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

 

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Volunteer for the 2017 Pigeon Guillemot Study

Pigeon Guillemots If you like early morning beach walks and birdlife, please consider volunteering to be citizen scientists monitoring pigeon guillemots this summer. This collaborative partnership with OPAS and Clallam Marine Resources Committee will be offering a training workshop in either late May or early June. Trained volunteers will monitor assigned beach segments one day a week for one hour (before 9am) from June thru Aug. (maybe into Sept). We plan to expand the 5 monitoring sites in 2016 depending on number of volunteer recruits. If interested, please send an email to Ed Bowlby (edbowlby2@gmail.com).

 

Western Bluebird Watch Program for 2017

western-bluebirdThe Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society’s Western Bluebird Watch Program is seeking volunteers to participate in the second phase of National Audubon’s Climate Watch Program that focuses on bluebirds.

Audubon’s Climate Watch was developed as a followup to the 2014 Audubon Birds and Climate Change report that highlighted the risks climate change poses to birds across North America

The program focuses on areas of predicted change for bluebirds within each chapter’s territory and highlights areas of expected range expansion and contraction.  Maps of the chapter’s territory overlaid with a grid of 10-kilometer squares that show predictions for change based on the climate models have been provided to the coordinator of each participating chapter.

Volunteers will conduct 5 minute surveys in assigned points within each square. Though the focus is bluebirds, the volunteer is asked to record all bird species viewed within the 5 minute period.

For more information about the OPAS Western Bluebird Watch Program and National Audubon Climate Watch please contact Joyce Volmut at joyce.volmut@gmail.com or call 785-554-6379.

 

Support Legislative Action on Climate Change

Decision makers need to hear from you! Let them know that you are concerned about our changing climate, its impact on birds, on our communities, and our planet.

Click here to voice your concerns. You will be redirected to the Audubon Washington action center website.

 

 

 

 

 

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