Yakima County Weekend with Leader Scott Downes

When: May 20, 2023 – May 21, 2023 all-day

The birding will start on Saturday at White Pass and 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 Saturday covering the Wenas Creek drainage…

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Jason Fidorra will present ”Washington’s Ferruginous Hawks: Status and Ecology”

When: February 6, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Online only (Zoom)

Jason Fidorra will present ”Washington’s Ferruginous Hawks: Status and Ecology” Online only via Zoom. The Ferruginous Hawk, Buteo regalis, is North America’s largest hawk, with populations in decline over most of its range. Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Staff and volunteers monitor over 275 historic breeding sites of this…

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Cindy Easterson: “Conversations with Secretive Birds and What We’ve Learned”

When: January 2, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Online only

Secretive birds intrigue us, but their elusive nature makes them difficult to study, so there is remarkably little known about the biology of many wetland birds. Puget Sound Bird Observatory (PSBO) has been studying birds across our regional wetlands for the past six years to assess population trends of five…

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Kim Adelson on The Origins of Modern Bird Orders

When: December 5, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Online only

Kim Adelson, Emerita Professor of Psychology with a passion for paleontology, will present, The Origins of Modern Bird Orders. Kim has had a passionate interest in paleontology since childhood and holds a Master’s Degree in Evolutionary Biology. She has given two previous presentations to WOS – “The Dinosaurs Amongst Us”…

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Clark County Late Winter Search with Leaders Cindy McCormack , Russ Koppendrayer, and Randy Hill

When: February 25, 2023 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Where: I-5 Salmon Creek Park-and-Ride off NE 134th St, 1112 NE 136th St, Vancouver, WA 98685

Saturday, February 25, 2023 + optional Friday afternoon (2/24) and Sunday morning (2/26) Clark County Late Winter Search Leaders: Friday: Randy Hill and Russ Koppendrayer Saturday: Randy Hill and Cindy McCormack Sunday: Randy Hill and Cindy McCormack Note: WOS Sign-ups will be cut off by the weekend of 2/18 and…

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FULL — WOS Okanogan Highlands/Waterville Plateau Winter Trip

When: February 18, 2023 – February 20, 2023 all-day
Where: Omak Inn, Omak, WA, 912 Koala Dr, Omak, WA 98841

NOTE: This trip has reached the maximum number of participants and is now only accepting names for a waiting list. Join Shep Thorp and Scott Ramos for winter birding in the Okanogan Highlands and Waterville Plateau. We’ll be staying at the Omak Inn in Omak, Friday February 17th through Monday…

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Samish Flats with Leader Brian H. Bell

When: December 3, 2022 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Kingsgate Park and Ride, 13001 116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

Meet at 7:30 at the north end of the Kingsgate P&R at 13001 116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. Limit: 11 The Samish and Skagit Flats can be excellent for raptors (hawks, eagles, falcons) in late fall and winter. We’ll explore looking for a variety of raptors, waterfowl, perhaps wintering…

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