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Free tree seedlings available

Again this year Willapa Hills Audubon is partnering with The Carbon Capture Foundation (TCCF) to provide tree seedlings: Douglas fir, western red cedar, red alder and black cottonwood; up to 240 seedlings per household per year (perhaps more by special arrangement).

The seedlings are provided by TCCF and are free to WHAS members and their family, friends, and neighbors. The one basic limitation is that the seedlings are not to be used to replant recently logged areas or for commercial Christmas trees.  The idea is to plant native trees to tie up carbon and provide habitat for birds.  But of course trees do far more than this.  In the process the trees would benefit you and your property.  The property owners would plant the trees and provide necessary care for the first couple of years while the seedlings become established.

WE NEED TO GET OUR TREE REQUESTS INTO TCCF BY AUGUST 31 so the trees can be ordered from the nurseries. The trees may be planted this coming winter, December through March.  Please feel free to share the program information with any property owners you know who may be interested.  

Forester John Gross from WHAS will be acting as the liaison between those interested in ordering trees and TCCF.  John may also be able to assist interested persons with information on where and how to plant, tree protectors to protect the seedlings from mice, deer, etc. and the like.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for ordering trees and/or if you have any questions about the program.

 

Summer 2022 Whistler is available

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The Spring 2022 Whistler is available now.

 

Read more of its content: 

  • The Struggle for Survival - Presidents message
  • Annual Picnic Invitation
  • Membership Form
  • NW Birding Events
  • Gambles’ White-crowned Sparrow Mystery
  • Earth Day, 2022 review
  • Vaux Swifts Spring Migration
  • Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge reopened in May 

 

Spring 2022 Whistler is online

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The Spring 2022 Whistler is available now.

 

Read more of its content: 

  • Annual Announcements - Presidents message
  • Message to our National Members
  • Membership Form
  • NW Birding Events
  • 2022 is a WHAS Election Year
  • Christmas Bird Count Results
  • Keep your feeders clean
  • The Loon Lunch
  • Conserving Coastal Birds and Habitat

 

Winter 2021 Whistler is online

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The Winter 2021 Whistler is available now.

 

Read more of its content: 

  • Free Tree Seedlings from the Carbon Capture Foundation
  • Christmast Bird Counts - All the local info
  • Membership Form
  • NW Birding Events
  • 2022 is a WHAS Election Year
  • More than 350000 swifts roosted in Rainier!
  • Cowlitz Bird Count October update
  • The Grace of Trumpeter Swans 

 

Common Winter Birds of Western Washington Class

Winter birds of western Washington are amazing. Explore 100 species commonly found in fall and winter. Learn about their shape, size, color patterns, behaviors, habitat, and sounds. The 5-week course taught by Ornithologist Dr. Thomas Bancroft consists of five 90-minute classes held on Zoom. 

Class dates:

  • Thursdays from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM,
  • October 21st, 28th
  • November 4th, 11th, and 18th.

Class recordings are also available.

Fee: $115

More info and registration at Rainier Audubon Society

 

Fall 2021 Whistler is online

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The Fall 2021 Whistler is available now.

 

Read more of its content: 

  • The Wonder of Grief
  • Christmast Bird Counts - Save the dates
  • Membership Form
  • NW Birding Events
  • Report on Audubon State meeting
  • Bird Flight Patterns and Music
  • Vaux Swifts in Rainier Oregon
  • Birds of a Feather Winter Roost Together

 

See the Vaux's Swifts in Rainier Oregon

Vaux's Swifts are starting to roost in the Riverside Community Church chimney in Rainier. We already had a few readings getting up to 20,000.

Folks wishing to check out this phenomenon for themselves will have the best chance from half an hour before sunset until half an hour after sunset. The southward migration of the swifts from all over the Northwest starts in September, affording us more opportunities to view thousands of them entering the chimney. You can watch them from the lower parking lot accessible from W C St next to Fox Creek.

Check it out and say hi to Carolyn, Juni and Terri.

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Upcoming Events

Aug 14;
WHAS Annual Picnic
Sep 10-11;
Puget Sound Bird Fest
Sep 23-25;
Wings over Willapa Festival
Oct 08;
Board Meeting
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