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North Central Washington Audubon Society is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society dedicated to furthering the knowledge and the conservation of the environment of North Central Washington, our nation, and the world.

2018 Winter Water Birds

A Partnership course with North Central WA Audubon Society and Wenatchee Valley College Continuing Education

Would you like to learn how to identify some of the ducks and other water birds that winter along the Columbia River? North Central Washington Audubon Society’s Jenny Graevell and Wenatchee Naturalist Susan Ballinger have co-designed this course to increase your observation skills in a collaborative setting ... Read more here.

Field Trip:
Waterville Plateau

Saturday, February 3

Leader: Dr. Dan Stephens

Dr. Dan Stephens, biology professor at Wenatchee Valley College, will be leading a day-long birding trip to the Waterville Plateau on Saturday, February 3. The trip will meet at 8:00 AM at the Easy Street Park and Ride in Wenatchee, and return by 4:00. Bring warm clothes and plan to carpool. Please contact Dan at to sign up. (This is a Snowy Owl irruptive year, bringing high hopes of seeing a Snowy!)

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Bird Survey Opportunities

Beebe Springs

NOTE: The following bird walks at Beebe Springs Natural Area have been stopped temporarily for the remainder of the winter. Fish & Wildlife has closed Beebe Springs until March 15. The walks will resume on Wednesday, March 21.

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month: e-Bird survey at Beebe Springs, led by Virginia Palumbo. This walk covers 2 miles of trails along riparian areas along the Columbia River ....Click here for more information.

Walla Walla Park and Horan Natural Area

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, bird monitoring walks led by Susan Ballinger .... Click here for more information!

Click here for a full-size map of NCW Audubon's territory.