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“Birdscaping – Inviting birds to your yard”

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


“Birdscaping – Inviting birds to your yard”

Wilson’s Warbler
Photo by John Gatchet

March introduces a new program and presenter to our Backyard Birding Series. Carolyn Wilcox, owner and guide for Experience Olympic Tours on the Olympic Peninsula, will be the speaker. She owns a small urban/forest edge lot in Port Angeles.  

Some of the 20+ species of wintering birds that have accepted an invitation to her yard include the Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Bewick’s Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Varied Thrush, Townsend’s Warbler, and Fox Sparrow. New this winter, a large brush pile enticed a Pacific Wren to her yard.

Carolyn is working to improve breeding spaces to her small property by introducing nest boxes. She will discuss bird habitat: composting, dead wood (snags, nurse logs, brush piles), hedges, native plants, feeders, nest boxes, and water features. Included will be ideas on how to improve the safe movement of birds through your home’s surroundings. Come and bring your ideas and questions. 

Be ready for spring birds!


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.



March 3, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Dungeness River Audubon Center
Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382