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UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS
(click above for details on each trip)

January 2, 2017 Monday Christmas Bird Count
Leader: Alan McCoy 

January 21, 2017 Saturday LC Valley Banana Belt Trip 
Leader: Keith Carlson





Sagebrush Songbird Survey

The planning and scoping of sites for this year’s Sagebrush Songbird Survey has been going apace.  We will be doing most of the work in Lincoln County.  It is a wonderful opportunity to get out in the wonderful shrub-steppe habitat each spring, see and hear good birds, and gather important data for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.  There will be a training session April 1 and 2 in Moses Coulee.  People will stay in the Nature Conservancy’s lodge.  Experts will be there to help you learn the habits and songs of the target species.  There will also be training on GPS units needed to locate the observation sites.  The ability to hear bird songs is vital, as well as the ability to walk up to two miles.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Lindell Haggin (lindell4118@comcast.net or call 466-4118).  It is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy some wonderful birds in a marvelous setting.




Ninety eight percent of the purchase price of a Duck Stamp goes directly to help acquire and protect wetland habitat and purchase conservation easements for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Buy yours here.

THE PATRICK SULLIVAN YOUNG BIRDERS FUND

The Patrick Sullivan Young Birders Fund (PSYBF), supported by contributions from members of the Washington Ornithological Society and from the general public, was established in 2005 to encourage and support young people interested in birding. Grants are available to individual young people or to adults to help fund group birding activities or education for young people. We define “young birders” as anyone in the age group from pre-teens through college showing a serious interest in birds and birding. Both students and non-students are eligible and are encouraged to apply.This grant program is not intended to support graduate school activities.

2017 Spokane Audubon Society
Birds of Eastern Washington Calendar 
(available at our SAS Store)
 
Photos by Spokane Audubon members 












YardMap

What's a yardmap?

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YardMap is a citizen science project designed to cultivate a richer understanding of bird habitat, for both professional scientists and people concerned with their local environments.

Another Citizen Science project from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology




              
                                    
                                       


Find out what the Discover Pass is all about.




Spokane Audubon Monthly Program

January 11, 2017


Spokane Pollinators:
Their Habitat, Food, & Behavior 

by Jeanne Dammarell


"What I am hoping to bring to the meeting is an appreciation of the diverse intricacies of the places we visit regularly. I'll focus on the landscapes that surround Spokane...most heavily on the sagebrush habitats of Lincoln County. When you say 'pollinators,' most people assume...honeybees...,possibly butterflies. The reality is much deeper..."





         
Find a birding festival near you this year. If your festival is not listed, send us your information. 



Turnbull Photo Contest: www.fws.gov/refuge/turnbull




Revised Checklists

Newly revised checklists are now available for Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman counties as well as Washington State. These checklists are compiled by Washington Birder. They can be found here.


Birders' Exchange

The American Birding Association's Birders' Exchange program collects donated new and used equipment and distributes it to their colleagues working to conserve birds and their habitats throughout Latin America and the Carribean. 
Do you want to help? Find out more.

Check out our online store. Browse the catalog at the Online Nature Mall. Any purchases made at the mall will benefit Spokane Audubon too. Find out how.

Great Washington State Birding Trails
now available as an app for your iPhone!

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