Learn how to extend invites at next Backyard Birding

Carolyn Wilcox, owner and guide for Experience Olympic Tours on the Olympic Peninsula, is the guest speaker at the next Backyard Birding Series, set for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 3, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Wilcox will talk about “Birdscaping — Inviting birds to your yard.” Some of the 20-plus species of wintering birds that have accepted an invitation to her yard include the Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Bewick’s Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Varied Thrush, Townsend’s Warbler and Fox Sparrow.

Wilcox is working to improve breeding spaces to her small property by introducing nest boxes. She will discuss bird habitat: composting, dead wood (snags, nurse logs, brush piles), hedges, native plants, feeders, nest boxes, and water features. Included will be ideas on how to improve the safe movement of birds through your home’s surroundings.

Hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, this series is intended for residents of this area who are interested in knowing more about wild birds seen locally each season of the year and learning how to develop good habitats for them.

The series is presented Saturdays at the Dungeness River Audubon Center.

Backyard Birding can be taken either as an individual class or as a series. Tuition for each session is $5 and is free for anyone younger than 18. Upon completion of five sessions, participants will be offered free membership in OPAS for one year.

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