OPAS News is restored to this website as of Mar 11, 2013.
It is now located on the News page (click link above).
The Eleanor Stopps story (PDF)
referenced in the Jan-Feb, 2013 issue of Harlequin Happenings
(access it via the Newsletter link at the left) is available here.
Click the link above to display her story in a separate browser tab.
Near-term Birding Field Trips
Toppenish and vicinity, Wed, Thurs; Jun 5, 6
Lost Mountain, Sat, Jun 22
Details of OPAS Trips
General Meeting (Wed, Jun 19, potluck at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.)
Arnold Schouten will present "Raising Sea Ducks – A ’Long-tail’"
The 2012-13 series of monthly Backyard Birder programs started on Oct. 13.
Programs are held at the Dungeness River Audubon Center. Fee is $5 per person per program.
Attend at least 5 programs during the series and earn a 1-yr OPAS membership (or extension of existing membership).
Out of the Nest Sat, Jun 8, 10:00-noon. Concludes the series of eight classes for Backyard Birders. Ken Wiersema will describe what life is like for young birds in our garden habitats.
Early American Ornithologists
Terry Martin will present three classes, held at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, starting in June.
Classes are free. Donations to the River Center will be gratefully accepted.
Each class is on a Saturday morning, from 10:00-11:15 a.m.
Alexander Wilson -- June 29. Details below
John Kirk Townsend -- July 27.
Genevieve Jones -- Aug 24.
Alexander Wilson is considered by many to be "The father of American ornithology".
Learn about the life and travels of Americas premier self educated ornithologist.
He is also the author of the nine volume field guide "American Ornithology" .
See some of the birds collected for the first time by him , named by him and after him by others.
See examples of his art and learn more about one of the giants of early American ornithology.