Puget Sound Bird Fest

When: September 11, 2021 – September 12, 2021 all-day
Where: Edmonds, Washington

Celebrated Local Author and Naturalist to Kick off Puget Sound Bird Fest 17th annual Keynote presentation offers a rare look at a rare bird (Edmonds – WA) Award-winning author Maria Mudd Ruth has been selected as the 2021 Keynote presenter for the 17 th annual Puget Sound Bird Fest taking…

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South end of Lake Coeur d’Alene, Benewah County, Idaho

When: June 26, 2021 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Meet at Heyburn State Park HQ, East of Plummer, ID

South end of Lake Coeur d’Alene, Benewah County, Idaho Trip Leader: Charles Swift Meet: 7:00 AM, Heyburn State Park Headquarters east of Plummer, Idaho We will cover Heyburn State Park from Chatcolet to Benewah Lake, continuing east to St. Maries and time permitting north to Harrison. From Harrison participants can…

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Member Photo Night

When: June 7, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Online only

The next Monthly Meeting, on June 7, will feature photos taken by WOS members. Elaine Chuang is organizing this virtual presentation.

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Little Pend Oreille NWR with David Kreft

When: June 26, 2021 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge, 1310 Bear Creek Rd, Colville, WA 99114

Saturday, June 26th Little Pend Oreille NWR Leader: David Kreft Limit: 15 people. Meet up at the Refuge headquarters at 7:00 a.m.. Tour by auto with short walks. Tour will end back Refuge HQ in late afternoon. We will be investigating interior coniferous forest and associated wetland and riparian habitats….

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FULL: Southern Pend Oreille County with Jon Isacoff

When: June 5, 2021 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

Meet at Yokes Parking lot in Mead, Washington at 6 am. Trip is limited to 12 vaccinated participants and is now full. From Mead, we will drive approximately 45 minutes to famous Calispell Lake, the top eBird hotspot in Northeastern WA. This shallow lake is encircled by 10 miles of…

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McNary NWR and Nearby Areas with Mike Denny

When: May 8, 2021 @ 7:00 am

COVID protections: Come and tour in your own cars unless everyone is vaccinated and agrees to carpool. Wear masks when near others. No mask required when outside and at least 8 feet apart. We would spend the day on McNary National Wildlife Refuge, the Walla Walla River Delta, the Peninsula…

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Five Decades of Counting Seabirds and Marine Mammals off Westport, with Bill Tweit, WDFW, and Cara Borre, Westport Seabirds Spotter.

When: May 3, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Online only

Five Decades of Counting Seabirds and Marine Mammals off Westport, with Video Representation of Two Pelagic Trips. This month we will have two presenters: Bill Tweit, who has been counting seabirds and mammals off Westport since the early 1970s, and Cara Borre, a spotter on pelagic trips off Westport for…

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WOS/OBA Joint Annual Conference

When: September 16, 2021 – September 20, 2021 all-day
Where: Astoria, Oregon

Spring has arrived, helping give us all a sense of hopefulness, and we are becoming increasingly optimistic we’ll be able to enjoy some time birding and socializing together at our next annual conference. The intention is to “reboot” the arrangements we had made for last September but had to postpone…

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FULL: Yakima County with Scott Downes

When: May 15, 2021 @ 6:00 am – May 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Yakima County Weekend. May 15-16. The birding will start on Saturday at White Pass and we’ll spend the rest of Saturday covering the varied habitats of the east slope of The Cascades where an amazing variety of birds, including up to 10 species of woodpecker can be encountered! We’ll finish…

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Matt Bartels on Washington’s Vagrants: Where and When.

When: April 5, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Online only

Matt Bartels, Secretary of WOS’s Washington Bird Records Committee, will speak on Washington’s Vagrants. Where do Washington vagrants come from, why do they show up and are there strategies to look for them? Join Matt Bartels, Secretary of the Washington Bird Records Committee (WBRC), in a discussion of the rare…

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