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February 2017

MEETING
OPAS Member Photo Night 2017

February 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

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, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

"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, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

“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, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

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, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

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, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

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, 2017 @ 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
Free

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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October 2017

MEETING
Why You Want to go Birdwatching in Texas during Winter

October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

OPAS Program for October 18, 2017 “Why You Want to go Birdwatching in Texas during Winter" Carolyn Wilcox                         Presented by Carolyn Wilcox, ExperienceOlympic Nature Tours Meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Dungeness River Audubon Center One of the best times to go birding in Texas is during winter. Numerous species from around North America mix with local residents and subtropical specialties, providing some of the best birding…

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November 2017

MEETING
Adventures in Patagonia and South Georgia Island

November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

  "Adventures in Patagonia and South Georgia Island" Presented by Enid and Bob Phreaner, Secretary and President of OPAS Enid and Bob Phreaner When: November 15, 2017 at 7 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA Enid and Bob Phreaner moved to Sequim from Pennsylvania in 2012, and soon became very active OPAS members. Our chapter is incredibly lucky to have them! The Phreaners are also eager world travelers, journeying many times to tropical and polar…

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January 2018

MEETING
Wild Alaska: The Last Frontier

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

 "Wild Alaska: The Last Frontier"  Presented by Ken and Mary Campbell January 17, 2018 OPAS Program Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA  at 7 p.m. Ken and Mary Campbell Besides being OPAS members and Port Angeles residents, Ken and Mary Campbell are also award-winning wildlife photographers. They have traveled the world searching for extraordinary wildlife, recording superb images of birds, mammals, and the habitats where they are found. Their photographs have been published in many local and…

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February 2018

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…

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March 2018

MEETING
Swallows – “Acrobats of our spring and summer skies”

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

Swallows – “Acrobats of our spring and summer skies” Speaker  Ken Wiersema Wednesday, March 21 OPAS Program - 7 pm Each year’s first sighting of Swallows means the renewal of spring, warmth and growth brought by summer are on their way.  Swallows can devour flying insects, nest in our yards, and be fun to observe. Come and enjoy an illustrated program concentrated on our local Swallow species, their identification, and how we can conserve and help protect the environment they…

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April 2018

MEETING
“Birds of the Southern Oceans and Antarctica”

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

April 18, 2018 OPAS Program "Birds of the Southern Oceans and Antarctica"   Presented by Bruce Fryxell Dungeness River Audubon Center at 7 p.m. The southern oceans are home to albatrosses and petrels, some of the most spectacular flying birds on Earth. These birds are renowned for their skillful flights riding the winds over turbulent oceans, well adapted to spend their entire lives at sea and only coming ashore for nesting. At the April OPAS meeting, we are excited that…

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May 2018

MEETING
“Conservation Photography: Art for Education and Advocacy”

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

May 16, 2018 OPAS Program "Conservation Photography: Art for Education and Advocacy"  Presented by Lori Moilanen Dungeness River Audubon Center at 7 p.m. Prairie Warbler by Lori Moilanen Photography has been used for environmental advocacy and education since the invention of the camera, leading to a specialty known as "conservation photography." Lori's presentation will highlight some milestones in the history of conservation photography and provide personal examples showing how photographers can use their art to support local environmental education and…

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June 2018

MEETING
“The Seattle Cooper’s Hawk Project” (Potluck Dinner)

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

June 20, 2018 OPAS Program "The Seattle Cooper's Hawk Project" Presented by Ed Deal, Project Coordinator Dungeness River Audubon Center Potluck Dinner begins at 6 p.m., Membership Meeting begins at 7 p.m. Ed Deal with Cooper's Hawk Cooper's Hawks, once threatened by DDT poisoning just like Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons, have returned in such good numbers that they now nest in many urban areas, including Seattle. A dedicated group of researchers has tracked Seattle's Cooper Hawks since 2003, documenting…

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