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November 2019

OPAS SPECIAL EVENT
“Birds and Beverages”

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St
Sequim, 98382 United States
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Birds and Beverages When: November 13 at 4 p.m. Where: Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Sequim, WA 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. Birds and Beverages is low key and it’s fun. Gather at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St.…

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OPAS FIELD TRIP
Gardiner and Diamond Point

November 14 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gardiner Beach Boat Launch, 334M+X3 Gardiner
Gardiner, Washington 98382
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Free

Gardiner and Diamond Point Date and Time:  Thursday, November 14, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Cost: Free Leader:  John Gatchet Meeting Place:  Gardiner Beach Boat Ramp Parking Lot Features:  Salt water, shoreline, field and forest bird species will be the focus of this field trip.  The trip will include watching bird feeders and a variety of locations to maximize bird species.  It will include Cat Lake Road in hopes of seeing Western Bluebird.  There will be some walking on mostly level ground.…

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DRAC BIRD CLASS
Beginning Birds

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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$60 – $100

Beginning Birds and Birding Course Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center When: Tuesdays. November 5th, 12th, 19th (No class on the 26th), and December 3rd Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm Cost: $60 for members/ $100 for nonmembers  A class designed for beginning birders and new residents who wish to learn and recognize our local birds, and anyone who wants to better understand birds. Seminars cover basic bird identification, types of birds, bird behaviors and adaptations, bird sounds, field guides, nest boxes, and birding optics. Must pre-register.…

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OPAS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
“The Wonder of Birds”

November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

Title: The Wonder of Birds Author: Jim Robbins (2017) Date and Time: November 19, 2019 (note: third Tuesday), 4 PM – 5:30 PM Meeting Location: Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost: Free Click here for discussion questions. For our last book of 2019, Bruce Fryxell will lead a discussion of The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future by Jim Robbins. From the publisher: A fascinating investigation into the miraculous world of birds…

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OPAS MEETING
“Birds and Wildlife of Patagonia”

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

OPAS Program and Meeting November 20, 2019 at 7 pm. "Birds and Wildlife of Patagonia, from Magellan to the 21st Century"  Presented by Claudio Vidal Meet at Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA  Free. 2020 is the 500th anniversary of Magellan's voyage. One of Magellan's most important "discoveries" was Patagonia and the Magellan Straits at the southern tip of South America. Claudio Vidal, Chilean bird expert, will explain the natural history of this enigmatic region, looking at…

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OPAS FIELD TRIP
Ediz Hook

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boat launch at CG Station on E end of Hook, 4HR2+4C Juan de Fuca
Port Angeles, WA United States
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Free

Ediz Hook Field Trip Date and Time: Nov. 23 at 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon Leader: Judy Mullally Cost: Free Meeting Place: At the far end of Ediz Hook, near the boat launch and restrooms (just before the entrance to the Coast Guard Station) Features: Returning winter seabirds and shorebirds of Port Angeles Harbor and the Straits of Juan de Fuca Bring: Binoculars, scope if you have one, water, snack, and appropriate clothing for the weather Further Information: Judy Mullally…

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December 2019

DRAC BIRD CLASS
Beginning Birds

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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$60 – $100

Beginning Birds and Birding Course Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center When: Tuesdays. November 5th, 12th, 19th (No class on the 26th), and December 3rd Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm Cost: $60 for members/ $100 for nonmembers  A class designed for beginning birders and new residents who wish to learn and recognize our local birds, and anyone who wants to better understand birds. Seminars cover basic bird identification, types of birds, bird behaviors and adaptations, bird sounds, field guides, nest boxes, and birding optics. Must pre-register.…

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OPAS/DRAC SPECIAL EVENT
Holiday Flock Party

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wild Birds Unlimited, 275953 US-101
Gardiner, WA 98382 United States
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Free

Wild Birds Unlimited Holiday Flock Party When: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from noon until 2:00 p.m. Where: Wild Birds Unlimited, 275953 Highway 101, Gardiner, WA 98382 Wild Birds Unlimited is offering 20% OFF your entire purchase (excluding sale items) on Wednesday, December 4th from noon to 2pm for Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society & Dungeness River Audubon Center Members. Shop for gifts suitable for beginners or seasoned bird enthusiasts – as well as gifts for nature lovers of all ages. They…

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OPAS BIRD COUNT
CBC Warm-up Sequim-Dungeness

December 7 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

CBC Warm-up Sequim-Dungeness Date and Times: Saturday, December 7, 8:30 a.m. (River Center); 11 a.m. (Dungeness Landing Park) Leader: Bob Boekelheide Cost: Free Meeting place: 8:30 a.m. at Dungeness River Audubon Center and 11 a.m. at Dungeness Landing Features:The CBC warmup field trip occurs Saturday Dec 7, starting at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at 8:30 a.m. for landbirds, then meeting at Dungeness Landing Park at 11 a.m. for waterbirds. Bring: Binoculars, spotting scope, water, snacks, as well as appropriate…

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OPAS BACKYARD BIRDING CLASS
“Winter Care and Feeding of Birds in the Garden”

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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$5

"Winter Care and Feeding of Birds in the Garden" When: December 7, 2019 from 10 a.m.  – Noon Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Presenter: Christie Lassen Cost: $5 Hummer-Hearth heater Christie Lassen, Co-owner of Wild Birds in Gardiner, will present an annual favorite on winter feeding and caring for birds in your backyard by providing examples of feeders for humming birds - to seeds for wintering song birds - to suet for woodpeckers.  Christie will offer recommendations on what to…

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OPAS FIELD TRIP
Dungeness Landing/Three Crabs

December 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dungeness Landing County Park (Oyster House), 298 Oyster House Rd
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Dungeness Landing/Three Crabs Date and Time:  Sunday December 8, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: Free Leader:  John Gatchet Meeting Place:  Dungeness Landing Parking Lot Features:  Salt water, shoreline, and marsh bird species will be the focus of this field trip.  A few shorebirds and many waterfowl are expected.  There will be some walking on the beach and in the parking lot area.  These two locations are two of the most productive in the Sequim area.       Bring:  Binoculars, spotting scope, water,…

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OPAS/DRAC Lecture & Discussion
“The Ascent of Birds”

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

The Ascent of Birds An Invitation to the Spectacular Diversity of Birds. Join Jim Karr, University of Washington Professor Emeritus, for a lecture and discussion series stimulated by a pioneering new book by John Reilly - The Ascent of Birds: How Modern Science Is Revealing Their Story (2018). Each session will explore key concepts in the evolution of a bird species or group. All discussions richly illustrated with photos, maps, and other visual material. Read one or two average ten-page…

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OPAS BIRD COUNT
Sequim-Dungeness Christmas Bird Count

December 16
Free

CBC Sequim-Dungeness Date: Monday  December 16, 2019 Cost: Free Leader: Bob Boekelheide Meeting place: Your meeting place is your specific count area of the CBC.  Features: Find birds, count birds, tally birds throughout the day, and then come to the River Center at dusk and share the post-count jubilation, as well as good food and good company as tales are told, species accounts are tallied, and laughter abounds. Further information: Contact Bob Boekelheide <bboek@olympus.net>/360 808-0196

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OPAS FIELD TRIP
Winter Birding for Beginners and Newcomers

December 21 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

Winter Birding for Beginners and Newcomers Date and Time: 8:30 am., Saturday, December 21st Cost: Free Leader: Marie Grad Meeting Place: Outside the Dungeness River Audubon Center Features: Winter has arrived.  Are you interested in the birds that you see at your feeders or in your yard? Seen something you want to identify? Join local birders for a walk in the Park. All levels welcome. Bring: Bring binoculars if you have them, some loaners maybe available. We will be walking…

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