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January 2020

RESCHEDULED! DRAC FOCUS ON SERIES
“Focus On Alcids”

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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$5 – $10

 Rescheduled to January 25, 2020 Focus On Alcids (Puffins, Murres, Auklets, Guillemots, and Murrelets) Presented by Ken Wiersema Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center. When:  January 18, 2020, 10am – noon Cost: $5 for members/ $10 non-members They live off our coasts and nest on our shores; deep divers, fish eaters (mostly), agile swimmers. Learn their lifestyles, their threats, and what makes them unique in our ecosystem. For more information, contact 360-681-4076 / rceducation@olympus.net      

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OPAS PROGRAM
“OPAS Members Photo Night 2020” and PIGU Survey

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

"OPAS Members Photo Night 2020"  and  Pigeon Guillemot Breeding Survey Meet at  Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA Free.   Pigeon Guillemot Breeding Survey Speaker: Ed Bowlby Pigeon Guillemot flying to nest. Photo by Chris Perry First, we will brief our membership on the Pigeon Guillemot breeding survey presented by Ed Bowlby of the Clallam Marine Resources Committee. Ed has been observing Pigeon Guillemot (PIGU) activity for five years at Port Williams. In 2016 OPAS joined the…

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DRAC FOCUS ON SERIES
“Focus On Alcids”

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Focus On Alcids (Puffins, Murres, Auklets, Guillemots, and Murrelets) Presented by Ken Wiersema Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center. When:  January 25, 2020, 10am – noon Cost: $5 for members/ $10 non-members They live off our coasts and nest on our shores; deep divers, fish eaters (mostly), agile swimmers. Learn their lifestyles, their threats, and what makes them unique in our ecosystem. For more information, contact 360-681-4076 / rceducation@olympus.net      

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OPAS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
“The Narrow Edge”

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

OPAS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Title: The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey Author: Deborah Cramer Date: January 28, 4 PM – 5:30 PM Discussion Leader: Bob Phreaner Meeting Location: Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost: Free Read the discussion questions. "The Narrow Edge is at once an intimate portrait of the small red knot and a much larger exploration of our wondrous, imperiled world.” - Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction that we reviewed…

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February 2020

OPAS BACKYARD BIRDING CLASS
Bird Nesting and GBBC + eBird primer

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

Backyard Birding Class - Bird Nesting and GBBC + eBird primer Saturday February 1, 2020 at 10 a.m. Meet at Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost $5. Baby Anna's HummingbirdsPhoto by Gary Bullock Bob Boekelheide and Ken Wiersema will present a 3-part program on bird nests, the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), and a tutorial on eBird as a tool for recording and distributing bird sightings. We encourage attendees to bring their phones or other mobile electronics (iPads, tablets, and laptops)…

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OPAS CONSERVATION MEETING
Olympic Peninsula Natural Climate Solutions Information Session

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

Olympic Peninsula Natural Climate Solutions Information Session Presented by Adam Maxwell,  Government Relations Director,  Audubon Washington Monday, February 3, 2020 1:00 PM -  2:30 PM Meet at Dungeness River Audubon Center,  2151 W Hendrickson Rd, Sequim, WA 98382 Join Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society and Audubon Washington for an afternoon of education and action. We'll learn about how healthy soils and healthy forests can be part of effective climate action and how Olympic Peninsula residents can help make sure natural climate…

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OPAS FIELD TRIP
Skagit and North Snohomish Counties

February 4 @ 8:00 am - February 5 @ 5:00 pm
Port Townsend Ferry Terminal
Free

Skagit and North Snohomish Counties Field Trip Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, February 4 & 5, 2020 Cost: Free. Participants make their own lodging arrangements (Mt. Vernon, Burlington, Anacortes), and are responsible for their own meals both days. Leader: Bob Iddins Features: A very popular trip to the Samish Valley & Skagit Flats, starring a plethora of swans, snow geese, wintering raptors, and occasional surprises. Meeting place: Take the 8:00 a.m. ferry at Port Townsend for Coupeville (reservations are strongly recommended). Upon exiting we’ll meet at…

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OPAS FIELD TRIP
John Wayne Marina and Pitship Pocket Estuary

February 9 @ 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
John Wayne Marina, South Parking Lot
Free

John Wayne Marina and Pitship Pocket Estuary Date and Time:  Sunday, February 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Cost:  Free Leader:  John Gatchet Meeting Place:  John Wayne Marina South Parking Lot Area Features:  Salt water, shoreline and adjacent forest bird species will be the focus of this field trip. This is a good spot to see Marbled Murrelet and Long-tailed Duck. There will be walking in the area to locate woodland birds. This is a good location for Varied Thrush…

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OPAS/DRAC LECTURE & DISCUSSION
“The Ascent of Birds”

February 11 @ 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 When: February 11, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost: Free 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). The February 11 lecture and discussion will include: The Storm Petrel’s Story: Sympatry vs Allopatry…

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DRAC FOCUS ON SERIES
“Focus On Wildflowers”

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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$5 – $10

Focus On Wildflowers Presented by Jenna Ziogas Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center. When:  February 15, 2020, 10am – noon Cost: $5 for members/ $10 non-members Jenna Ziogas, Education Coordinator at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, will offer a new program on wildflowers native to our Olympic Peninsula. She will share with you this richly illustrated program on native flowering plants and the locations at which they can be found. For more information, contact 360-681-4076 / rceducation@olympus.net Tiger Swallowtail and Tiger LilyPhoto…

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OPAS PROGRAM
“From Source to Sea: Dungeness Watershed” video + Swan Project

February 19 @ 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 February 19, 2020 at 7 p.m.  "From Source to Sea: Dungeness Watershed" video and Swans of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Meet at Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA Free. At the February OPAS meeting we have a special twin-bill. First, Laura Davis and Liam Antrim will provide an important update about one of OPAS's most important community science projects -- the monitoring of swans using the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. Started in 2011, the swan project tracks habitat…

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OPAS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
“The Seabird’s Cry”

February 25 @ 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 Seabird’s Cry: The Lives and Loves of the Planet's Great Ocean Voyagers (2018 Edition) Author: Adam Nicholson Date: February 25, 4 PM – 5:30 PM Discussion Leader: Judi White Meeting Location: Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost: Free From the publisher: Click on book to enlarge. Life itself could never have been sustainable without seabirds. As Adam Nicolson writes: "They are bringers of fertility, the deliverers of life from ocean to land." A global tragedy is unfolding. Even as…

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OPAS/DRAC CLASS
“Nest Boxes 2020”

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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$12.50 – $15

Nest Boxes 2020 When: Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost: $15 per person; $12.50 per person for 2 or more Must preregister! Learn why we build nest boxes. Watch a box being assembled, and then build one yourself! Take your new box home and install it! Materials, tools, and “expert” assistance provided! This year we’ll offer the opportunity to build a “roost box” or an experimental combination nest and roost box.…

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March 2020

OPAS/DRAC LECTURE & DISCUSSION
“The Ascent of Birds”

March 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 When: March 10, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost: Free 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). The March 10 discussion and lecture will include: The Godwit’s Story: Quantum Compasses (Getting from…

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OPAS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
“A Season on the Wind”

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

OPAS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Title: A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration (2019) Author: Kenn Kaufmann Date: March 24, 4 PM – 5:30 PM Discussion Leader: Lori Moilanen Meeting Location: Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost: Free From the publisher:  A close look at one season in one key site that reveals the amazing science and magic of spring bird migration, and the perils of human encroachment.   Every spring, billions of birds sweep north, driven by…

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