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September 2017

FIELD TRIP
Shorebirds

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
3 Crabs, North end of Sequim-Dungeness Way + Google Map
Free

Shorebirds Date & Time: Saturday, Sept 30, (see meeting place) Leaders: A couple of really good birders! Meeting place: 3 Crabs at 8am; 10am at Dungeness Landing Features: A vast sandy tideflat from E to W with all those fast moving shorebirds - wanna know what they are? And glean a vast amount of ID knowledge to tuck into your array of "What bird is that?" Join us and we'll figure out what all those feathered critters out there are. Bring:…

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October 2017

SPECIAL EVENT
Audubon Council of Washington (ACOW)

October 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway
Sequim, 98382 United States
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$35

Audubon Council of Washington When: 8 am - 4 pm, October 14, 2017 Where: Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center, Sequim Registration, agenda and details available now. Learn more.                 Join us at 7 am at the Dungeness River Audubon Center for coffee and an early morning bird walk and tour of the Center. Afterwards, travel to the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Center in Blyn by 8 am to be welcomed and to pick up your…

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MEETING
Why You Want to go Birdwatching in Texas during Winter

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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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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CLASS
Landscaping for Birds

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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$5

‘Landscaping for Birds’, first in the series of eight classes on ‘Backyard Birding’, is from10 am until noon on Saturday, October 21 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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CLASS
Western Bluebird Climate Watch Training

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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Free

Western Bluebird Climate Watch Training When: October 22 from 2-4 pm Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center A volunteer training class will be held at the Dungeness River Audubon Center on Sunday, October 22nd from 2-4 pm. The class will include how the program originated, the goals of the program, and how the project fits in with the National Audubon Climate Watch program. There will be some historical background on Audubon Climate Watch. Climate Watch aims to document species’ responses to…

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CLASS
Swan Study Training (full)

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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Free

Swan Study Needs Volunteers When: Tuesday, October 24 at 10 AM Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Trumpeter Swans in Sequim FieldPhoto by Dow Lambert Each winter, birders look forward to the return of swans to the Dungeness Valley. However, did youknow that along with simply enjoying their presence, Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society (OPAS) members are also counting Trumpeter and Tundra Swans as part of an ongoing citizen science project? Since 2011, volunteers from OPAS surveyed Trumpeter and Tundra Swans to…

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FIELD TRIP
Ediz Hook

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Ediz Hook,
Free

Ediz Hook Date & Time: Saturday, October 28, 9am Leader: Denny AFMJ Van Horn Meeting place: Down by the Coast Guard Station. Cost: No charge Features: Gulls, alcids, shorebirds, waterfowl, cormies, grebes, loons, and all the other waterbirds that have shown up to overwinter on the bay.  Bring: Binocs, scopes, and personal accoutrements as desired Further information contact: Denny Van Horn dennyvanhorn@gmail.com / 360 406-1584  

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November 2017

CLASS
Becoming a Birder

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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$5

‘Becoming a Birder’ Speaker: Denny Van Horn You're a birdwatcher. Great. Now take the next step -- become a Birder! Birdwatchers watch birds; but, a Birder knows birds! This class introduces you to the basics of birding. You will learn how to look at birds, how to note key field marks, how to describe a bird, and how to take birding notes. You will be shown the “tools of the trade”: field guides, on-line resources and optics. We will explore…

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MEETING
Dungeness Recreation Area Master Plan Update

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Rd
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

Do you bird the Dungeness Rec Area? If so, you will want to provide input into the county's new Master Plan for the area. Considerations include major and minor road improvements, additional day and overnight use of park facilities, including the potential for a third camp loop with hook-up RV camp sites (electricity only) near existing camping facilities, and relocation of the existing bluff trail system, The Public Meeting will be held 11/9 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at…

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FIELD TRIP
Neah Bay OPAS/Washington Ornithological Society (no OPAS leader)

November 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washburn General Store, 1450 Bayview Avenue
Neah Bay, WA 98357
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Free

Neah Bay OPAS / Washington Ornithological Society outing Date & Time: Saturday, November 11, 8am Leader: OPAS leader had to cancel Meeting place: Washburn's Mercantile & Grocery parking lot Features: This is our annual joint field trip with Washington Ornithological Society . This is the time of year for everything and anything to show up in Neah Bay  - a place noted for it's fall vagrants and rarities; as well as it's incredible array of local water and land birds.…

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MEETING
Adventures in Patagonia and South Georgia Island

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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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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SPECIAL EVENT
River Center’s Holiday Nature Mart

November 17 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 4:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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Free

 

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SPECIAL EVENT
Lighting of the Bridge

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Railroad Bridge, 2151 West Hendrickson Road
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

Lighting of the Bridge Join us for lighting of the Dungeness River Bridge in Railroad Bridge Park. Offering hot chocolate, cookies & a sing/hum along. Bring flashlights for returning to your cars after the event. See you there!

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FIELD TRIP
Pitship Pocket to Port Williams

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
S parking lot at John Wayne Marina,
Free

Pitship Pocket to Port Williams Date & Time: Saturday, November 18, 9am Leader: The Grasshopper Meeting place: South parking lot at John Wayne Marina Features: Late Fall residents, wanderers, and just maybe "ohhhh my, look at that!" good birds. One never knows what will be found on this outing - an easy onshore scoping of Sequim Bay and the open waters looking off towards Discovery Bay and Protection Island. Also, there's the land birds hanging out along Schmuck road -…

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FIELD TRIP
Carrie Blake Park

November 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Carrie Blake Park, 202 N Blake Avenue
Sequim, WA 98382
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Free

Carrie Blake Park Date & Time: Sunday, November 19 from 8-10 am Leader: Cindy Fullwiler Meeting place: SE parking lot near dog run Features: A walk around and through Carrie Blake Park. This outing will be about early winter residents from chickadees to woodpeckers. Bring: Binocs, scopes, and personal accoutrements as desired. Further Information Contact: Cindy Fullwiler < cfullwiler@hotmail.com> / 951 501-9257

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