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Backyard Birder Class

Backyard Birder Class

The Backyard Birding series of classes, hosted by members of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, is intended for residents of this area who are interested in knowing more about birds seen locally each season of the year and learning how to develop good habitats for wild birds. The cost of each session is $5 and is free for anyone under 18. 

“Backyard Birding” can be taken either as individual classes or as a series. The cost of each session is $5 and is free for anyone under 18. After the completion of five sessions, participants will be offered free membership in OPAS for one year.


Backyard Birder program for July, 2018

The ‘Backyard Birding’ class topic on Sat July 7, 2018 at 10 a.m. is “Gulls and Shorebirds” presented by Bob Boekelheide. Meet at  the Dungeness River Audubon Center.

They’re not just seagulls, and they’re not just sandpipers.  Of the 19 species of gulls and 47 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 will discuss the species that occur here, how they use local bays and shores, and a few tidbits from their fascinating life stories.  The session will meet at the Dungeness River Audubon Center/Railroad Bridge Park, from 10 a.m. to noon, then travel to Dungeness Bay to witness gulls and shorebirds in action. Bring your Binos!

Cost: $5