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blueWestern Bluebird Reintroduction
In the Pacific Northwest
By Gary Slater




         Tuesday, April 8, 2014
          7:00 Social; 7:30 Program
        Anacortes Public Library
                     1220 10th  Street
                 Anacortes, Washington


                       Pacific Northwest Bluebirds
                       Photo by Kathleen Ballard                         

The Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) was a common inhabitant in oak-prairie and other open habitats in western Washington and southwestern British Columbia until the early-1900’s when habitat loss and fragmentation and competition for nest cavities from exotic species triggered a wave of extirpations across the region. Since 2007, Ecostudies Institute and other conservation partners have been working to restore a regional population through reintroduction. Join us as Gary Slater, Executive Director of Ecostudies, talks about the first successful reintroduction of a migratory passerine species, the progress and setbacks to this conservation program, and the important role that private landowners play in the recovery of this iconic species.

Gary Slater is the founder and Executive Director of Ecostudies Institute (www.ecoinst.org). Gary oversees a broad science and outreach program aimed at advancing bird conservation. His current research focuses on the reintroduction ecology of passerines and shorebird monitoring and ecology in Puget Sound.



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Birding the Okanogan, Eastern Washington
Sat., May 31 ~ Mon., June 2

Interested in a couple of full birding and exploring days in the Okanogan? We could visit the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area, Similkameen Valley, and the Okanogan River area too? These are big valleys scooped out by the ice age continental glaciation and have productive wetlands in many parts of the wildlife areas.  We will stay either in Conconully or Oroville. Participants can either book a motel or campground. With 8-10 participants we can make the trip a go!
If you are interested contact:
Trip Leaders: Libby Mills, 360-708-6975, libbymills@gmail.com; Phil Wright,plwright@comcast.net, 360-299-8212
 


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 19th Annual
GRAYS HARBOR SHOREBIRD
AND NATURE FESTIVAL


Friday, April 25 ~ Sunday, April 27
Hoquiam, Washington
Field trips, Lectures, Nature Fun Fair,
Shorebird viewing, Birding Marketplace
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. John Marzluff
Gifts of the Crow

Registration Questions?
Call: (360)289-5048
Email: dimoor2@coastaccess.com

 

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Rufous Hummingbirds

Are Back!
Photo by Joe Halton

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WOLF HOLLOW WILDLIFE REHAB CENTER

REPORT INJURED OR ORPHANED WILDLIFE IN SAN JUAN AND SKAGIT COUNTIES

If you find a SMALL ANIMAL:
Put in a covered box with air holes and soft material on bottom
Keep in a dark, quiet warm place
Please, don't offer food or water
Large/Difficult to Handle Animal:
Call us: (360) 378-5000
or
www.WolfHollowWildlife.org