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August 2019

OPAS FIELD TRIP
Neah Bay

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Washburn General Store, 1450 Bayview Avenue
Neah Bay, WA 98357

Neah Bay Date and Time:  Sunday, August 25, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Leader:  John Gatchet Meeting place:  Washburn’s Store on Highway 112 (Bay View Ave.) in Neah Bay Cost: Free. However, a Makah Nation Recreation Pass ($10 and good for one calendar year) is required for each vehicle and can be purchased at Washburn’s Store or the Mini Mart in Neah Bay. Features:  The best hotspots in the Neah Bay area will be covered with an emphasis on both…

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September 2019

OPAS FIELD TRIP
Shorebirds

September 7 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness Landing County Park (Oyster House), 298 Oyster House Rd
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society Field Trip Shorebirds Date and Time: 8:00 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 7 Cost: Free Leader: Bob Boekelheide Meeting Place: Dungeness Landing Park Features: Help celebrate World Shorebird Day (Sept.6) with OPAS on Saturday, September 7.  It’s an incoming tide that morning, so the birding should be excellent. We will be moving to 3 Crabs then back to Dungeness Landing. Bring: Bring a scope if you have one.  Further Information:  Contact Bob Boekelheide bboek@olympus.net or (360) 808-0196 Photo…

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DRAC CLASS
“Learn by the Light of the Moon”

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Railroad Bridge Park Amphitheater, 2151 West Hendrickson Road
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
Free

Dungeness River Audubon Center Class  “Bioluminescence: who needs the light of the moon when you can make your own!” - Neil Harrington, Environmental Biologist, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe When: September 14, 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…

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OPAS FIELD TRIP (FULL!)
Ocean Shores

September 16 @ 8:00 am - September 17 @ 5:00 pm
Ocean Shores

Ocean Shores Field trip is full! Dates: Monday and Tuesday September 16 and 17 Meeting place & time: 8:00 a.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Brown Point Jetty at the south end of Ocean Shores Boulevard. Tuesday’s starting time and place will be determined later. Cost: Free but participants pay for own lodging and meals Leader: Judith White Features: Migrating shorebirds of Grays Harbor and other Pacific Coastal spots. Rarities are always a possibility. Activity level: Walking on uneven surfaces in dunes…

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OPAS MEETING
“WIldlife of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve” 

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

September Program begins at 7 p.m. "WIldlife of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve”  Presented by Bruce Paige Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA Few people know Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park better than Bruce Paige. Bruce spent 26 years as Chief Park Naturalist at Glacier Bay NP, getting to know the amazing wildlife of this beautiful area. Early in his career Bruce studied Wildlife Management at Humboldt State University, then worked at Lava Beds NM, Death…

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OPAS FIELD TRIP
Fall Birding for Beginners and Newcomers

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

Fall Birding for Beginners and Newcomers Date and Time: 8:30 a.m., Saturday, September 21th Cost: Free Leader: Marie Grad Meeting Place: Outside the Dungeness River Audubon Center Features: Interested in the birds that you see in your yard or on your walk? 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 along the Olympic Discovery Trail…

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OPAS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
“Same River Twice”

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

Same River Twice: The Politics of Dam Removal and River Restoration Author: Peter Brewitt (2019) September 24, 2019, 4 PM – 5:30 PM Free Meeting at Dungeness River Audubon Center Read the book discussion questions. Join Judi White for discussion of a new book that features the Elwha River as one of three case studies. From the publisher: Dam removal was not a realistic option in the twentieth century, and people who suggested it were dismissed as radical dreamers. Over…

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OPAS FIELD TRIP
Point No Point

September 26 @ 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Point No Point Lighthouse, 9009 NE Point No Point Rd
Hansville, WA 98340 United States
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Free

Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society Field Trip Point No Point Date and Time:  Thursday, September 26, 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Leader:  John Gatchet Meeting Place:  Point No Point Lighthouse Parking Lot Features:  Salt water, marsh, and shoreline bird species will be the focus of this field trip.  Parasitic Jaeger and Bonaparte’s Gull are among the target species.  We will visit several birding hotspots in this area.  This spot is also known for rare birds and so we will be looking…

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DRAC Special Event
Dungeness River Festival

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Railroad Bridge Park
Free

Dungeness River Festival When: September 27, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Where: Railroad Bridge Park Free.  

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October 2019

OPAS BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
Birding Basics

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

Birding Basics and Tools of Being a Birder Presented by Ken Wiersema and Bob Iddins October 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. - noon Meet at the Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost $5 Our first program of the 2019 - 2020 Backyard Birder series will be led by two birding veterans, who will offer their views on the basic skills of birding, some ID tips, discussion of birding optics, the pros and cons of field guides, information on the e-bird system,…

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OPAS FIELD TRIP
Fort Flagler State Park

October 6 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fort Flagler State Park, 10541 Flagler Road
Nordland, WA 98358 United States
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Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society Field Trip Fort Flagler State Park Date and Time:  Sunday, October 6, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Leader:  John Gatchet Meeting Place:  Parking area at the entrance to the park. Cost: The trip is free, but either a day pass or a Discover Pass is needed for the state park. Features:  Forest, salt water, shoreline and marsh bird species will be the focus of this field trip.  This is a large park and we will be…

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

October 8 @ 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 SPECIAL EVENT
“Birds and Beverages”

October 9 @ 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: October 9 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 MEETING
“Birding the Ancient Forests in El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve”

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

 OPAS Program for October  "Birding the Ancient Forests in El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico” Presented by Carolyn Wilcox and Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA at 7 p.m. Chiapas, the southernmost state in Mexico, is a birdwatcher’s dream. Carolyn Wilcox and Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin traveled to El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve in the highest part of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas in November, 2018. The reserve protects some of the last remaining cloud forest and tropical evergreen rainforest…

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DRAC FOCUS ON SERIES
“Focus on Weasels, Otters, etc.”

October 19 @ 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 Weasels, Otters, and their Cousins" - local Mustelids Presented by Ken Wiersema When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10 a.m. - noon Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost: $10 ($5 for members) Stealthy, carnivorous, playful, solitary hunters of our forests, coasts, and backyards. Come and better understand their lifestyles. For more information call 360-681-4076 or email rceducation@olympus.net.  

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