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July 2018

BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
Gulls and Shorebirds

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

The 'Backyard Birding' class topic on Sat July 7, 2018 at 10 a.m. is “Gulls and Shorebirds”. Bob Boekelheide will be the presenter. Meet at the Dungeness River Audubon Center. They're not just seagulls, and they're not just sandpipers.  Of the 19 species of gulls and 47 species of shorebirds that have been recorded in Clallam County, nearly all are migrants, nesting either in the Arctic or in the interior of North America.  Following nesting, they flock to the Salish…

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FIELD TRIP
Gulls and Shorebirds

July 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dungeness Landing County Park (Oyster House) Sequim, 98382
Free

Note:  This trip will immediately follow the Backyard Birder Class at the River Center – Please Join us for both! Date & Time: Saturday, July 7, 12:30 p.m. Leader: Bob Boekelheide Cost: No charge Meeting place: Dungeness Landing County Park Features: What gull is that? And for that matter, what shorebirds are those? We will aid you to ID each species we find out on Dungeness Bay. We'll work Dungeness Landing then head over to 3 Crabs on an incoming…

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Neah Bay Pelagic Outing No. 1

July 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Neah Bay Boat Dock
$160

Neah Bay Pelagic Outing No. 1 Date & Time: Saturday, July14, 8 a.m. Leaders: Denny Van Horn & Bob Boekelheide Meeting place: Neah Bay, Boat Dock, M/V Windsong Cost: $160; fee collected when boarding Features: This is a RSVP trip so PLEASE contact Denny for reservations. Aboard the M/V Windsong we will venture out into open ocean; first north into the Strait, then NW into Swiftsure Bank; then turn S towards Juan de Fuca Canyon with a final leg back…

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August 2018

FIELD TRIP
Pitship Pocket to Port Williams

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
S parking lot at John Wayne Marina
Free

Pitship Pocket to Port Williams Date & Time: Saturday, August 4, 9 a.m. Leader: Gary Bullock Cost: No charge Meeting place: South parking lot at John Wayne Marina Features: A mid-summer scoping of the bay and environs for anything and everything. By this time of year most nesting species have fledged their young and are returning to waters where they normally hang-out all year. And it's a decent chance to happen-on something very special. Bring: Scopes, binocs and personal items…

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Purple Martin Outing

August 10 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
3 Crabs, North end of Sequim-Dungeness Way
Free

Purple Martin Outing Date & Time: Friday, Aug 10, 8:30 a.m. Leader: Ken Wiersema Meeting place: 3 Crabs parking area Cost: No charge Features: Taking count! This outing focuses on our local Purple Martin colony out on the pilings off 3 Crabs. By now many Martin young have fledged and it's a sweet opportunity to watch adults and fledglings interact before they stage-up and head to South America. Bring: Binocs, scopes, wear calf level boots (as we will be walking…

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Neah Bay Pelagic Outing No. 2

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Neah Bay Boat Dock
$160

Neah Bay Pelagic Outing No. 2 Date & Time: Saturday, August 18, 8 a.m. Leaders: Denny Van Horn & Bob Boekelheide Meeting place: Neah Bay, Boat Dock, M/V Windsong Cost: $160; fee collected when boarding Features: This is a RSVP trip so PLEASE contact Denny for reservations. Aboard the M/V Windsong we will venture out into open ocean; first north into the Strait, then NW into Swiftsure Bank; then turn S towards Juan de Fuca Canyon with a final leg…

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Ocean Shores

August 28 @ 8:00 am - August 29 @ 4:00 pm
Ocean Shores
Free

Ocean Shores Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, August 28-29, 2018 Cost: Free but participants pay for their own lodging and meals. Meeting place and time: 8:00 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the Point Brown jetty at the South end of Ocean Shores Boulevard. Wednesday’s starting time and place will be determined later. Leaders: Bob Iddins and Judi White Features: Migrating Shorebirds of Grays Harbor and other Pacific Coastal spots. Rarities are always a possibility. Bring: Optics, water, lunch for…

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September 2018

FIELD TRIP
Dungeness Rec Area

September 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness Rec Area
Free

Dungeness Rec Area Date and Time: Saturday, September 1, 8 a.m. Leader: Stacey Fradkin Meeting Place: 1st parking lot to left AFTER you drive through gate Features: This is a walk-about for local land birds. Sparrows, chickadees, thrushes, warblers, vireos and flycatchers all nest in this unique ecosystem; and with fledging done, many species are wandering about. This will be a listening, looking and searching out resident adults and fledglings outing. Further Information: Contact Stacey Fradkin fstacey3@msn.com/505 670-3153  

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SPECIAL EVENT
Clinic Fun Walk

September 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Avenue
Sequim, 98382
Free

Get Ready, Get Set, WALK & FUN Mark your calendars for the 14th Annual Clinic Fun Walk and Health Fair, Saturday September 8, 2018! The walk will be a 5k (3.1 mile) walk like last year starting at Trinity United Methodist Church going through Carrie Blake Park and part of the Discovery Trail. Don’t worry; if you are used to doing the 1 mile course you still can. Registration will begin at 8:00, but NEW THIS YEAR the walk is…

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Shorebirds

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dungeness Landing County Park (Oyster House) Sequim, 98382
Free

Shorebirds Date and Time: 11 a.m. Saturday Sept. 8 Leader: Bob Boekelheide Meeting Place: Dungeness Landing Park. Features: Celebrate World Shorebird Week (Sept 5-12) with OPAS. On the 8th, the tide comes in fast in late morning, so we'll catch shorebirds as they move up with the tide. We start at Dungeness Landing, move to 3 Crabs, then back to Dungeness Landing. Bring scopes if you have them. Further Information: Contact Bob Boekelheide <bboek@Olympus.net> 360 808-0196

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Neah Bay Pelagic Outing No. 3

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Neah Bay Boat Dock
$160

  Neah Bay Pelagic Outing No. 3 Date and Time: Saturday, September 15, 8 a.m. Leaders: Denny Van Horn & Bob Boekelheide Meeting Place: Neah Bay Boat Dock, M/V Windsong Cost: $160; fee collected when boarding Features: This is an RSVP trip, so please contact Denny for reservations. Aboard the M/V Windsong we will venture out into open ocean; first north into the Strait; then NW into Swiftsure Bank; then turn S towards Juan de Fuca Canyon; with a final…

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CLASS
“Focus On Series” Slugs & Snails

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$5 - $10

Slugs & Snails – September 15th 10 a.m. – Noon at the Dungeness River Audubon Center Presenter - Jenna Ziogas Join us for an overview of our local gastropods. Most of what you find on the internet tells you how to rid your yard of them. Come and learn their place and value to our ecosystem. $10 ($5 for members) For more info 360-681-4076

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MEETING & POTLUCK
“My Favorite Birds of California, Mexico, and Sequim: Pelicans, Herons, Egrets and more”

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

September 19, 2018 OPAS Program Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim WA. Potluck Dinner at 6 p.m., Meeting at 7 p.m. "My Favorite Birds of California, Mexico, and Sequim: Herons, Egrets, Pelicans, and more" Presented by Judy Larimore Judy Larimore Judy Larimore has been an avid photographer since she was 12 years old. Her photographs currently hang in private collections, including the Indonesian Embassy in Washington DC, the Hewlett Packard Corporate headquarters, and the Monterey Beach Hotel. Five…

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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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