Christmas Bird Count - December 14th, 7:30 AM Harper Joy Theater Parking Lot

Group Photo


7:30 a.m. Harper Joy Theatre Parking Lot-team assignments and instructions
5:00 p.m. 63 Wolf Fork Place, Walla Walla-supper and wrap-up

It's time again to grab your binoculars, put on your warm clothes, pack a lunch and join Mike and MerryLynn Denny for the Walla Walla Christmas Bird Count. We will meet at Harper Joy Theatre parking lot where MerryLynn will assign teams for the day's count. In the past we have encountered fog, snow, rain, wind and more-all for fun and a little team competition in the name of bird conservation. Inexperienced birders will be paired with those with higher identification skills so everyone can enjoy the event. The more people who turn out, the more eyes there will be to see what wintering birds are in the 15 mile Walla Walla count circle.

But the fun doesn't end with the count. We will reconvene after a day in the field at Nancy Mitchell's home for a warm bowl of soup and desserts. Directions to her home will be available in the morning at Harper Joy Theater and Nancy will also be sending something out with a link to a map showing the location of her home.

After supper we will have a wrap-up of the day's events with each team going over their list of birds. The data will be compiled by George Jameson and sent to National Audubon to be added to the longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations. Results of our count will also be posted on the Blue Mountain Audubon website.

It's important to let MerryLynn know ahead of time if you want to participate so she can make up the teams. Please Click Here to e-mail MerryLynn or call 529-0080

Field Trip - PRE-CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT Sunday, December 7 - 9:00 a.m. to noon

Pygmy Owl

Mike Denny will lead a field trip the week-end before the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) to acquaint people with the areas within the CBC circle. This will be a driving/birding morning with stops in each area to look and listen for birds.

Everyone is encouraged to join Mike on this fun outing. Dress warm and bring your binoculars, field guide, water and a friend. We will meet at 9:00 at the Harper Joy Theater parking lot and return around noon.

Please Click Hereto e-mail Mike if you plan to attend or call him at (509) 529-0080.


Come join us as we walk around Bennington Lake on Tuesday mornings. It's fun to see what birds are present at different times of the year and to enjoy the changes of the seasons at the lake. The walks last 2-3 hours. We do not walk in inclement weather.

The start time for the walks will change with the seasons. For more information E-mail Ginger Shoemake