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June 2017

MEETING
Gaining Global Perspective (OPAS potluck supper)

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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Free

OPAS Program for June "Gaining Global Perspective" Speaker: Jenna Ziogas, Dungeness River Audubon Center Education Coordinator, June 21, 2017, 6 p.m. Potluck Supper at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 7 p.m. Membership Meeting begins. Jenna Ziogas and students Jenna Ziogas spent the past three summers traveling to Tanzania to lead conservation projects with high-school students from all over the world. Jenna will share stories of her adventures, including climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, animal sightings, meeting Jane Goodall, and lessons learned along…

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FIELD TRIP
Carrie Blake Park

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Carrie Blake Park Date & Time: June 25, 9:00 a.m. – Noon Leader: Cindy Fullwiler Meeting place: Parking lot near Doggie Play Ground Features: Cindy Fullwiler will be leading this OPAS outing. Besides doing a walk-about for birds, Cindy will be toting along her photo arsenal, so you will have a chance to watch, look-see, and ask questions from a local Birder, who is also an outstanding photographer. This is an easy outing. Level ground with a chance to find…

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July 2017

CLASS
Gulls & Shorebirds

July 8 @ 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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$5

For the ‘Backyard Birding’ topic on July 8, 2017, Bob Boekelheide will discuss ‘Gulls and Shorebirds.’ They’re not just seagulls, and they’re not just sandpipers.  Of the 20 species of gulls and 48 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 Sea, where they fuel up in preparation for further flights to winter habitats.  Bob…

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FIELD TRIP
Shorebirds & Gulls

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Shorebirds & Gulls Date & Time: Saturday, July 8, Noon Leader: Bob Boekelheide Meeting place: Dungeness Landing Park Features: What gull is that? And for that matter, what shorebirds are those? We will attempt to facilitate ID'ing each and every species you find out there on Dungeness Bay - just for you. We'll work Dungeness Landing; then head over to 3 Crabs on an incoming tide - so the viewing should be excellent! Come join us. Further information: Contact: Bob…

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FIELD TRIP
Pitship Pocket to Port Williams

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
John Wayne Marina, South Parking Lot,
Free

Pitship Pocket to Port Williams Date & Time: Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. Leader: Gary Bullock 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 there’s a decent chance to find something very special. Further Information: Contact Gary Bullock, gbullockak@hotmail.com / 360 797-4556

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FIELD TRIP
3 Crabs Purple Martin Nest Box Check

July 23 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
3 Crabs, North end of Sequim-Dungeness Way + Google Map
Free

Date & Time: Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 8:30 am Leader: Ken Wiersema  Meeting place: 3 Crabs parking area, North end of Sequim-Dungeness Way Cost: Free Features: A walk out on the tide flats (rubber boots might be advisable although the minus tide should allow easy access) to view nesting Purple Martins Bring: Optics (including scopes if available), snacks, water, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing for all kinds of weather Optional: Need at least 3 workers that can stay the 2-hour…

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August 2017

FIELD TRIP
Neah Bay Pelagic Trip

August 5 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Neah Bay Boat Dock,
$160

Neah Bay Pelagic Trip Date & Time: Saturday, August 5, 8 a.m. Leaders: Denny Van Horn & Bob Boekelheide Meeting place: Neah Bay, Boat Dock, M/V Windsong Cost: $160 per person 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 leg back towards Neah Bay…

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FIELD TRIP
Dungeness Rec Area

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Dungeness Rec Area,

Dungeness Rec Area Date & Time: Thursday, August 17, 8 a.m. Leaders: Stacey Fradkin & Michael Barry 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 mid-summer resident adults and fledglings outing. Further Information: Contact Stacey Fradkin,…

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SPECIAL EVENT
Rendezvous for Raptors

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm, 3932 Sequim-Dungenes Way
Sequim, WA United States
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$10

Rendezvous for Raptors When: Saturday, August 19 Fun starts at 2:00 GREAT PRIZES: Bring lots of $$$ for raffle tickets.  All proceeds go to the NW Raptor & Wildlife Center POTLUCK AT 6:00:  Bring your favorite dish to share, something for the grill and lawn chair. PROVIDED:  Hot BBQ Grills, Kegs of Micro-Brews / Cider, Soft Drinks and Tableware Click on poster to enlarge.

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September 2017

FIELD TRIP
Carrie Blake Park

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carrie Blake Park, 202 N Blake Avenue
Sequim, WA 98382
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Free

Carrie Blake Park Date & Time: Sunday, September 3, 10 a.m. – Noon Leader: Cindy Fullwiler Meeting place: Parking lot near Doggie Play Ground Features: Cindy Fullwiler will be leading this OPAS outing. Besides doing a walk-about for birds, Cindy might be toting along her photo arsenal, so you will have a chance to watch, see, and ask questions from a local Birder who is also an outstanding photographer. This is an easy outing - level ground with a chance…

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FIELD TRIP
Neah Bay Pelagic Trip

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Neah Bay Boat Dock,
$160

Neah Bay Pelagic Trip Date & Time: Saturday, September 9, 8 a.m. Leaders: Denny Van Horn & Bob Boekelheide Meeting place: Neah Bay, Boat Dock, M/V Windsong Cost: $160 per person 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 leg back towards Neah Bay…

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MEETING
Birds of Cuba (Potluck Dinner)

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 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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Free

OPAS Program for September (Potluck Dinner starts at 6 pm, Meeting and Program begins at 7 pm). Presented by Dr. Jim Karr, Professor Emeritus of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, University of Washington A noted expert on tropical birds and a lifelong teacher and naturalist, Jim spent many years studying forest birds in Central and South America, Africa, South Asia, and New Guinea. Besides knowing birds, he is an aquatic ecologist who created the widely-used Index of Biological Integrity, determining the…

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FIELD TRIP
Pitship Pocket to Port Williams

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
S parking lot at John Wayne Marina,
Free

Pitship Pocket to Port Williams Date & Time: Saturday, September 23, 9am Leader: Gary Bullock Meeting place: South parking lot at John Wayne Marina Features: Early Fall! And those arctic nesters, along with birds whose breeding areas are scattered out-there-and-about, are starting to flow back into our area and gathering in their fall-wintering habitats. Bring: Scopes, binocs and personal accoutrements as desired. Further Information Contact: Gary Bullock gbullockak@hotmail.com / 360 797-4556

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TRAINING CLASS
Puget Sound Seabird Survey

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Puget Sound Seabird Survey (PSSS) Recruiting Volunteers Go birding and make a difference! Barrows Goldeneye by Doug Schurman Are seabirds in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca increasing or declining in numbers? Which species are changing their range? Help us find out. The Puget Sound Seabird Survey (PSSS) is a citizen-science project managed by Seattle Audubon that empowers volunteer birdwatchers to gather valuable data on wintering seabird populations across Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de…

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SPECIAL EVENT
Dungeness River Festival

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
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Free

Dungeness River Festival When: Friday, September 29th Fun, entertainment, and fry bread! Exploration and learning for all ages. Click on poster to enlarge.

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