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January 2019

SPECIAL EVENT
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Oyster Aquaculture Presentation

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Oyster Aquaculture Application Permit Under Review The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe is hosting a Presentation/Question and Answer event regarding their oyster farm application permit to grow and harvest Pacific oysters in Dungeness Bay.  When: Thursday, January 31st from 5-7 p.m. at the Dungeness River Audubon Center. All permit materials have been submitted and are available from Clallam County. A hearing is scheduled for March 20th, preceded by at least a 30-day public comment period. OPAS members and the…

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February 2019

BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
Bird Nesting & GBBC

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$5

Bird Nesting & the Great Backyard Bird Count Presented by Ken Wiersema When: February 2, 2018 from 10 a.m. until noon Location: Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim (Open for this class) Cost: $5 (free for anyone under 18 yrs. of age) Our fifth in the series will be Bird Nesting and the Great Backyard Bird Count, presented by Ken Wiersema. With spring just over the horizon, we offer this always popular class on bird nesting. Attendees will…

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RIVER CENTER CLASS
Beginning Birds and Birding

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$50 – $70

Beginning Birds and Birding Class When: Every Tuesday of February, beginning February 5 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cost: $50 for members/$70 non-members To register or more information: rceducation@olympus.net or 360-681-4076

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JAMESTOWN S’KLALLAM TRIBE SPEAKER SERIES
“Western Red Cedar, Importance to Salmon” (RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 1)

February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

"Western Red Cedar, Importance to Salmon" Presented by Robert Knapp, Environmental Planning Program Manager When: February 8, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center For more information contact 360-681-4076 or rceducation@olympus.net.

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RIVER CENTER CLASS
Beginning Birds and Birding CANCELLED

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$50 – $70

Beginning Birds and Birding Class CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER When: Every Tuesday of February, beginning February 5 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cost: $50 for members/$70 non-members To register or more information: rceducation@olympus.net or 360-681-4076

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SPECIAL EVENT
Birds and Beverages CANCELLED

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St
Sequim, 98382 United States

Cancelled due to snow! Birds and Beverages Gathering When: Tuesday February 12, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Where: Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Sequim Crested Grebeby John James Audubon Birds and Beverages is an informal gathering of birders of all abilities, organized by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society. If you’re interested in birds, you’re invited. You can meet other birders, ask where to find birds, share your favorite spots, ask bird feeding questions, share bird photography tips, discuss research you…

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BIRD COUNT
Great Backyard Bird Count

February 15 - February 18
Free

The Great Backyard Bird Count is February 15-18 this year.  To do the GBBC, please count birds anytime from Feb 15-18, any place you would like.  “Backyard” means anywhere, not just in your own backyard, but throughout your neighborhood, in parks, and your favorite birding spots.  The main idea is to get out and find the birds, then enter your counts online using the GBBC website and eBird. This is a good chance to become familiar with eBird, an excellent…

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JAMESTOWN S’KLALLAM TRIBE SPEAKER SERIES
“Historical Relationships Between S’Klallam People and Cedar.”

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

“Historical Relationships Between S'Klallam People and Cedar.” Presented by David Brownell, Cultural Resources Specialist When: February 15, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center For more information contact 360-681-4076 or rceducation@olympus.net. In honor of Jamestown S’Klallam recognition day on February 11th, we are dedicating the month of February to learning more about the people who have lived and prospered on the Olympic Peninsula for more than 10,000 years. S’Klallams rich culture is greatly based on the abundant natural…

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FOCUS ON SERIES
Focus on Raccoons

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$5 – $10

Focus on Raccoons Presented by Jenna Ziogas When: Saturday, February  16, 2018, 10 a.m. - Noon Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park For more information contact 360-681-4076 or rceducation@olympus.net.

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FIELD TRIP
Carrie Blake Park

February 17 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Carrie Blake Park, 202 N Blake Avenue
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Carrie Blake Park Date and Time:  Sunday February 17, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Leader: John Gatchet Cost: Free Meeting Place: Carrie Blake Park parking lot, near the Dog Park Features: Resident and Wintering Waterfowl, and a range of other species. This is a walk around the park on varied level surfaces. Bring: Binoculars, dress for the weather. Further Information: Contact John Gatchet <jfgatchet@gmail.com> / 503 781-5043 Carrie Blake Park  

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RIVER CENTER CLASS
Beginning Birds and Birding

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$50 – $70

Beginning Birds and Birding Class When: Every Tuesday of February, beginning February 5 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cost: $50 for members/$70 non-members To register or more information: rceducation@olympus.net or 360-681-4076

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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
The Most Perfect Thing

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

OPAS Book Discussion Group The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg Author: Tim Birkhead.  2016. 304 pp When: Feb. 19, 2019, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center (DRAC) Facilitator: Dan Stahler Click here to read the book discussion questions Come join discussion leader Dan Stahler to share your thoughts on this entertaining literary journey through the structure and function of the “everyday miracle of nature” that is a bird’s egg. The author, an…

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MEETING
“The Amazing Wildlife of Brazil’s Pantanal”

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

February 20, 2019 OPAS Program at 7 p.m. "The Amazing Wildlife of Brazil’s Pantanal"  Presented by Ken and Mary Campbell Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA Ken and Mary Campbell have been photographing nature for more than 35 years, making trips to all seven continents in search of extraordinary wildlife.  Their particular passion is watching and photographing wildlife in their natural habitats.  Ken and Mary travelled to Brazil twice in the last 3 years, specifically to…

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JAMESTOWN S’KLALLAM TRIBE SPEAKER SERIES
“X̣páy – Western Red Cedar, the Tree of Life”

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

“X̣páy – Western Red Cedar, the Tree of Life” Presented by Lisa Barrell & Mackenzie Grinnell, Traditional Foods Program When: February 22, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center For more information contact 360-681-4076 or rceducation@olympus.net. In honor of Jamestown S’Klallam recognition day on February 11th, we are dedicating the month of February to learning more about the people who have lived and prospered on the Olympic Peninsula for more than 10,000 years. S’Klallams rich culture is greatly…

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CLASS
Nest Box Building

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$15

Nest Box Building Class When: February 23, 2019 Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: $15 per person; $12.50 per person for 2 or more. Learn why we build boxes, how to build a box, and then build a box! You will be able to take your new box home to install in your yard. Materials, tools, and expert assistance provided. To register for the class or for more information please Call 360-681-4076.

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