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The Natural History of Picos de Europa National Park

Dan Logen

Dan Logen, avid traveler and photographer, will present “The Natural History of the Picos de Europa National Park.” This is Spain's oldest national park, located in the northern part of the country. Dan will present fantastic photos of the scenery, birds, mammals, flowers, and insects which he encountered there on a springtime visit in 2013. This program comes highly recommended by Skagit Audubon, which enjoyed it last May.

Friday, February 12, 2016

7:00 - 8:30 pm
Everett Firefighter's Hall
2411 Hewitt Avenue, Everett (map)

For more information, leave message at 425-252-0926


Photo courtesy of Jack Meyers

Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival
February 27 and 28

Pilchuck Audubon is happy to be a sponsor of this festival, which features tours, speakers, and seminars.  See their website for details.

Dr. John Marzluff

The author of Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife, will be speaking at the Everett Main Library Auditorium on Sunday, February 14.  More details

 Audubon Statement on the Occupation of

Malheur Wildlife Refuge


Great Backyard Bird Count: February 12-15, 2016

Classes to learn beginning birding techniques and ID skills will be held in Edmonds on February 6 and in Arlington on February 7.  Details 

Pilchuck partners with Skykomish Valley Environmental and 

Economic Alliance (SVENA) to protect May Creek 



Groups applaud decision, caution oil spill threats from two remaining proposals persist

Hoquiam, WA – One of the three companies proposing crude oil shipping terminals in Grays Harbor said it will abandon its plans to handle crude oil in comments submitted to state and local agencies in late November 2015. The company’s comments state “REG has concluded that its future plans at Grays Harbor do not include handling crude oil.” The Quinault Indian Nation, Stand Up To Oil campaign, and community groups are applauding REG’s decision, but say they will continue to closely monitor the company’s planned expansion of its existing terminal. Renewable Energy Group (REG), an Iowa-based company, purchased Imperium Terminal Services during the environmental review process.

January  2016

Habitat Stewards Training

Thursdays, Feb 11th– March 3rd, 6:00-9:00pm,
& Saturday field trips on Feb 20th & 27th

Are you interested in becoming a Habitat Steward in your community by creating areas for wildlife? Habitat Stewards Training empowers volunteers to become stewards to help the community create, preserve, and restore wildlife habitat. Join the class to hear expert speakers present about Pollinators, Rain Gardens, Noxious Weeds and so much more! If you are interested in making a difference in your community, join like-minded individuals.

More details
Register by Jan 30th; space is limited.
Cost: $30 for classroom materials; scholarships available
Contact: Sarah, 206-577-7809,

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Help the Birds with Climate Change

Solar power opportunities in Washington State  


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 -- Mike Blackbird

(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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