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October 2018

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet  Author: Maria Ruth. 2013. 320 pp. Date and Time: Tuesday, October 23, 4-5:30 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W Hendrickson Rd, Sequim Discussion Facilitator: Judith White Click here to read the book discussion questions. “Part naturalist detective story and part environmental inquiry, this book celebrates the fascinating world of an endangered seabird that depends on the contested old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest for its survival. The author traces reports…

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November 2018

BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
Becoming a Birder

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
$5

Becoming a Birder When: November 3rd 10 a.m.  Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost: $5 Denny Van Horn Denny Van Horn will discuss his special perspective on studying and learning about birds.  Denny has been our Field Trip Chair for numerous years and is considering moving to eastern WA. This may be your last chance to share a morning with Denny and delve into his devotion to monitoring observing, identifying, and recording the birds seen in Clallam County.  He’ll also…

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FIELD TRIP
Ediz Hook

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Boat launch at CG Station on E end of Hook Port Angeles, WA United States
Free

Ediz Hook Date & Time: Saturday November 3rd, 12 noon to 2:30 pm Leader: Judy Mullally  Cost: Free Meeting place: In the area of the boat launch or restrooms at the end of Ediz Hook (just before the Coast Guard entry station) Features: Returning winter waterbirds and shorebirds of Port Angeles Harbor and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Bring: Optics (scope if you have one), water, snacks, and appropriate clothing for the weather. Further information: Judy Mullally 360 452-5797 Common LoonPhoto by Dow Lambert

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FOCUS ON SERIES
Herons and Kingfishers

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

Focus On Series: Herons and Kingfishers When: Nov 10th at 10  a.m. - Noon Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Powell Jones, Director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center, will do an in-depth program on our local array of Herons and Kingfishers. Joins us as we explore two species of birds, uniquely adapted to utilize the resources of the world's most productive ecosystems. Cost: $5 for members/ $10 for non-members    

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SPECIAL EVENT
Birds and Beverages

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St
Sequim, 98382 United States
Free

Birds and Beverages Gathering When: November 13 Where: Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Sequim 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 may be working on - the sky’s the limit. It’s low key and…

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FIELD TRIP
Robin Hill Park

November 18 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Robin Hill Park, 141 Dryke Rd
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
Free

Robin Hill Park  When: Sunday, November 18, 2018 Trip Leader: John Gatchet Meet at the park at 8:30 am. The park has a variety of habitats that allow for a diversity of species.  Plan to walk on the trails in the park.  Depending on the size of the group we may stop at Kitchen-Dick Road ponds. Further Information: Contact John Gatchet <jfgatchet@gmail.com> / 503 781-5043 Bewick's WrenPhoto by John Gatchet

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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

November 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Author: Susan Kolbert. 2014. 336 pp. When: November 27, 2018, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Discussion Facilitator: Bruce Fryxell Click here to read the Discussion Questions. Please note that there are a few copies of the book available for checkout at the Dungeness River Center office. “A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our…

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MEETING
“Birding in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge”

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

November OPAS Program.  "BIRDING IN THE ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE" When: November 28, 2018 at 7 p.m. Presented by Dan Streiffert. NOTE: THE OPAS MEETING IN NOVEMBER WILL OCCUR ON THE FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH RATHER THAN THE USUAL THIRD WEDNESDAY DUE TO THANKSGIVING. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim  Called "America's Serengeti" for its tremendous biological productivity, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most intact and untouched ecosystems in America. It is…

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December 2018

BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
Winter Care and Feeding in the Garden

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

"Winter Care and Feeding in the Garden" When: December 1st 10 a.m.  – Noon Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Presenter: Christie Lassen Cost: $5  Christie Lassen Co-owner of Wild Birds in Gardiner will present an annual favorite on winter feeding and caring for birds in your backyard.  Christie is a special friend of OPAS and a longtime sponsor of our annual BirdFest. She’ll share her knowledge and an array of new products that will make feeding and watering birds easier…

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SPECIAL EVENT
Holiday Flock Party at Wild Birds Unlimited

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wild Birds Unlimited, 275953 US-101
Gardiner, WA 98382 United States

Mark your Calendars! Holiday Flock Party for OPAS/DRAC members ONLY When: Wednesday, December 5 from noon - 2 p.m. Where: Wild Birds Unlimited (WBU) at 275953 Highway 101 in Gardiner, WA OPAS and DRAC members save 20% OFF your entire purchase (excluding sale items).  Cider, hot chocolate and holiday cookies will be served as well. Wonderful gifts for your bird loving friends and family!

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CLASS
Winter Birds of the DNWR

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Free

Winter Birds of the DNWR by Naturalist, Ken Wiersema When: Thursday, December 6th, 2 - 4 p.m. Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park Black BrantPhoto by Dow Lambert Please join us for the next installment in our continuing series of educational programs for DNWR Volunteers. A survey of the many wintering  bird species and the many birds we see on the Spit and in the adjacent waters. The class will feature why the birds are here, where they come from, ID tips, and…

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BIRD COUNT
CBC Warm-up Sequim-Dungeness

December 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Railroad Bridge Park
Free

CBC Warm-up Sequim-Dungeness Date: Saturday December 8 Leader: Bob Boekelheide Cost: Free Meeting place: 8:30 a.m. at RR Bridge Park and 11 a.m. at Dungeness Landing Features: This is an out-and-about scouting for the upcoming SD-CBC . We’ll begin at the River Center at RR Bridge Park, then meet later at Dungeness Landing as the tide comes. We might finish off at 3 Crabs, depending on weather and people’s stamina, making sure all feathers are aligned, feeders are prepped, and…

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SPECIAL EVENT
Birds and Beverages

December 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St
Sequim, 98382 United States
Free

Birds and Beverages Gathering When: December 11, 2018 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 may be working on – the sky’s…

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FOCUS ON SERIES
Focus on Raccoons

December 15 @ 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, December 15, 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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BIRD COUNT
CBC Sequim-Dungeness

December 17
Assigned Area
Free

CBC Sequim-Dungeness Date: Monday  December 17 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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