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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. 


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Citizen Scientist Volunteers Needed to Monitor Seabirds This Summer

Training date: May 11, 2018 from 9:30 – 11:30

Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center

Contact: Ed Bowlby (edbowlby2@gmail.com)

If you like to watch seabirds along beaches, please consider joining a team this summer to monitor Pigeon Guillemots as an indicator species for nearshore health. It only requires one hour of your time one day per week (to be completed before 9 a.m.), from June through August. This is an ongoing project co-sponsored by Clallam County Marine Resources Committee and Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society. Read more about the training.


 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!