Monthly Meetings

WOS Monthly Meeting, Monday, March 4, 2024

Andy Stepniewski on “Finding Birds in Eastern Washington: An introduction to the myriad of habitats and their birds, east of the Cascade Crest”

Note: This meeting will be by Zoom only.

Join Andy Stepniewski on an armchair tour east of the Cascades, where a diversity of habitats, elevations and precipitation create a mosaic of vegetation zones. Travel from the crest of the Cascade Mountains to the sun-baked Columbia Plateau to appreciate habitats that provide breeding, wintering and migration-period habitat for more than 300 species of birds.

Andy has lived for four decades in the Yakima Valley and is a life-long naturalist. He has a special interest in the American West, through which he has traveled extensively for the past 50 years. He is a founding member of WOS and takes great pleasure in sharing his love of nature. Andy and his wife Ellen made major contributions to the Birder’s Guide to Washington.

Participant sign-in on Zoom begins at 7:15 PM Pacific Time. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM.

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Consider Joining WOS

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WOS Meetings are free and open to all. They are held the first Monday of each month, October through June.

Currently, all meetings are available remotely via Zoom. WOS sends members the Zoom link via email a week in advance, and the link is also provided on this web page before the meeting.

Selected meetings, which will be announced in advance, will also be held in person at the Center for Urban Horticulture on the University of Washington campus, 3501 NE 41st St. in Seattle. Doors open at 6:30 PM for socializing and the program begins at 7:30 PM.

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