Calendar of events

Vashon Audubon has canceled most birding field trips and in-person programs to comply with COVID-19 guidelines. Regular activities will be posted here when they resume.


Webinar

Heron Meadow:
Relationships Between Birds, Plants, and Water
Zoom meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7 PM
Free and open to all

Presenter Paulina Barry is a wildlife and ecology scientist and educator. She currently stewards Heron Meadow, documenting bird species that utilize this wetland in restoration. In the past year she has completed weekly surveys of the area to discover seasonal trends and relationships between birds, plants, and water.

Tune in to learn how Heron Meadow’s restoration is affecting our local bird species and how you can protect and provide for our avian neighbors.

Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYocOqtrzIqEtzeYRacsWufSvXjD0l2kuKW

After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Bird walks scheduled for February, March
Vashon Audubon and the Vashon Nature Center will host a series of wild bird walks on four Saturdays in late February and early March. Paulina Barry will lead the one-hour walks beginning at 9 AM each of the four Saturdays. These free events will pay special attention to birding-by-ear, but visible birds will be celebrated as well—binoculars recommended! Dates and locations are as follows:

February 20 and 27 – Heron Meadow at Vashon Center for the Arts
March 6 and 13 – Judd Creek Loop Trail trailhead, 111th Ave SW in Paradise Valley

Group size is limited to 12 people for each event. Please register in advance with Volunteer Coordinator Jody Pritchard, at kenneth013@centurytel.net or 206-920-7833.

Participants should dress for the weather, mask up, and expect to practice social distancing.


Paradise Valley work party
On Saturday, March 6, Audubon stewards will host a work party from 10 AM to noon in Paradise Valley to remove invasive ivy and perform other site maintenance tasks.  Meet at the Judd Creek Loop Trail trailhead.  Participants at the 9-10 AM birdwalk at the same location are welcome to stick around and make a morning of bird-friendly activity!

Participants should dress for the weather, mask up, and plan to practice social distancing.

Contact: Jim Evans, 206-678-8914, jimevans@centurytel.net


Healthy Streams = Happy Birds presentation by Jim Evans
Jim, an ecologist, teaches about streams, riparian habitats, and wetlands and their importance in supporting bird life on the Island.

The January sessions have been completed. If you’d like to sign up for Zoom sessions and a field trip to be held in March, please email Sylvia Soholt at sylvia@sylvansanctuary.com


Photo: Osprey, Alice Burns

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