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    11th Annual Olympic BirdFest

    The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society will conduct its 11th annual Olympic BirdFest on April 4th through April 6th 2014. This festival provides participants the opportunity to view a wide variety of birds normally seen on the Olympic Peninsula. Field trips are planned for Sequim Bay, Port Angeles Harbor, Ediz Hook, Dungeness Spit, the Elwha River, Salt Creek and at Neah Bay as well as trips through wooded areas to view songbirds and see owls in the evening. Boat trips to Protection Island are also planned. The North Olympic Peninsula is widely known as a great place for birdwatching. The date of the Olympic BirdFest is timed to overlap wintering birds and the beginning of spring migration.

    In addition to the field trips birders may participate in presentations, workshops and a banquet. A tour explaining the Jamestown S’Klallam tribal totem poles at the Tribal Center and the Seven Cedars Casino will be offered as well as photography workshops. Attendees may participate in the Sequim First Friday Art Walk.
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    Banquet, Silent Auction and Raffle, with guest speaker Noah Strycker

    Saturday, April 05, 2014 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Price: $40.00
    THE SHOW—“BIRD WORLD: INSIGHTS FOR HUMANS FROM THE AMAZING LIVES OF BIRDS” Birds aren't people, but just how different are they from us? They have the same basic requirements we do: food, shelter, reproduction. And they can do some amazing things! Approaching bird behavior from new and surprising angles, Noah Strycker explores the astonishing homing abilities of pigeons, extraordinary memories of nutcrackers, self-image in magpies, life-long loves of albatrosses, particle physics of starling flocks, and other mysteries—revealing why birds do what they do, and how we can relate. With humor and wit, and drawing deep from cutting-edge science and anecdotes from the field, Strycker's presentation will leave you with renewed inspiration about our close connections with birds.