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Urban Bird Adaptations

Check out this Science News Article "When Birds Go To Town" for insights into how birds adapt to or are impacted by noisy environments, how trash filled diets impact birds reproductive success and what kind of reception the crows in Seattle may give you if you walk around in a caveman mask.

September / October 2011 Whistler is Online

Click to Download the pdfThe September / October 2011 Whistler
is available now.

Read more of its content:

  • WHAS Summer Picnic;
  • Update on Backyard Bird Calendar;
  • WHAS Movie Series;
  • Member Form;
  • Bird Quiz;
  • WHAS Kids Day Story;
  • Sapsuckers – Persistent birds drill into, but usually do not harm trees;
  • Introducing WHAS volunteers;
  • Fall ACOW;
  • WHAS Programs and Field Trips;

July / August 2011 Whistler is Online

Whistler coverThe July / August 2011 Whistler
is available now.

Read more of its content:

  • WHAS Bird-A-Thon Information;
  • Whistler Subscription Change for National Members;
  • Member Form, WHAS News;
  • Birding Steigerwald NWR;
  • Wildlife Sightings; Tid Bits;
  • Book Review: Sandhill and Whooping Cranes;
  • Making your Windows safe for Birds;
  • WHAS Programs and Field Trips;

 

Read about WHAS members in the Daily News

Recently WHAS members Russ and Ann Kastberg as well as John and Margaret Green were featured in an Article in the Daily News. The article shows how one can create a large or small garden to suit different animals. To read more check the Daily News article.

May / June 2011 Whistler is Online

Whistler coverThe May / June 2011 Whistler
is available now.

Read more of its content:

  • WHAS Bird-A-Thon Invitation;
  • Leadership Change;
  • Thank ou to our past president;
  • Member Form, WHAS News;
  • A Fathers Day Message;
  • Backyard Birding Update;
  • Primal Warbling Column;
  • Event Updates;
  • Bird-A-Thon form;
  • Alert email list;
  • WHAS Programs and Field Trips;

Call for bird photos

The WHAS Backyard Bird Calendar committee is looking for good quality photos for our 2012 Backyard Bird Calendar. Last year was our first attempt at a fundraising calendar. This year we want to print more and sell them at larger venues. If you are a bird photographer or know a bird photographer we are looking for photos of birds to include either in the larger photo that will go above each month or smaller photos that we’ll include in the calendar portion.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you’d like to contribute photos or would like to help distribute and sell calendars.

March / April 2011 Whistler is Online

Whistler coverThe March / April 2011 Whistler
is available now.

Read more of its content:

  • Invitation to the Annual Member Meeting with Program: “Landscaping for Wildlife” by Ann Kastberg
  • Program "Remote Arctic Wilderness Wildlife” by Russian Biologist Vasily Baranyuk
  • Member Form, WHAS News;
  • Bird Quiz;
  • Nelson Creek Update; Bald Eagle Survey;
  • Amphibian Surveys;
  • Earth Day Volunteers needed;
  • WHAS Bylaws change;
  • Backyard Birding; Program Impressions;
  • CBC Results for Cowlitz Columbia and Wahkiakum county circles;
  • WHAS Programs and Field Trips;

Insight into how to develop a Bird Map

The Seattle Times has an interesting article showing some insight into the development of the last of the Great Washington State Birding Trails, the Pudget Sound Loop.

Check out the article "Audubon birders rove Puget Sound to complete the Great Washington State Birding Trail" on their website.

To see the already available maps online (for free) go to the Washington State Audubon website. Trails to download include:

  • Cascade Loop;
  • Coulee Corridor, covering Central Washington from Grand Coulee to Othello;
  • Southwest Loop, covering Olympia to the Columbia Gorge;
  • Olympic Loop, circling the Olympic Peninsula;
  • Sun & Sage Loop, spanning an area from Snoqualmie Pass to Walla Walla;
  • Palouse to Pines Loop, covering Asotin to Republic.

January / February 2011 Whistler is online

Whistler coverThe January / February 2011 Whistler
is available now.

Some of its content:

  • Leadbetter Point Bird Count Results;
  • Member Form and WHAS News;
  • The new WHAS Bird Quiz;
  • Nelson Creek 2010 Review;
  • 2011 Great Backyard Bird Count;
  • Fun with Amphibian Surveys;
  • Oil Spill Emergency Volunteers needed;
  • Lobby Day 2011;
  • Book Review: The Bird Catcher;
  • WHAS Programs and Field Trips;

 

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