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Seattle Invites You to Learn About Local Birds

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Observing birds allows us to see our place in the bigger picture.

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Rare Western BluebirdImage by M. Maggs from Pixabay

The western bluebird is an uncommon migrant and summer resident in western Washington, except for the Fort Lewis area, where they've been able to support the population with a nest box program.

More than ever, it’s important to build facilities and organizations that support our community and our planet.

When educational facilities and retreats are available to allow us to come together to learn about stewardship, we all benefit from that interaction.

The Treesong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center is a great place to learn.

They provide educational sessions for the public and have adapted them during the pandemic, allowing participants to attend via Zoom.

With a focus on programs for families and children, this center has been a valuable resource for parents during the pandemic.

“TreeSong is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering a deep connection to nature, community, and self while inspiring stewardship for the planet at large. Our nature awareness and arts programs for children, adults, and families offer a fertile ground to grow one’s sense of self, community-mindedness and environmental responsibility.” Treesong

They’re located at 41 Tree-ific Drive W., Washougal, WA

Treesong provides educational sessions for the public and has adapted them during the pandemic, allowing participants to attend via Zoom.

With a focus on programs for families and children, this center has been a valuable resource for parents during the pandemic.

Currently, they are offering excellent courses on birding.

They are online, via Zoom.

Each class will be recorded and available to registered participants for a week after the class date.

May 2, 2021 — Wetland Birds of the Pacific Northwest

Wetland Birds of the Pacific Northwest: Get to know the incredible diversity of birds that inhabit our many wet places. Whether we seek the large and easy-to-spot Great Blue Heron or the small and secretive Sora, a wetland can keep us busy looking for birds for hours. We’ll cover waterbirds like herons and rails, songbirds and ducks that favor marshes, plus get to know the Wilson’s Snipe, a cryptically colored shorebird that’s often heard before it’s seen.

Sunday, May 2, 2021, 5:00 pm— 6:30 pm Pacific
Registration closes at 4:00 pm on the day of the class.

Reserve using this link.

May 23, 2021 — Warbler Workshop

Every spring, millions of warblers migrate to North America from Central and South America to breed, giving us little time each year to see and enjoy them, much less remember what each species looks and sounds like. Attend this online class to learn about the warblers of the Pacific Northwest, their natural history, how to identify them by sight and sound, where to find them, and how you might attract them to your own yard.

Sunday, May 23, 2021, 5:00 pm— 6:30 pm Pacific
Registration closes at 4:00 pm on the day of the class.

Reserve using this link.

May 29, 2021 - Birding From Home

Get to know the many species of birds found in cities and neighborhoods and how you can host them in your yard using food, water, and shelter. Learn who’s here all year and who visits just for the spring and summer.

Saturday, May 29, 2021, 9:00 am — 10:30 am Pacific
Registration closes at 8:00 am on the day of the class.

Reserve using this link.

Laura Whittemore is the Instructor for these online courses.

Her experience includes beginning birding and birding by ear for the Audubon Society of Portland since 2000. She is also the President of the Board of Directors for Treesong, which is in Washougal WA.

One of her goals as a teacher of both adults and children is to bring awareness of the natural world to her students in a fun and interesting way.

She encourages us to take five short minutes to slow down and watch birds.

Making this quiet connection to small creatures is one way to make a deeper connection with ourselves as we ponder our role in the universe.

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