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September 2018

FIELD TRIP
Fall Birding for Beginners and Newcomers

September 22 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Fall Birding for Beginners and Newcomers Date and Time: Saturday, September 22nd, 8:30 a.m. Leader: Marie Grad Meeting Place: Outside the Dungeness River Audubon Center Features: Interested in the new birds coming to your area? Seen something you want to identify? Join local bird enthusiasts for a walk in the park. All levels welcome, bring binoculars if you have them (some are also available to borrow). Further Information: Contact Marie Grad <mlgrad53@gmail.com> 360 620-4035

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LEARN BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON
“Farming in Partnership with Nature”

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Railroad Bridge Park Amphitheater, 2151 West Hendrickson Road WA 98382 United States
Free

“Farming in Partnership with Nature.” Presenter: Patty McManus (Promotions Coordinator at Nash’s Organic Produce) Nash Huber and his crew at Nash's farm organically because it is the healthiest way to farm—for land, water, air, wildlife, and people. His wife Patty McManus, Promotions Coordinator at the farm, feels that creating a viable alternative food system is very important for the local community and she is happy to help bring that about in any way she can. Come learn from Patty about…

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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
“Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution”

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution. Menno Schilthuizen.  2018. 287pp. Date and time: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 4-5:30 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W Hendrickson Rd, Sequim  Discussion Facilitator: Lori Moilanen Click here to read the Book Discussion Questions. “Carrion crows in the Japanese city of Sendai have learned to use passing traffic to crack nuts…Europe’s urban blackbirds sing at a higher pitch than their rural cousins, to be heard over the din of…

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SPECIAL EVENT
Dungeness River Festival

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - September 28 @ 3:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

20th Annual Dungeness River Festival at Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim   Thursday night, September 27th, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday, September 28th, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Activities, Food & Fun for all Ages! Inspiring understanding, enjoyment, and stewardship of the Olympic Peninsula’s unique natural and cultural resources is a pillar of the work we due at, and for, the River Center. Along with accessibility it is also behind what makes the River Festival, September 28th, such a…

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SPECIAL EVENT
“The Memory of Fish” documentary

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

"The Memory of Fish" After the booths shut down for River Fest on Thursday's 'Community Night,' there will be a screening of The Memory of Fish, a documentary of one man, the wild salmon he loves, and his fight to free a river. Dick Goin, a pulp mill worker and master fisherman turned salmon advocate, uses his memories and persistence to battle for the biggest dam removal project in U.S. history. His goal: bring the salmon home. The co-producer, Emma Jones, will…

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October 2018

BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
Landscaping for Birds

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$5

‘Landscaping for Birds’, first in the series of ten classes on ‘Backyard Birding’, is from10 am until noon on Saturday, October 6 at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park. Joe Holtrop, Executive Director of the Clallam Conservation District, will  present important aspects of a bird friendly yard, including food, water, and shelter, with emphasis on the use of plants native to this area.   The series of classes, hosted by members of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society,  is…

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SPECIAL EVENT
Birds and Beverages

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St
Sequim, 98382 United States
Free

"Birds and Beverages" When: October 9, 2018 at 4 p.m. Where: Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St, Sequim “Birds and Beverages” is an informal gathering of birders of all abilities, organized by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society. If you are interested in birds, you’re invited! You can meet other birders, ask where to find birds, share your favorite spots, ask bird feeding questions, share bird photography tips - the sky’s the limit! It’s low key and fun. Gather at…

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MEETING
“Understanding Shorebirds: The Miracle of Migration”

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

October 17, 2018 OPAS Program at 7 p.m. Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim WA "Understanding Shorebirds: The Miracle of Migration" Presented by Tim Boyer Tim Boyer How does a Sanderling that weighs an average of 2-ounces fly 3,000 miles from Alaska to Hawaii?  How does a Bar-tailed Godwit fly from Alaska to New Zealand in eight days without stopping?  Tim Boyer will discuss the epic migration of shorebirds, focusing on six of the 42 species of shorebirds…

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CLASS
“Focus On Series” Rodents

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$5 – $10

“Focus On Series” Rodents October 20, 10 a.m. – Noon Presenter Ken Wiersema Delve into the lives of the most plentiful wild mammals that live on and share our Olympic Peninsula. From voles to beavers, many live unnoticed and close among us. $10 ($5 for members) For more info 360-681-4076

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FIELD TRIP
Gardiner Beach, Cat Lake Road, and Diamond Point

October 21 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Gardiner Beach Boat Launch
Free

Gardiner Beach, Cat Lake Road and Diamond Point  When: Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. Trip Leader: John Gatchet Bewick's WrenPhoto by John Gatchet Meet at Gardiner Boat Ramp at 8:30 a.m.  We will cover land and water birds on this trip that will include viewing in my yard.  We will have a variety of species.  There will be a limited amount of walking on this trip. Further Information: Contact John Gatchet <jfgatchet@gmail.com> / 503 781-5043

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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet  Author: Maria Ruth. 2013. 320 pp. Date and Time: Tuesday, October 23, 4-5:30 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W Hendrickson Rd, Sequim Discussion Facilitator: Judith White Click here to read the book discussion questions. “Part naturalist detective story and part environmental inquiry, this book celebrates the fascinating world of an endangered seabird that depends on the contested old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest for its survival. The author traces reports…

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November 2018

BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
Becoming a Birder

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

Becoming a Birder When: November 3rd 10 a.m.  Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost: $5 Denny Van Horn Denny Van Horn will discuss his special perspective on studying and learning about birds.  Denny has been our Field Trip Chair for numerous years and is considering moving to eastern WA. This may be your last chance to share a morning with Denny and delve into his devotion to monitoring observing, identifying, and recording the birds seen in Clallam County.  He’ll also…

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FIELD TRIP
Ediz Hook

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Boat launch at CG Station on E end of Hook Port Angeles, WA United States
Free

Ediz Hook Date & Time: Saturday November 3rd, 12 noon to 2:30 pm Leader: Judy Mullally  Cost: Free Meeting place: In the area of the boat launch or restrooms at the end of Ediz Hook (just before the Coast Guard entry station) Features: Returning winter waterbirds and shorebirds of Port Angeles Harbor and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Bring: Optics (scope if you have one), water, snacks, and appropriate clothing for the weather. Further information: Judy Mullally 360 452-5797 Common LoonPhoto by Dow Lambert

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FOCUS ON SERIES
Herons and Kingfishers

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

Focus On Series: Herons and Kingfishers When: Nov 10th at 10  a.m. - Noon Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Powell Jones, Director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center, will do an in-depth program on our local array of Herons and Kingfishers. Joins us as we explore two species of birds, uniquely adapted to utilize the resources of the world's most productive ecosystems. Cost: $5 for members/ $10 for non-members    

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SPECIAL EVENT
Birds and Beverages

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St
Sequim, 98382 United States
Free

Birds and Beverages Gathering When: November 13 Where: Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Sequim Birds and Beverages is an informal gathering of birders of all abilities, organized by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society. If you’re interested in birds, you’re invited. You can meet other birders, ask where to find birds, share your favorite spots, ask bird feeding questions, share bird photography tips, discuss research you may be working on - the sky’s the limit. It’s low key and…

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