Our Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems and protect birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and biological diversity
in south King County and the world we live in.
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Rainier
Audubon Society


A Chapter of the National Audubon Society with
territory in South King County in Washington State
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Spring Events




Earth Day Native Plant Celebration

Saturday, April 22


This Earth Day, learn to love native plants! Come to SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve to discover the beauty and functionality of our Puget Sound Lowland plants. Join us for a day of discovery and fun to explore how you can show the Earth some love this spring season by choosing plants that support wildlife, improve water quality, and look beautiful to boot! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-day-anative-plant-celebration-tickets-32905688801



Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival

May 5-7


www.shorebirdfestival.com

EACH SPRING, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop to rest and feed in Grays Harbor estuary on their migration northward. Coming from as far south as Argentina, these Arctic-bound shorebirds are among the world's greatest migrants. Some birds travel over 15,000 miles round trip! Tens of thousands of shorebirds feed on the open mudflats in the estuary. This concentration of birds offers people a great chance to view a number of shorebird species, and with luck, to see the birds fly together in beautiful formations while trying to escape the fastest creature on earth, the Peregrine Falcon.



Introduction to Backyard Birds

Saturday, May 6


Who's that bird in your backyard? Learn to observe and identify common birds of Western Washington. Join the Rainier Audubon Society President for an informative morning full of fun! Hear about the biology of local birds, learn to identify those that commonly visit backyard feeders, and discover what you can do to keep birds coming back year after year! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-backyard-birding-tickets- 33063828802


Guided Nature Hike: Tour of the Upland Forest

Friday, May 12


Explore the beauty of our trails with a guide to lead you through the diverse ecology represented at SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve. Guided Nature Walks are outdoor explorations that take place rain or shine. Come with weather appropriate clothes and shoes for moderate levels of walking – inclines or uneven ground may be encountered on this walk.

This month, explore the upland forest of the Nature Preserve. See forest succession in action, discover what "an octopus tree" could be, and feel like you're walking back in time!

Register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/guidednature-walk-tour-of-the-upland-foresttickets-32905748981.



Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest

May 12-14


Mark your calendars! May 12th - 14th, Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) is hosting a new birding festival, Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest. Events include guided field trips, workshops (photography, birding by ear, bird illustration), family-oriented activities, a kids’ day camp, keynote speaker (Paul Bannick, on owls), with a banquet at Red’s Yakima River Canyon Resort, an owl prowl, self-guided field trips (maps provided), and more! You can get all the information on the website: www.ycic.org/yakima-river-canyon-bird-fest