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Earth Day Celebration

Pilchuck Audubon Society will help host an Earth Day Celebration sponsored by 350 Everett on Saturday, April 22, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1607 Fourth Street, in Marysville. Donatons are welcome.

The event will include a movie titled A Fierce Green Fire, which is about the history of the environmental movement—what passionate and committed people did to start effective organizations such as the Sierra Club and Green Peace. Music will be provided by Junior Geezer, and refreshments will be provided by local businesses.


Cartoon Bird

Pilchuck Audubon's competitive birding event will be taking place during the month of May. The Big Month for the species count competition will take place anywhere in Washington over the month of May. The Big Day species competition will be any 24 hour period during May 19-22. The photography contest will have two sections. Big World, Big Year is for photos taken anywhere in the world from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. Washington Big Month is for photos taken during May in Snohomish County and Camano Island.

See the Birdathon Page for more details.



Save the Frog Day, April 29

The Edmonds Demo Garden is having a special Edmonds Save the Frogs Day Saturday April 29 from 1:00 – 3:00pm with Edmonds own Frog Lady Thayer Cueter. This family friendly event is free and open to all. No registration is necessary just come to the Demo Garden at 1:00pm at the Willow Creek Hatchery located at 95 Pine Street on the NW corner of Pine and Edmonds Way (SR #104). Parking is on Pine street except those with limited mobility may use the small Hatchery parking area down the driveway.  For more information see or email or call  425-478-9383. 

To view the poster CLICK HERE.


Saturday, May 13
Weekend Birdwalk to Chilliwack, BC Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

Meet at 7:30 AM at Quilceda Village Walmart west of Marysville (I-5 Exit 200). Park away from store, to the east, near Quilceda Blvd and next to I-5. We will travel to Chilliwack, British Columbia where there is a huge Blue Heron rookery. There were over a hundred nests last year in just a dozen trees with easy access for photography and viewing. We will be able to explore nature trails and the Rotary Visitors' Centre at the reserve. Details about the Great Blue Heron Reserve can be found here. Bring your passport or enhanced driver's license. For the park bring: snacks, water, binoculars, and foul weather gear just in case. All day. We will probably stop on the way home for a little socializing over a late lunch or early supper.
To register, visit our Meetup Page or contact our Trip Leaders:
Lisa Weber, 650.888.9087 (text & cell),
Jonathan Blubaugh, 425-244-7633,

Great Blue Heron Wading ~ Brandy Ream
Great Blue Heron Wading ~ Brandy Ream


Threats to Public Lands

Our friends at Washington Wild are tracking legislative threats to public lands. Please see their website for more information on these threats and what you can do to help keep our public lands intact and available for people and birds to enjoy.

Legislative Threats to Public Lands
Legislative Threats to Public Lands

Rain Garden Opportunity

Rain Garden

Have you been thinking about having a rain garden in your yard? Do you live in the Swamp Creek drainage near the I-5 corridor? This may be the opportunity you have been looking for! Find out more about this free-of-charge program.

 Get Your Property Certified!

The Everett Backyard Habitat Program is now actively engaging community groups, government agencies, schools and businesses to encourage people to improve their properties to benefit wildlife and achieve certification as a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary with the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.

If you have not yet gotten your backyard certified, your can download the application form here or read more about our program here.

Special incentives are available to residents of Everett. For more information,
all or write to the program coordinator Jed Holmes: 
360 421 8423;

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New website features:

The results of the 2015 Christmas Bird Counts are in!

Feeding Hummingbirds in the Winter--Wally Davis

People of PAS -- Paula Parsons

Photo Gallery -- David Richman, Edmonds

(The gallery will feature a Pilchuck photographer every few months.  If you would like to submit photos, please contact

Close Encounters of the Bird Kind -- Ken Longley

(This page features writings about birds.  If you have had a magical birding moment, consider writing it up and submitting it to

 Upcoming Birding Trips


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