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Island Audubon Field Trip
October 10, November 14, December 12 from 9-11 am
Meet at Park & Ride at Ober Park

You don't have to be a member or an experienced birder to participate and no reservations are necessary -- just come down to Ober Park at 8:00 o'clock and join us for a fun visit to birding spots around the Island. 
Each bird walk is led by highly experienced birders.


Vashon Maury Island 2015 BioBlitz
with Bianca Perla

Thursday October 29
th, 7 PM. 
Hosted by Vashon Maury Audubon Society at the Land Trust Building. Free and Open to the Public.

This year’s Bioblitz, organized by Vashon Nature Center, explored Maury Island parks and preserves for a 24-hour species marathon with scientists, naturalists, and local community members discovering as many species as possible in one full day and night. From arthropods, and sea lions to lichens, voles, and rare marbled murelettes, hear about this year's amazing finds, learn about Maury Island's unique ecology, and enjoy superb photos of our island's flora and fauna presented by Vashon Nature Center Director Bianca Perla. This year's field count came in at 408 species, the highest ever for a Vashon Bioblitz.

Bianca Perla, founder and director of Vashon Nature Center is a Vashon native with her BS from Stanford University, MS in Animal Behavior from Northern Arizona University, and a doctorate in Ecology from University of Washington. For the past 16 years Bianca has worked as a conservation biologist and science educator in many remote places in the west.
She recently authored Family Walks on Vashon and Prairie Dogs: Communication and Community in an Animal Society

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Ed Swan Bird Watching Tours
Ed Swan provides natural history wildlife tours that offer the opportunity to see and hear a great variety of bird species.  Gorgeous views of brilliant Wood Ducks, magnificent Bald Eagles, great numbers of waterfowl and many kinds of woodpeckers, sparrows and finches are too be expected with any birding tours on Vashon. 

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