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March 2018

FIELD TRIP
RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 31! Neah Bay Bahokus Peak Hawk Watch

March 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Washburn General Store, 1450 Bayview Avenue
Neah Bay, WA 98357
Free

THIS FIELD TRIP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 31 Neah Bay Bahokus Peak Hawk Watch Date & Time: Saturday, March 24; 8:30am Leader: Denny AFMJ Van Horn Meeting place: Washburn's Market Parking Lot Features: This outing is totally weather dependent. If no fog, low clouds, or nasty winds we'll head up Bahokus Peak to spend the day watching and waiting for raptors, Sandhill cranes, and other Spring migrants. This is a stand-around, sit-down, sky-watch waiting for birds to come flying…

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FIELD TRIP
Neah Bay Bahokus Peak Hawk Watch

March 31 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Washburn General Store, 1450 Bayview Avenue
Neah Bay, WA 98357
Free

Neah Bay Bahokus Peak Hawk Watch Date & Time: Saturday, March 31; 8:30am Leader: Denny AFMJ Van Horn Meeting place: Washburn's Market Parking Lot Features: This outing is totally weather dependent. If no fog, low clouds, or nasty winds we'll head up Bahokus Peak to spend the day watching and waiting for raptors, Sandhill cranes, and other Spring migrants. This is a stand-around, sit-down, sky-watch waiting for birds to come flying by as they stage to cross the Strait of…

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April 2018

CANCELED! FIELD TRIP
Carrie Blake Park

April 7 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Carrie Blake Park, 202 N Blake Avenue
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Field trip has been canceled due to inclement weather. Carrie Blake Park Date & Time: Saturday, April 7; 8-10am Leader: Cindy Fullwiler Meeting place: South parking lot near the dog pen Features: A walk around and through Carrie Blake Park. This outing will be about early spring migrants and lingering wintering residents. Bring: Binocs, scopes, and personal items as desired. Contact: Cindy Fullwiler  cfullwiler@hotmail.com / 951 501-9257  

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BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
Spring Sounds

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$5

Spring Sounds   10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7th Our April class in the Backyard Birding series brings ‘Sounds of Spring’ to you a month earlier than last year, and will help tune up your ear for BirdFest.  Dow Lambert and Ken Wiersema will present one of the most popular and well-attended programs at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park. Their presentation includes new and re-edited slides, videos, and sound recordings of our local birds. Each year,…

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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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FIELD TRIP
Dungeness Landing Shorebirds

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dungeness Landing County Park (Oyster House) Sequim, 98382
Free

Dungeness Landing Shorebirds Date & Time: Saturday, April 21; 1 - 4pm Leader: Jackie OneTree Meeting place: Dungeness Landing Features: Today's low tide is a -0.5 at 2:20. So we'll spend the time searching the expanse of tide flats for over wintering shorebirds along with the first of our spring migrants; and just possibly, something totally off the wall. Bring: Binocs, scopes, and personal items as desired. Contact: Denny Van Horn dennyvanhorn@gmail.com / 360 406-1584

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FIELD TRIP
Neah Bay Bahokus Peak Hawk Watch

April 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Washburn General Store, 1450 Bayview Avenue
Neah Bay, WA 98357
Free

Neah Bay Bahokus Peak Hawk Watch Date & Time: Saturday, April 28; 8:30am Leader: Denny AFMJ Van Horn Meeting place: Washburn's Market Parking Lot Features: This 2nd outing up Bahokus Peak is totally weather dependent. If no fog, low clouds, or nasty winds we'll head up Bahokus to spend the day watching for raptors, Sandhill cranes, and other Spring migrants. This is a stand-around, sit-down, sky watching event waiting for birds to come by as they stage to cross the…

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May 2018

FIELD TRIP
Pre-Birdathon

May 5 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Pre-Birdathon Field Trip 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. For more information email Bob Boekelheide at bboek@olympus.net.

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BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
Migration

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

Migration Presented by Tomás Setubal Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center When: Saturday, May 5th Time: 10 a.m. - noon Cost: $5 For our May program, in our Backyard Birding series, Tomás Setubal, a new presenter for 2018, will lead a discussion on the incredible phenomenon of Migration, and the mechanisms that govern the mass movement of avian species worldwide. Tomás Setubal was born in the bountiful tidelands of Puget Sound but migrated soon after to Brazil. Years later he returned to the USA,…

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CLASS
Pigeon Guillemot Study Training

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Citizen Scientist Volunteers Needed to Monitor Seabirds This Summer Training date: May 11, from 9:30 - 11:30 Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Contact: Ed Bowlby (edbowlby2@gmail.com)                 If you like to watch seabirds along beaches, please consider joining a team this summer to monitor Pigeon Guillemots as an indicator species for nearshore health. It only requires one hour of your time one day per week (to be completed before 9 a.m.), from June…

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SPECIAL EVENT
Birdathon/World Migratory Bird Day

May 12
Clallam County
Free

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…

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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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FIELD TRIP
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Free

Nisqually NWR Date & Time: May 17, 9am Leaders: Gary Bullock & Bob Iddins Meeting place: Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR Visitor Center Cost: No charge Features: This is a walk through the refuge's diverse habitats for all kinds of birds. Spring migration is well underway, so the possibilities are immense. It's possible on a good day to tally 70 or more species.  Also, If interested, connect with Gary as he could possibly help with arranging carpooling with you and…

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FIELD TRIP
Wild Currant Way

May 19 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Wild Currant Way
Free

Wild Currant Way Date & Time: May 19, 8:30am Leader: Judy Mullally Meeting place: Wild Currant Way is a short road off Old Olympic Highway near Lazy J tree farm/compost site where the road changes direction from mostly north to easterly. Old Olympic highway should be open all the way through by this date. Features: This is an easy walk among typical forested lands and is definitely a 'birding-by-ear' outing. Also, if you want, you may bring along your 'well-behaved'…

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CLASS
Focus On Series – Swallows

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$5 - $10

Focus On Series - Swallows Saturday May 19, 2018 Dungeness River Audubon Center Family friendly Cost: $10  ($5 for DRAC, OPAS, and JST members)

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