On the road
What: The annual festival includes birding cruises, guided field trips, photography workshops and a banquet. It is organized by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, Dungeness River Audubon Center and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.
When: April 5-7.
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Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim.
Birding trips: Among the offerings are a trip around Sequim Bay and John Wayne Marina, one to Dungeness Bay, an owl trip to the Olympic Mountains, a walk along Dungeness Spit, a walk along the mouth of the Elwha River and Salt Creek County Park and a trip along the coast west of Sequim Bay.
Guest speaker: This year’s banquet speaker will be award-winning international wildlife photographer and author Kevin Schafer. In his presentation, “In the Company of Animals,” Schafer will share some of his experiences as his passion for nature and his special interest in little-known and endangered wildlife have taken him all over the world.
Cost: Birding trips cost $15-$80. Tickets for the banquet-auction are $40.
Information: Go to olympicbirdfest.org or call 360-681-4076.
Jeffrey P. Mayor, jeff.mayor@