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Summer 2020 Whistler is online

The Summer 2020 Whistler is available now.

 

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Read more of its content: 

  • President message: Earth Month
  • Invitation to the Annual Picnic
  • Volunteer with Purple Martin Count and Banding
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk Predator to Hummingbirds
  • WHAS Board Notes/Election Results
  • Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey nets 74
  • Audubon Society Winter Raptor Survey Project
  • Conservation Matters – Chehalis River Dam
  • Richard Louv Article Brings Kids and Parents Together with Nature
  • New species at our farm
  • Spring Migration of Swifts documented at Rainier Church
  • Membership Form
  • Program: Exploring the Waters of the Pacific Northwest

Kids' Activity Pages

By Larry Brandt

We know how bored and upset kids can get at times when their activities are restricted.  Perhaps we have an answer for parents and grandparents caring for grade school kids during the covid-19 pandemic.  We have seven pages of things for kids to do at home. Of course, they are conservation, outdoor and environment related. Hopefully, they will provide your youngsters with hours of entertainment.  

All pages were developed by Suzy Whittey, a long-time member of Willapa Hills Audubon. Each comes as a .pdf file that you can open (and download) by clicking the image. Then just print them and you are set.

 

Member Banquet CANCELED

Due to concerns about the spread of Coronavirus, the WHAS board has decided to cancel all events to protect our members, following guidance from the Health Department and Audubon.

Please watch the website or the WHAS Facebook page for updates on other events.

Spring 2020 Whistler is online

The Spring 2020 Whistler is available now.

 

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Read more of its content: 

  • President message: Time for Renewal
  • Invitation to the Annual Meeting Banquet
  • NW Birding Events
  • Christmas Bird Count Results
  • New Report: Global Warning Affects Birds
  • Update on the Children’s Discovery Museum
  • WHAS To Make Membership Renewal Changes
  • Vaux’s Swift in Rainier, Oregon Review 
 

Winter 2019 Whistler is online

The Winter 2019 Whistler is available now.

 

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Read more of its content: 

  • President message: Expanding our Range
  • NW Birding Events
  • Christmas Bird Count sign up details
  • New Report: Global Warning Affects Birds
  • The Children’s Discovery Museum has a new home in Longview, WA
  • Purple Martin Nest Box Program on the Long Beach Peninsula
  • Nomination Form for 2020 Elections
  • WHAS To Make Membership Renewal Changes
  • Vaux’s Swift in Rainier, Oregon Review

 

Rainier Vaux's Swift Observation Results

 
With a total of 38 observations during the southbound migration, the Rainier, Ore Riverside Community Church chimney scored the third highest overall number of swifts (185,890), the second highest average count (4,892), and the second highest one-night count (17,889), compared to the 14 other major roost sites on the flyway. See this chart from Larry Schwitters on his website.
 
Congratulations, volunteers and supporters — a magnificent achievement for the birds and citizen science!
 
 

Video of Vaux's Swift in Rainier Ore

WHAS is actively monitoring the population of Vaux's Swifts by counting the birds as they enter their regular stopping places during the northbound migration in May and the southbound migration in September. 

Check out this video (click on the image)  taken on September 20 by Diane Yorgason-Quinn:

9-20-19 - And they're going in!

Don’t miss the show at Riverside Community Church, lower parking lot in Rainier, Oregon. The first birds entered the chimney around 7:30pm on September 20th.

Fall 2019 Whistler is online

The Fall 2019 Whistler is available now.

 

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Read more of its content: 

  • Wings over Willapa Festival
  • Christmas Bird Count Dates 2019
  • Forty Years and Counting
  • Good and Problematic News about the Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project
  • Learn about WHAS’s partnership with Lower Columbia School Gardens
  • A Strange Nest Site
  • WHAS funded Purple Martin Poles -- Project Update
  • ACOW Fall 2019
  • Programs and Fieldtrips

 

Summer 2019 Whistler is online

The Summer 2019 Whistler is available now.

 

Click to Download the pdf

Read more of its content: 

  • Join us for the 2019 Willapa Hills Summer Picnic
  • Come Volunteer at the Children’s Discovery Museum
  • President Message: Slow Down and Smell the Roses
  • Membership Form
  • NW Birding Events
  • Purple Martin Nest Boxes at the Coast
  • Riverside Community Church is now open to Vaux’s Swifts
  • Programs and Fieldtrips

 

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