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Backyard Birder Class

Backyard Birder Classes

May – July 2019

The Backyard Birding series of classes, hosted by members of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, is intended for residents of this area who are interested in knowing more about birds seen locally each season of the year and learning how to develop good habitats for wild birds. The cost of each session is $5 and is free for anyone under 18. 

“Backyard Birding” can be taken either as individual classes or as a series. The cost of each session is $5 and is free for anyone under 18. After the completion of five sessions, participants will be offered free membership in OPAS for one year.

May 4th –10:00 a.m. at Dungeness River Audubon Center

Eighth in the 2019 series will be Sounds of Spring presented by Dow Lambert assisted by Ken Wiersema. Please come a bit early to get your seat at this ever-popular program featuring slides, videos, and audio recordings of the songs & voices of our local birds. You will be able to hone and renew your identification skills by learning the songs and calls of the birds that live and fly through your backyard and over our local fields, marshes, and shorelines. 

June 1st 10:00 a.m. at Dungeness River Audubon Center

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 young fledglings. Understand that different species play differing roles in raising their young. Come with your questions and observations.  New insights will be revealed.

July 6th 10:00 a.m. at Dungeness River Audubon Center

The 10th and last in this year’s series, will be the ever-popular Gull program presented by Bob Boekelheide.  Watch for full details in the July-August Harlequin Happenings and on the OPAS web site.