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November 2017

BIRD WALK
Every Wednesday 8:30 AM

November 8, 2017 @ 8:30 am - December 26, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

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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December 2017

CLASSES
Focus On Series

December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - May 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$5 - $10

Focus on Series Mark each month on your calendar and join us for the Dungeness River Audubon Center’s brand new series where we will unlock the secrets of different bird families. Each class will explore the unique adaptations, habitats, and life-history of some of our favorite feathered friends. This is a family friendly series! Classes will be held from 10 am - noon. Cost: $10  ($5 for DRAC, OPAS, and JST members)  

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January 2018

SPECIAL EVENT
Register Now for BirdFest 2018

January 7 @ 8:00 am - April 13 @ 5:00 pm

BirdFest Registration is open! Learn more and sign up now at this link. BirdFest takes place April 13-15, 2018, but field trips, events, and classes fill up fast!

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FIELD TRIP
Carrie Blake Park Walk-around

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Carrie Blake Park, 202 N Blake Avenue
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Carrie Blake Park Walk-around Date: Sunday, January 21, 9-11am Leader: Cindy Fullwiler Meeting Place: The SE parking area near the Doggie play-pens Features: Cindy will be leading this OPAS outing. And it should be a good one for several reasons. First, Cindy's a dang-good birder and really enjoys sharing her knowledge. Second, she'll have her camera with it's mega-long lens with her so it'll be a chance to watch, look-see, and ask questions with someone who is an out-standing photographer.…

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SPECIAL EVENT
Bob Norton Celebration of Life

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebration of Life for Bob Norton Dr. Bob Norton   With sadness, we share that Dr. Bob Norton, one of the greats of Clallam County birding, died on November 29, 2017. There will be a celebration of Bob Norton's life at the Dungeness River Audubon Center on Sunday January 21, 2018, at 1 p.m. Read more about Bob Norton in our January - February newsletter.

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FIELD TRIP
Eastside Bays

January 27 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
S parking lot at John Wayne Marina
Free

Eastside Bays Date: Saturday, January 27th / 8:30am Leader: Gary Bullock Meeting Place: South parking lot of John Wayne Marina Features: Sequim Bay, Pitship Pocket, Washington Harbor, Schmuck Road, and Port Williams always give-up some great birds and Gary is a real gem at finding them Bring: Binocs, scopes, and personal accoutrements as desired For further information: Gary Bullock gbullockak@hotmail.com / 360-797-4556  

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February 2018

CLASS
Nesting

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$5

Nesting Presenter: Ken Wiersema When: February 3, 2018, 10 a.m. - 12 noon Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center With spring on the horizon, we offer a favorite program on bird nesting. We’ll show attendees where and how local birds nest, and how nesting is an integral part of pair bonding. Ken Wiersema will lead the presentation offering examples of the nests of many different species. The program also has a “how to” walk through on how bird watchers of every…

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CLASS
HAZWOPER Training

February 10 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Free

HAZWOPER Training When: February 10, 2018, Check in at 7:30 AM; Class from 8-5 PM Where: City Council Chambers, 321 East 5th Street, Port Angeles Click on this link to register. Click on this link for a larger view of the poster below.

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BIRD COUNT
Great Backyard Bird Count

February 16 @ 8:00 am - February 19 @ 5:00 pm
Backyard
Free

Great Backyard Bird Count When: February 16-19, 2018 Features: The GBBC, created in 1995 by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, is an online citizen-science project which collects information on bird populations world-wide and displays these data in real-time. You are invited to participate on one or more days of the count from any location - for us here on the OlyPen, these data gives us a great look into species occurrence and population numbers in our local…

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FIELD TRIP
Gardiner Beach & Diamond Point

February 18 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Gardiner Beach Boat Launch
Free

Gardiner Beach & Diamond Point Date: Sunday, February 18th / 8:30am Leader: John Gatchet Meeting Place: Gardiner Beach boat launch Features: Discovery Bay and the waters between the beach and Protection Island offer an incredible array of water-birds; as does the delightful variety of ecosystems across Diamond Point. Also, you'll have the chance to bird from John's backyard as an extra added attraction to this field-trip Bring: Binocs, scopes, and personal accoutrements as desired For further information: John Gatchet jfgatchet@gmail.com…

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MEETING
OPAS Members’ Photo Night 2018

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

OPAS Members’ Photo Night 2018 Moderated by Christina Heliker When: February 21, 2018 at 7 PM Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Photo by Hal Everett   It’s time to choose your best bird photos to show our appreciative OPAS audience. This year please submit your bird photos to Christina Heliker, who has generously offered to be our technical advisor and assist us projecting the images. If you wish to offer your photos for the evening,please contact Christina so you can…

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FIELD TRIP
Skagit Flats & Samish Valley

February 26 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 4:00 pm
Free

Skagit Flats & Samish Valley Date: Monday & Tuesday, February 26 & 27, 2018  Leader: Bob Iddins Note: Preregistration is required - see below Costs: No charge for outing; however participants make their own lodging arrangements (Mt. Vernon, Burlington, Anacortes) and are responsible for their own meals both days. Meeting place: Take the 8:00 am ferry from Port Townsend to Coupeville (reservations are strongly recommended). Upon exiting the ferry we’ll meet at the parking area for the boat ramp adjacent to the ferry terminal.…

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