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Birdathon/World Migratory Bird Day

May 12, 2018


2018 Clallam County Birdathon/World Migratory Bird Day

by Bob Boekelheide

Saturday, May 12th, is the 2018 OPAS Clallam County Birdathon and World Migratory Bird Day count. This is a day for everyone to have a fun time going birding in Clallam County, keeping track of all the birds we see. It also raises money for important OPAS projects on the north Olympic Peninsula.  

The World Migratory Bird Day count is different from the Christmas Bird Count, because it includes all birds counted in Clallam County in one day. No matter where you live or visit in Clallam County, please go birding and keep a tally of the birds you see.  You can help whether you count all day, just a few hours in morning or evening, or hang out around your house and count your yard and feeders. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO COUNT BIRDS!  If you need some ideas about places to go, please email for suggestions.  

During the count also keep track of where you count plus the miles and hours you travel, then mail the tally sheet to me at the Audubon Center’s address on the back. Even better, just email your list to me, at bboek@olympus.net. Or, if you wish, you can enter your data in eBird, where I will find it.

Money raised during Birdathon helps support many OPAS necessities, from printing Harlequin Happenings, to insurance for field trips, to supporting conservation programs. Please sponsor the Birdathon count with a donation based on our count results, or please send a generous donation when you receive your Birdathon letter.

Before the Birdathon, please join us on Saturday, May 5, for a field trip to review common birds and bird songs. We meet at Railroad Bridge Park at 8:30 a.m. to see and hear songbirds of the local forests, then travel to Dungeness Landing Park at 11 a.m. to see birds of shorelines and bays.

Please email Bob Boekelheide to sign up for the Birdathon, or just do your counting and send the tally sheet back when finished. Thank you for your help!


May 12, 2018
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Clallam County