rearing young birds, changes in feeding needs, making your property less hazardous to young birds, and lifestyles of young birds at the most vulnerable time of their lives. Families and individuals are invited to attend any or all of these informal and fun sessions.  There is…

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July 2017
$5

CLASS
Gulls & Shorebirds

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, Railroad Bridge Park 2151 West Hendrickson Road Sequim, WA 98382
Sequim, 98382 United States
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For the ‘Backyard Birding’ topic on July 8, 2017, Bob Boekelheide will discuss ‘Gulls and Shorebirds.’ They’re not just seagulls, and they’re not just sandpipers.  Of the 20 species of gulls and 48 species of shorebirds that have been recorded in Clallam County, nearly all are migrants, nesting either in the Arctic or in the interior of North America.  Following nesting, they flock to the Salish Sea, where they fuel up in preparation for further flights to winter habitats.  Bob…

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