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March 2017
$10

CLASS
Owls; Masters of the Night

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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When: Saturday, March 4, 2017 Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Time: 10 AM - 1 PM Cost: $10 per person Pre-register for this class by calling 360-681-4076 or emailing rceducation@olympus.net  Click on poster to enlarge.

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$20

FIELD TRIP
DRAC Explorers Club; Hurricane Ridge

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Olympic National Park Visitors’ Center, Race Road
Port Angeles, WA,
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For the next Explorers Club outing we will take a trip up to the iconic Hurricane Ridge! We will be renting some snowshoes and hitting the trail! This is a great opportunity to take in some spectacular views while learning more about the Olympic Mountains, how they formed, and how they continue to be shaped. All experience levels welcome! Where: Meet at ONP visitor center When: Friday, March 10th Time: 10 a.m. Cost: $20 (covers park entrance but not snowshoe…

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Free

FIELD TRIP
A Walk along Morse Creek

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Walk along Morse Creek Date & Time: Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m. – Noon Leader: Judy Mullally Meeting place: Parking area on Strait View Dr. (at bottom of horseshoe-bend off Hwy 101 heading W into PA) Features: This is a Walk, Look-See, & Listen outing. Besides being an excellent birder, Judy Mullally has an excellent ear for identifying bird songs and calls. This is a chance to take a leisurely walk learning about the birds that inhabit ground vegetation,…

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$5

CLASS
Spring Gardening for Birds

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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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‘Spring Gardening for Birds’, sixth in the series of ten classes in ’Backyard Birding’, is from10 am until noon on Saturday, March 11, 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.  There will be an optional field trip (a two-mile hike at the Dungeness Recreation…

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Free

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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Free

FIELD TRIP
Late Winter Shorebirds, Gulls, and Waterfowl

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Late Winter Shorebirds, Gulls, and Waterfowl Date & Time: Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. Leader: Bob Boekelheide Meeting place: Dungeness Landing parking area Features: Water birds! Loons, alcids, ducks, geese, shorebirds, gulls, and the “dicky-birds” that will be hanging back in the grasslands and brambles. Also, Bob will present an experiential lesson on just what are Olympic gulls and why - bring your stale bread! Further Information: Contact Bob Boekelheide bboek@olympus.net / 360 808-0196

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$30

SPECIAL EVENT
Spring Tea

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

Spring Tea Benefit When: Tuesday, March 21 from 1 PM - 3 PM Where: Red Cedar Hall, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, Blyn Reservations deadline March 17 For reservations, call (360) 681-4076 or email rcoffice@olympus.net Click on poster to enlarge.

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Free

SPECIAL EVENT
Audubon Photography Awards Show

March 27 @ 8:00 am - April 13 @ 5:00 pm

Audubon Photography Awards Show When: March 27 – April 13 Where: Sequim Civic Center, 152 W Cedar Street, Sequim, WA. Award-Winning Nature Photographs on Display Roadshow of 2016’s Best Avian Photography Coming to Sequim Visit the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street between March 27 and April 13 to walk among the winning bird photographs from the 2016 Audubon Photography Awards. Selected from over 7,000 entries—submitted from all 50 states, DC, and Canada—the winning photos were published in the May-June…

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April 2017
Free

FIELD TRIP
Gardiner Beach – Diamond Point

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Gardiner Beach - Diamond Point Date & Time: Sunday, April 2, 9 a.m. – Noon Leader: John Gatchet Meeting place: Gardiner Beach Boat Launch area Features: This is John's local patch, and he knows the birds here. The possibilities are anything and everything. Open saltwater, the lagoon, pastured fields, woodlands, ponds, and shoreline. Further Information: Contact John Gatchet  jfgatchet@gmail.com / 503 781 5043

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SPECIAL EVENT
BIRDFEST

April 7 @ 8:00 am - April 9 @ 5:00 pm

Click on graphic for details. April 7 - 9 Too many field trips and events to list! Go to the BirdFest Website.

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Free

FIELD TRIP
Two Eastside Bays for Winter Seabirds & Gulls

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Two Eastside Bays for Winter Seabirds & Gulls Date & Time: Saturday, April 15, 9 a.m. – Noon Leader: Jackie OneTree Meeting place: Parking lot at Port Williams Features: Seabirds! Grassland birds! And whatever else we can find from alcids to meadowlarks. Further Information: Contact Denny Van Horn dennyvanhorn@gmail.com / 360 406-1584

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$5

CLASS
Migration

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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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''Bird Migration":  Why, Where, When and How Birds Migrate will be the topic Saturday, April 15, the seventh in a series of ten classes for Backyard Birders.  From 10 am until noon. Ken Leuthold will lead an exploration of the astonishing world of long-distance flying, without any stopovers to rest or refuel!  Imagine an 8 day, 7000 mile, non-stop flight every autumn to New Zealand for the Alaska Bar-tailed Godwits, compared to the three and a half day record of…

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Free

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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Free

FIELD TRIP
An Early Spring Trip to Nisqually NWR

April 20

An Early Spring Trip to Nisqually NWR Date & Time: Thursday, April 20, 9 a.m. Leaders: Gary Bullock & Bob Iddins Meeting place: Nisqually NWR Visitor Center @ 9 a.m. Features: This is a walk through the refuge's diverse habitats for all kinds of birds. Migration will have started, 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…

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Free

SPECIAL EVENT
Celebration of Science

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day by Celebrating Science! Visit the OPAS booth from noon until 4 PM, Saturday, April 22. Other events begin at 10 AM. Port Angeles City Pier & Feiro Marine Life Center Click on poster to enlarge.

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