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Island Audubon Field Trips
Second Saturday of Each Month
Meet at Ober Park
You don't have to be a member or an experienced birder to participate and no reservations are necessary -- just come down to Ober Park and join us for a fun visit to birding spots around the Island. 
Each bird walk is led by highly experienced birders. 


2018 Programs

Maria Mudd Ruth
Thursday, January 11th at 7 pm
Vashon Land Trust
Event is free and open to the public

Curious about clouds? Mystified by Marbled Murrelets? How do you begin to learn about something you know nothing about? Olympia natural-history author Maria Mudd Ruth will discuss her latest books, A Sideways Look at Clouds (2017) and Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet (2013) and the role of curiosity and “sideways” perspectives in understanding the natural wonders around us. The program will feature a selection of slides featuring stunning Pacific Northwest clouds and elusive marbled murrelets, and an update on murrelet conservation in Washington.

Books sales and signing will be available before and after the presentation.

Maria’s range of subjects reflects her “interest in restoring our awe in the natural world. She is a member of the Black Hills Audubon Society Conservation Committee, an active advocate for marbled murrelet conservation, a volunteer pigeon guillemot surveyor, a supporter of Olympia city parks, and a United Way reading buddy, along with other involvements.

The event is cosponsored by Vashon Land Trust and Vashon Nature Center.

Tuesday, April 17
“Last Stand” a documentary about the last heard of mountain Caribou in BC.  The film was partly produced by David Markowitz, a renowned tracker and wolf enthusiast.  David has been invited to conduct a tracking workshop that Audubon is coordinating with VNC.
A Vashon Theatre Greentech night.

Thursday, June 7
David Drummond presenting a show on the mating and nesting habits of merlins. David has been doing years of field work and research on Merlins, one our smallest raptors.