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December 2018

BIRD ID WALK
Winter Birding for Beginners and Newcomers

December 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Winter Birding for Beginners and Newcomers Date and Time: Saturday, December 22, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Cost: Free 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 may also be available to borrow).  Further Information: Contact Marie Grad <mlgrad53@gmail.com> 360 620-4035…

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January 2019

BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
Birdscaping – Inviting Birds to your Yard

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

Birdscaping – Inviting Birds to your Yard Presented by Carolyn Wilcox When: January 5, 2019, 10 a.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Carolyn Wilcox Please join Carolyn Wilcox, owner and wildlife guide for Experience Olympic LLC, on January 5 when she will launch a new community outreach winter campaign to invite birds into our yards. The January 5 Birdscaping presentation will touch on general wildlife ecology, invasive bird and plant species, feeders & nest boxes, snags, landscape planning, cats &…

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SPECIAL EVENT
Birds and Beverages

January 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St
Sequim, 98382 United States
Free

Birds and Beverages Gathering When: January 8, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Where: Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Sequim Crested Grebeby John James Audubon 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 –…

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FIELD TRIP
Three Crabs and Dungeness Landing

January 13 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
3 Crabs, North end of Sequim-Dungeness Way
Free

Three Crabs and Dungeness Landing Date and Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m., Sunday January 13 Leader: John Gatchet Cost: Free Meeting Place: Three Crabs parking lot Features: Shorebirds, Waterfowl, Gulls, Raptors and a range of other species. Beginning at Three Crabs, then moving to Dungeness Landing. Minimal walking, some uneven sand and gravel. Bring: Scopes if you have them, dress for the weather. Further Information: Contact John Gatchet <jfgatchet@gmail.com> / 503 781-5043 Photo by Jim Gift

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MEETING
“OPAS Members Photo Night 2019”

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

January 16, 2019 OPAS Program "OPAS Members Photo Night 2019"    Organized by Christina Heliker Dungeness River Audubon Center at 7 p.m. It’s time to choose your best bird photos to show our appreciative audience. This year, please submit your photos to Christina Heliker, who will be our technical advisor and assist us projecting the images. Christina will email guidelines to those who have submitted images in the last couple years. If you haven't shown your images in the past, please…

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FOCUS ON SERIES
Focus on Raptors

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$5 – $10

Focus on Raptors Presented by Ken Wiersema When: January 19, 2018, 10 a.m. - 12 noon Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost: $10 ($5 for members)

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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
The Evolution of Beauty

January 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

OPAS Book Discussion Group The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World Author: Richard O. Prum. 2017. 448 pp When: Jan. 22, 2019, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center (DRAC)  Discussion Facilitator: Bob Phreaner Click here to read the discussion questions. Come join discussion leader Bob Phreaner for a spirited discussion of this widely acclaimed book that’s been named a 2017 Best Book of the Year by the New…

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FIELD TRIP
Ediz Hook Field Trip

January 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Boat launch at CG Station on E end of Hook Port Angeles, WA United States
Free

Ediz Hook Field Trip Date & Time: Saturday January 26, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to noon Cost: Free Leader: Judy Mullally Harlequin DuckPhoto by Dow Lambert 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 water and shorebirds of Port Angeles harbor and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This field trip is appropriate for those with limited mobility. Bring: Optics (scope if…

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SPECIAL EVENT
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Oyster Aquaculture Presentation

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Oyster Aquaculture Application Permit Under Review The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe is hosting a Presentation/Question and Answer event regarding their oyster farm application permit to grow and harvest Pacific oysters in Dungeness Bay.  When: Thursday, January 31st from 5-7 p.m. at the Dungeness River Audubon Center. All permit materials have been submitted and are available from Clallam County. A hearing is scheduled for March 20th, preceded by at least a 30-day public comment period. OPAS members and the…

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February 2019

BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
Bird Nesting & GBBC

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$5

Bird Nesting & the Great Backyard Bird Count Presented by Ken Wiersema When: February 2, 2018 from 10 a.m. until noon Location: Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim (Open for this class) Cost: $5 (free for anyone under 18 yrs. of age) Our fifth in the series will be Bird Nesting and the Great Backyard Bird Count, presented by Ken Wiersema. With spring just over the horizon, we offer this always popular class on bird nesting. Attendees will…

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RIVER CENTER CLASS
Beginning Birds and Birding

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$50 – $70

Beginning Birds and Birding Class When: Every Tuesday of February, beginning February 5 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cost: $50 for members/$70 non-members To register or more information: rceducation@olympus.net or 360-681-4076

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JAMESTOWN S’KLALLAM TRIBE SPEAKER SERIES
“Western Red Cedar, Importance to Salmon” (RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 1)

February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

"Western Red Cedar, Importance to Salmon" Presented by Robert Knapp, Environmental Planning Program Manager When: February 8, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center For more information contact 360-681-4076 or rceducation@olympus.net.

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RIVER CENTER CLASS
Beginning Birds and Birding CANCELLED

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$50 – $70

Beginning Birds and Birding Class CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER When: Every Tuesday of February, beginning February 5 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cost: $50 for members/$70 non-members To register or more information: rceducation@olympus.net or 360-681-4076

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BIRD COUNT
Great Backyard Bird Count

February 15 - February 18
Free

The Great Backyard Bird Count is February 15-18 this year.  To do the GBBC, please count birds anytime from Feb 15-18, any place you would like.  “Backyard” means anywhere, not just in your own backyard, but throughout your neighborhood, in parks, and your favorite birding spots.  The main idea is to get out and find the birds, then enter your counts online using the GBBC website and eBird. This is a good chance to become familiar with eBird, an excellent…

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FIELD TRIP
Carrie Blake Park

February 17 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Carrie Blake Park, 202 N Blake Avenue
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Carrie Blake Park Date and Time:  Sunday February 17, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Leader: John Gatchet Cost: Free Meeting Place: Carrie Blake Park parking lot, near the Dog Park Features: Resident and Wintering Waterfowl, and a range of other species. This is a walk around the park on varied level surfaces. Bring: Binoculars, dress for the weather. Further Information: Contact John Gatchet <jfgatchet@gmail.com> / 503 781-5043 Carrie Blake Park  

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