Get the scoop on bird migration at next OPAS meeting

Local birding expert Bob Boekelheide will present “Bird Migration” at the next Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society (OPAS) meeting set for 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 2, in the Rainshadow Hall at Dungeness River Nature Center,1943 W. Hendrickson Road.

This OPAS Backyard Birding series event sees Boekelheide describe the phenomenon of bird migration — the natural rhythm of avian life that we can observe and study. He will focus on the migratory bird species seen in Clallam

County, discussing why they migrate, how they navigate and the routes they travel.

The program will emphasize why migration stopovers in Clallam County such as Dungeness Bay and riparian forests, are so important for certain species. Boekelheide will demonstrate a number of online resources to promote self-guided, ongoing study for those interested.

Admission to the series is free; however, a $5 donation per person is suggested to support ongoing education and bird conservation programs.

Note: current COVID-19 health precautions as recommended by Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Clallam County Public Health will be followed for the protection of attendees and volunteer staff.