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June 2019

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 United States
$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 United States
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 United States
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 United States
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

BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
“Gulls and Shorebirds”

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
$5

The tenth (and final) Backyard Birding program in the 2018-2019 series will be "Gulls and Shorebirds" presented by Bob Boekelheide. The program will be offered Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim. Bob will explain his frequently repeated mantra: “There is no species named Seagull”.  Come learn how to identify the more than a dozen species of gulls, gull-like birds, and the multitude of their shorebird associates who call the…

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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 United States
$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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SPECIAL EVENT
“Square Birds” Reception

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Alderwood Bistro, 139 West Alder Street
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Square Art - Open House with Artist Bob Steelquist TUESDAY, July 9 at 6 PM--Special Reception benefits River Center Building Campaign--YOU'RE INVITED Alder Wood Bistro hosts a Special Reception to showcase recent photographs by Sequim author, photographer and friend of the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Bob Steelquist.  The exhibition “Square Birds” features intimate portraits of wild birds framed within a one-to-one aspect ratio that draws the viewer’s gaze to the birds’ eye and a visual encounter we rarely experience. Twenty percent of…

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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 United States
$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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FIELD TRIP
Hurricane Ridge

July 14 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Olympic National Park Visitors’ Center, Race Road
Port Angeles, WA,

Hurricane Ridge Date and Time:  Sunday, July 14, 8:00 a. m. – 2:30 p.m. Leader:  John Gatchet Cost:  Free, however a park pass is required. Meeting Place: Olympic National Park Visitor’s Center Parking Lot Features:    We will walk trails at ONP Visitor’s Center and in the Hurricane Ridge area.  There will be stops at pullouts on the way up to Hurricane Ridge.  The emphasis will be on forest and alpine birds.  A number of species will be identified by sound. …

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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 Perhaps no other behavior so defines cougars, as their ability to subdue and kill prey many times their size. And its no doubt that their unique weapons and hunting strategies make them scary. Join Mark Elbroch of Panthera for a visual and anecdotal presentation…

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August 2019

FIELD TRIP
Purple Martin Outing

August 2 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
3 Crabs, North end of Sequim-Dungeness Way
Free

Purple Martin Outing Date & Time: Friday,  Aug 2, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Leader: Ken Wiersema Meeting place: 3 Crabs parking area Cost: Free Features: This outing focuses on our local Purple Martin colony out on the 3 new for 2019 steel pilings replacing the old wooden Dungeness Pier. This spring we installed 22 new tube type nest boxes to accommodate the Martins.  By August, some Martin young have fledged and it’s a sweet opportunity to watch adults and fledglings…

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FIELD TRIP
Dungeness Rec Area

August 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness Rec Area
Free

Dungeness Rec Area Date and Time:  Friday, August 9th @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Leader:  John Gatchet Meeting Place:  1st parking lot to left AFTER you drive through gate Cost:  Free Features:  This is a walk-about for local land birds. Sparrows, chickadees, thrushes, warblers, vireos and flycatchers all nest in this unique ecosystem; and with fledging done, many species are wandering about. This will be a listening, looking and searching out resident adults and fledglings outing. The trail is…

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RIVER CENTER CLASS
Learn by the Light of the Moon

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Railroad Bridge Park Amphitheater, 2151 West Hendrickson Road
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
Free

 “Behind the scenes at the Burke Museum: recent and ongoing bird studies” - John Klicka, Curator of Birds, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Department of Biology, University of Washington When: August 15, 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…

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