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Breaking News

Breaking News is where you can view OPAS news, important conservation items, volunteer opportunities, and information about any scheduling changes with our field trips and events. 

 

[Click here to see the latest Non-OPAS Events that may be of interest.]

 

OPAS now has a Facebook page! Be sure to check it out.

 

See our new sign scheduled to be placed on the kiosk at 3 Crabs by July 2!

 

Defend the Migratory Bird Act

This year, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), our most important bird protection law is under attack. Legislation in Congress (HR 4239), and a new interpretation of the law by the administration, would end the ability to hold industries accountable for bird deaths.

These proposals would prevent enforcement of “incidental” bird deaths, removing incentives for companies to adopt practices that protect birds from threats such as oil waste pits, and eliminating penalties for companies that kill substantial numbers of birds, including from large oil spills.

Urge your members of Congress and the Department of the Interior to uphold the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

 

 Western Bluebird nest box installation

Bob Phreaner and Dan Stahler installing Western Bluebird nest box

Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society volunteers recently installed another Western Bluebird nest box near an area where a Western Bluebird family successfully raised chicks last year. To learn more about our bluebird project, contact Joyce Volmut at cell phone number 785-554-6379 or email joyce.volmut@gmail.com.

 

Report Western Bluebird sightings west of Joyce, WA

OPAS asks for your reports of any Western Bluebird sightings from west of Joyce to the Pacific Ocean. Please report your sightings to Joyce Volmut at cell phone number 785-554-6379 or email joyce.volmut@gmail.com.

Please contact Joyce if you have more questions or refer to the poster below. Click here to read details of the program.

 

BirdFest Registration is open!

Learn more and sign up now at this link.

BirdFest takes place April 13-15, 2018, but field trips, events, and classes fill up fast!