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March 2016

MEETING
Tribal Conservation Efforts in the Dungeness Area

March 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, Railroad Bridge Park 2151 West Hendrickson Road Sequim, WA 98382
Sequim, 98382 United States
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March 16, 2016   “Tribal Conservation Efforts in the Dungeness Area”, 7 p.m. at Dungeness River Audubon Center. Presented by Hilton Turnbull. Join Hilton Turnbull, Habitat Biologist for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Natural Resources Department to learn about the tribe’s conservation efforts to protect and restore tribal resources in the Dungeness area. Hilton has been involved in multiple projects to enhance tribal salmon recovery efforts in the Dungeness River and local creeks, and in many other restoration projects, including driftcell…

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April 2016

MEETING
Wildlife Responses to Removal of the Elwha Dams

April 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, Railroad Bridge Park 2151 West Hendrickson Road Sequim, WA 98382
Sequim, 98382 United States
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The first 4 years: wildlife responses to removal of the Elwha dams. Kim Sager-Fradkin will discuss research on river otter and American dipper responses to dam removal, salmon recolonization, and marine-derived nutrient influxes to the Elwha ecosystem. She will also describe her research to document wildlife recolonization of the former Elwha reservoirs, with a specific focus on small mammals, birds, and ungulates. Kim is a wildlife biologist for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in Port Angeles, and has been with the…

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May 2016

MEETING
Coastal Conservation is for the Birds

May 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, Railroad Bridge Park 2151 West Hendrickson Road Sequim, WA 98382
Sequim, 98382 United States
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May 18, 2016 Program -- "Coastal Conservation is for the Birds" Presented by Dr. Trina Bayard, Director of Bird Conservation for Audubon WA We live on the doorstep of one of the most amazing inland waterways of the world, the Salish Sea. Come join Trina Bayard to explore the incredible marine bird life of this region, and to understand why visiting and resident marine birds in the north Olympic Peninsula depend on us to protect their food and habitats. Learn…

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June 2016

MEETING
17 years of COASST and Potluck Dinner

June 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, Railroad Bridge Park 2151 West Hendrickson Road Sequim, WA 98382
Sequim, 98382 United States
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June 15, 2016, Program — "17 years of COASST", 6 p.m., at the Dungeness River Audubon Center. Presented by Dr. Julia Parrish. Potluck Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Note time change! Dr. Julia Parrish Program includes: Presentation of annual awards, election of officers, bird sightings, and announcement of summer programs. Our speaker, Dr. Julia Parrish, is the Executive Director and one of the founders of COASST (Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team), and is a Professor at the University…

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September 2016

Hoatzins and Harpies: Birding the Amazon

September 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, Railroad Bridge Park 2151 West Hendrickson Road Sequim, WA 98382
Sequim, 98382 United States
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OPAS Program for September (Potluck Dinner starts at 6 pm, Meeting and Program begins at 7 pm). September 21, 2016 Program -- "Hoatzins and Harpies: Birding the Amazon" Presented by Dr. Jim Karr, Professor Emeritus of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, University of Washington Dr. Jim Karr is a renowned expert about tropical birds and a lifelong naturalist and teacher. Dr. Karr spent many years studying forest birds in Central and South America, including a stint as Deputy Director of the…

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October 2016

MEETING
Native Birds and Active Volcanoes: Birding on the Big Island of Hawaii

October 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, Railroad Bridge Park 2151 West Hendrickson Road Sequim, WA 98382
Sequim, 98382 United States
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OPAS Program for October (Meeting begins at 7 pm). October 19, 2016 Program — “Native Birds and Active Volcanoes: Birding on the Big Island of Hawaii" Presented by Christina Heliker, retired USGS Vulcanologist Besides being an expert on Hawaiian volcanoes, Christina Heliker is also a skilled photographer, particularly of Hawaiian birdlife. In her 28 years as a geologist documenting Kilauea’s eruptions, Christina had a front-row seat watching the birds of native Hawaiian forests, from showboating 'I’iwis to gentle ‘Oma’os.  Habitat…

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November 2016

MEETING
Swans of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley

November 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, Railroad Bridge Park 2151 West Hendrickson Road Sequim, WA 98382
Sequim, 98382 United States
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OPAS Program for November 16, 2016 “Swans of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley”, 7 p.m. November 16, 2016, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Rd. Presented by Bob Boekelheide and Kendra Donelson. (Click on graphic to enlarge) Nearly hunted to extinction in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Trumpeter Swans now number several thousand in Washington during winter. First recorded on the Sequim-Dungeness Christmas Bird Count in 1982, these giant white birds with their bellowing voices are now regular…

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January 2017

MEETING
The Natural World Always has a Story to Share – Celebrating What is Right with the World!”

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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OPAS Program for January January 18, 2017, 7 p.m. at the Dungeness River Audubon Center Speaker: Alan Bauer, “The Natural World Always has a Story to Share - Celebrating What is Right with the World!”   Alan Bauer is a professional photographer specializing in the natural history of the Pacific Northwest.  His excellent photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, books, and even in a special exhibit about spiders at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.  As Alan says, “The greatest…

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February 2017

MEETING
OPAS Member Photo Night 2017

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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OPAS Program for February February 15, 2017, 7 p.m. at the Dungeness River Audubon Center "OPAS Member Photo Night 2017" Time for our annual members' photo show! Do you have photos of birds you would like to share with others? Lucky for you, because other OPAS members want to see them, too. Please submit your digital photos to Dow Lambert, who has generously offered to assist us projecting the images. If you wish to offer your photos for the evening,…

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March 2017

MEETING
The Marbled Murrelet: Why This Bird Matters

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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"The Marbled Murrelet: Why This Bird Matters," presented by author Maria Mudd Ruth.  When: 7 PM, March 15, 2017 Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center                   Maria Mudd Ruth's exceptional book, Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet, describes the fascinating history and personalities involved in research about this enigmatic little seabird. Marbled Murrelets mix two seemingly different worlds, nesting high in old-growth forests but living and feeding in the cold…

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April 2017

MEETING
Search for the Holy Grail: Investigating the Evolution of Birds using DNA

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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“Search for the Holy Grail: Investigating the Evolution of Birds using DNA”, presented by John Comstock.  7 p.m. April 19, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Rd. "They just want to sell more field guides," is the usual comment you hear about frequent changes in bird taxonomy. But there is a lot more involved in the systematics of birds than just "lumping and splitting." Behind it all is one of the greatest scientific advances of the last…

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May 2017

MEETING
Birds: Wise and Wondrous, Mischievous and Mystical

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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OPAS Program for May Birds: Wise and Wondrous, Mischievous and Mystical Speaker: Ingrid Nixon, Storyteller May 17, 2017, 7 p.m. at the Dungeness River Audubon Center Ingrid Nixon Ingrid Nixon is a world-traveling storyteller who loves nothing more than to whisk listeners away on journeys of imagination. After living in Alaska for many years working in the wilds as a National Park Service ranger, she now lives in Sequim. Her program for OPAS features stories about birds in legend and…

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June 2017

MEETING
OPAS Conservation Committee Meeting: Invasive European Green Crab

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Conservation Committee Meeting When: Monday, June 5, 2017 at  1:00 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Invited speaker, Lorenz Sollmann (Photo: European Green Crab found at Dungeness Spit, Sequim, April 2017. Photo by Allen Pleus, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife)   OPAS members are invited to attend our Conservation Committee meeting and to hear Lorenz Sollmann, assistant manager at the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge speak about the invasive European Green Crab and its impacts on seagrass, shellfish, and birds.…

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MEETING
Gaining Global Perspective (OPAS potluck supper)

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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OPAS Program for June "Gaining Global Perspective" Speaker: Jenna Ziogas, Dungeness River Audubon Center Education Coordinator, June 21, 2017, 6 p.m. Potluck Supper at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 7 p.m. Membership Meeting begins. Jenna Ziogas and students Jenna Ziogas spent the past three summers traveling to Tanzania to lead conservation projects with high-school students from all over the world. Jenna will share stories of her adventures, including climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, animal sightings, meeting Jane Goodall, and lessons learned along…

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September 2017

MEETING
Birds of Cuba (Potluck Dinner)

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, Railroad Bridge Park 2151 West Hendrickson Road Sequim, WA 98382
Sequim, 98382 United States
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OPAS Program for September (Potluck Dinner starts at 6 pm, Meeting and Program begins at 7 pm). Presented by Dr. Jim Karr, Professor Emeritus of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, University of Washington A noted expert on tropical birds and a lifelong teacher and naturalist, Jim spent many years studying forest birds in Central and South America, Africa, South Asia, and New Guinea. Besides knowing birds, he is an aquatic ecologist who created the widely-used Index of Biological Integrity, determining the…

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