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, Washington

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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Jeff Kozma on Gray Flycatcher Nest Ecology

When: March 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Where: Online only

Our presenter will be Jeff Kozma, TFW (Timber, Fish, and Wildlife) Wildlife Biologist for the Yakama Tribe. The Gray Flycatcher (with the down-dipping tail) ranges over our Western states and is the subject of one of Jeff Kozma’s research efforts. In this presentation, Jeff will expound upon relatively unknown aspects…

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Kim Adelson: Dinosaurs Amongst Us

When: February 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Online only

Virtually all paleontologists agree that birds evolved from dinosaurs, and most even go so far as to claim that birds are, in fact, living dinosaurs. Come learn about the remarkable similarities between birds and the creatures they evolved from. We guarantee that you will not only be surprised as to…

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Paul Bannick: Snowy Owl: A Visual Natural History

When: January 4, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Online only

A stunningly beautiful Snowy Owl took up residence on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill as of November 14. Since then hundreds of delighted birders, photographers and local residents, eager to see this charismatic bird from the far north, have flocked to see it. If you would like to learn more about…

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Olivia Sanderfoot on “Fire, Smoke and Song”

When: December 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Online only

Olivia Sanderfoot will give a talk entitled “Fire, Smoke and Song: Effects of Particulate Pollution on Bird Observation and Acoustic Activity” Check the Monthly Meetings Page as the date approaches for more information and details about how to join the talk using the GoToMeeting app.

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Dr. J. Drew Lanham on “Coloring the Conservation Conversation”

When: September 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

J. Drew Lanham will be the keynote speaker for a joint virtual annual meeting of the Oregon Birding Association and Washington Ornithological Society in September. We are fortunate to have engaged master teacher, birder and writer Dr. J. Drew Lanham, Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University. His research…

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