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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.

Spring Bird Walk in Okanogan

May 21 from 8-10 am

Come welcome spring on an informal bird walk around Woody Island in the City of Okanogan. Woody Island is home and refuge to an assortment of wildlife. We will spend our time walking the island’s trails and seeing what emerges.

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Field Trip to Douglas Creek and Badger Mountain

Wednesday, June 1

LEADER: Mark Johnston

Spend the day birding the exceptionally diverse habitats of Douglas Creek and Badger Mountain which together host an extraordinary variety of birds.

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Field Trip: Birding by Ear

June 4

Come join Mark Johnston and Virginia Palumbo on a First Creek birding adventure on June 4th.

The First Creek valley, above the Lake Chelan State Park, is home to many exciting early summer birds – Black-backed Woodpeckers have been seen this year, along with White-headed, Pileated & other woodpeckers, 5-6 Thrush species, Flycatchers, Dippers, Warblers, Tanagers, Swifts, Vireos, Grosbeaks, hummers and raptors. We will walk through riparian areas along the creek and a beaver pond, and then head into mixed Ponderosa Pine forests. The outing will cover 3-4 miles on foot along dirt road and wooded paths with some mild elevation gain, although most of the gain up to 3000 ft. will be by car.

We will gather at Virginia’s house in Chelan at 7:00 am to carpool, and arrive at First Creek by 7:30 am. Please contact Virginia for details and sign-up at 509-682-5969 or

Two wonderful new brochures from our friends at Kittitas Audubon:

Two New Bird Survey Opportunities

Beebe Springs

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 and side channels ....

Walla Walla Park and Horan Natural Area

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, bird monitoring walks led by Susan Ballinger ....

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