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Backyard Birder Class

Backyard Birder Class
By Jane Stewart

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.

The final class of the series, ‘Gulls and Shorebirds’, will be on Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, presented by Bob Boekelheide.

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 will discuss the species that occur here, how they use local bays and shores, and a few tidbits from their fascinating life stories.

For more information, contact: 360-681-4076 / rceducation@olympus.net


Date Topic Presenter(s)
October 8, 2016 Fall Landscaping for Birds Joe Holtrop
November 12 Being a Birder Denny Van Horn
December 10 Winter Care & Feeding in the Garden Christie Lassen
January 14, 2017 Inside Story Shirley Anderson & Ken Wiersema
February 11 Nesting Ken Wiersema
March 11 Spring Gardening for Birds Joe Holtrop
April 15 Migration Ken Leuthold
May 13 Sounds of Spring Dow Lambert & Ken Wiersema
June 10 Out of the Nest Ken Wiersema
July 8 Gulls & Shorebirds Bob Boekelheide