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Woody Wheeler

Bird Migration Patterns To and From the Pacific Northwest

Woody Wheeler

Join us as seasoned naturalist Woody Wheeler tells the stories of birds that make epic journeys as well as those that migrate shorter distances or live nearby year-round. Woody will also share a few relevant readings from his new book Look Up! Birds and Other Natural Wonders Just Outside Your Window.

Woody Wheeler is a Master Birder, a Certified Interpretive Guide and the owner of Conservation Catalyst, a birding and natural history firm. He previously worked for The Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society and Seattle Parks Foundation. Connecting people with nature is Woody's passion, and he does so through trips, classes, presentations, and most recently through his new book.

Friday, May 13, 2016
7 pm
Everett Firefighter's Hall
2411 Hewitt Avenue, Everett (map)
For more information, leave message at 425-610-8027

Kids' Bird Festival
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00am-4:00pm

Kids' Bird Festival

Pilchuck Audubon is sponsoring an event at the Imagine Children's Museum in Everett. This event, Kid's Bird Fest, is on May 7, 2016, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and features four activities directly sponsored by PAS:

  • A Great Migration Challenge game, where kids negotiate a path from station to station with challenges to successful migration;
  • A bird beak game, where kids have to use the right shaped beak to get the right food;
  • A Migration Flyway game, a ring toss migration game where you have to get successive rings on the right pegs to make it south to north on one of the flyways,
  • A birding hunt game, where you need to find eight bird photos (in appropriate environments) located around the museum.

In addition, PAS will have a table there with a bird match activity and some general information about birds.

General admission is $10; there must be at least one adult in any group of up to 6 children.


Craven Farm

For the Smart Growth Program

Great live blues and rock music from the CD Woodbury Trio

Chili Dinner with all the fixings, and libations.

Sunday, May 15th

3 to 7 PM

Craven Farm
13817 Short School Road, Snohomish

$20 at the door, kids under 12 are free!

PLEASE RSVP TO KRISTIN KELLY AT or call 425-610-8027 and leave a message.


Red-breasted Sapsucker
First place in 2015 Photo Contest ~ Red-breasted Sapsucker by Rex Guichard

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 20 - 23. The photography contest will have two sections. Big World, Big Year is for photos taken anywhere in the world from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016. Washington Big Month is for photos taken during May in Snohomish County and Camano Island. See the Birdathon Page for more details.

Teams! Count those Eagles! Special award for the most seen.

Pilchuck Audubon is grateful to the following organizations for donating prizes to the Birdathon.  Please give them your support!


                   ~Everett and Monroe                ~Sno-Isle Food Co-op, Everett

                 ~Arlington                                        ~ Stanwood

~Arlington, Everett, Lake Stevens, Marysville

US Forest Service Plans Massive Timber Sale in South Fork Stillaguamish Watershed

Pilchuck partners with Skykomish Valley Environmental and 

Economic Alliance (SVENA) to protect May Creek

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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

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