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May 2019

SPECIAL EVENT
Wenas Audubon CampOut

May 24 @ 8:00 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm

56th Annual Wenas Audubon CampOut You are invited to attend a celebration of birds, bats, butterflies, botany, and the beauty of spring in eastern Washington! The 56th Annual Wenas Audubon CampOut takes place on Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-27, 2019). Find us at The Hazel Wolf Bird Sanctuary at Wenas Creek Campground (SW of Ellensburg).  This casual and friendly gathering offers a variety of activities, including birding field trips, wildflower walks, field sketching, owl prowls, and campfire presentations PLUS special guest speaker,…

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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
“The Nature Fix”

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

OPAS Book Discussion Group The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative Author: Florence Williams 2017 May 28, 2019, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Meeting at Dungeness River Audubon Center Click here to read the book discussion questions. Come join discussion leader Sandra Boren for a discussion of this interesting and thought-provoking book. The following book description is adapted from information provided by the publisher: The Nature Fix is an intrepid investigation into nature’s restorative benefits…

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June 2019

BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
Birds out of the Nest

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$5

Birds out of the Nest Presented by Ken Wiersema When: June 1, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Barn SwallowsPhoto by Mick Thompson. Ninth in the 2019 series will be Birds out of the Nest presented by Ken Wiersema.  This program includes a parent bird’s role in protecting, feeding, and teaching young birds.  Learn how food needs of young birds change, be aware of their vulnerabilities, and how to make your property less hazardous to…

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FIELD TRIP
Gardiner Beach and Diamond Point

June 9 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Gardiner Beach Boat Launch
Free

Gardiner Beach and Diamond Point Date and Time: Sunday June 9, 8:30 - 11:30 a. m. Leader: John Gatchet Cost: No Charge Meeting Place: The Gardiner Beach Boat Ramp parking area Features: Water, forest and field species will be abundant in the area at this time of year.  The variety of places visited including bird feeders will ensure a diversity of bird species.  This trip will include stops between Gardiner Beach and Diamond Point to locate specific birds in nesting…

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RIVER CENTER CLASS
“Flowers of the Olympic Peninsula”

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$25

Flowers of the Olympic Peninsula Sign up for either the Tuesday or Wednesday class. June 11th &12th - Deer Park All classes will meet at the Dungenss River Audubon Center at 9 a.m. and will strive to return by 3 p.m. Cost $25 per class or $80 for all four. Must pre-register. To sign up or for more information call 360-681-4076 or email rceducation@olympus.net.

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FIELD TRIP
Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wild Bird Rescue, 1014 Parkridge Dr
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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Free

Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue Field Trip Date and Time: Tuesday June 11, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Meeting Place: Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue, 1014 Parkridge Dr., Port Townsend Trip Leader: Judith White Cost: Free Features: A behind-the-scenes look at Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue (DBWBR), a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitation center located in Port Townsend that accepts birds from across the Olympic Peninsula. Injured birds are rehabilitated and released back to the wild. Some of their non-releasable…

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SPECIAL EVENT
“Birds and Beverages”

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St
Sequim, 98382 United States

Birds and Beverages Gathering When: Tuesday June 11, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Where: Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Sequim An informal gathering of birders of all abilities. If you want to meet new OPAS members and interested area residents, you’re invited to share your favorite spots, share bird photography tips, discuss research you may be working on - the sky’s the limit. It’s low key and it’s fun. Gather at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St. in Sequim…

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RIVER CENTER CLASS
“Flowers of the Olympic Peninsula”

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$25

Flowers of the Olympic Peninsula Sign up for either the Tuesday or Wednesday class. June 11th &12th - Deer Park All classes will meet at the Dungenss River Audubon Center at 9 a.m. and will strive to return by 3 p.m. Cost $25 per class or $80 for all four. Must pre-register. To sign up or for more information call 360-681-4076 or email rceducation@olympus.net.

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RIVER CENTER CLASS
Learn by the Light of the Moon

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Railroad Bridge Park Amphitheater, 2151 West Hendrickson Road
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
Free

 “A Look into the Beach Lake Conservation Area Nearshore Restoration Project” - Jamie Michel, Nearshore restoration biologist, Coastal Watershed Institute. When: June 17, 2019 at 7 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center (outdoor amphitheater in Railroad Bridge Park) Cost: Free For more information, contact 360-681-4076 / rceducation@olympus.net The Dungeness River Audubon Center is bringing back the, “Learn by the Light of the Moon” speaker series this spring with a whole new line-up. These talks will happen once a month, as…

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MEETING
“The Seabirds and Marine Mammals of the Protection Island Aquatic Reserve”

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

OPAS Program "The Seabirds and Marine Mammals of the Protection Island Aquatic Reserve”  Presented by Bob Boekelheide When: June 19, 2019 at 7 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA NOTE: June is OPAS's traditional month to hold a potluck dinner before the monthly meeting, but due to recent insect infestations we cannot have food inside the Audubon Center. Therefore there will be no potluck dinner in June and the monthly meeting starts at 7 p.m. Starting…

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FIELD TRIP
Summer Birding for Beginners and Newcomers

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

Summer Birding for Beginners and Newcomers Date and Time: Saturday, June 22, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 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. Railroad Bridge Park has a paved accessible trail for walking, and rest rooms. All birding levels welcome, bring binoculars if you have them (some may also…

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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
“Beaks, Bones and Bird Songs”

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Beaks, Bones and Bird Songs: How the Struggle for Survival Has Shaped Birds and Their Behavior Author: Roger Lederer.  2016 June 25, 2019, 4 PM – 5:30 PM Free Meeting at Dungeness River Audubon Center Come join UW Professor Emeritus Jim Karr for a lively discussion of a book that he’s described as: “A joyride through the secret lives of birds. Drawing on centuries of bird research and observation, Roger Lederer brings readers an engaging exploration of bird survival strategies…

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July 2019

RIVER CENTER CLASS
“Flowers of the Olympic Peninsula”

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$25

Flowers of the Olympic Peninsula Sign up for either the Tuesday or Wednesday class. July 9th &10th -  Eagle Point All classes will meet at the Dungenss River Audubon Center at 9 a.m. and will strive to return by 3 p.m. Cost $25 per class or $80 for all four. Must pre-register. To sign up or for more information call 360-681-4076 or email rceducation@olympus.net.

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RIVER CENTER CLASS
“Flowers of the Olympic Peninsula”

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$25

Flowers of the Olympic Peninsula Sign up for either the Tuesday or Wednesday class. July 9th &10th -  Eagle Point All classes will meet at the Dungenss River Audubon Center at 9 a.m. and will strive to return by 3 p.m. Cost $25 per class or $80 for all four. Must pre-register. To sign up or for more information call 360-681-4076 or email rceducation@olympus.net.

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RIVER CENTER CLASS
Learn by the Light of the Moon

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Railroad Bridge Park Amphitheater, 2151 West Hendrickson Road
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
Free

 "Hunting Behaviors of Cougars " - Mark Elbroch, PhD, Director & Lead Scientist, Panthera's Puma Program When: July 16, 2019 at 7 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center (outdoor amphitheater in Railroad Bridge Park) Cost: Free For more information, contact 360-681-4076 / rceducation@olympus.net The Dungeness River Audubon Center is bringing back the, “Learn by the Light of the Moon” speaker series this spring with a whole new line-up. These talks will happen once a month, as the full moon dictates.…

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