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North Central Washington Audubon Society is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society dedicated to furthering the knowledge and the conservation of the environment of North Central Washington, our nation, and the world.


Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in conservation issues around our four-county region? Would you like to be part of the NCWAS Conservation Committee? Do you have suggestions for issues we are not currently following?

There are always meetings to attend and research to do – both inside and out in the field. If you’d like to get involved with conservation issues in any way – big or small – contact Mark Johnson at s697striata@frontier.com.


NCW Audubon Offers Poster of Birds

North Central Washington Audubon Society has a new bird identifi cation poster. Unlike existing bird ID posters, the new poster is designed to show only birds that are common to North Central Washington throughout much of the year.

You may get a copy of the entire poster in full color at the Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest, May 18-21.




Mission Ridge Mid-Week Hike/Bird Trip
June 15, Thursday

Join Richard Scranton from NCW Audubon on Thursday, June 15th for a hike up to Clara Lake starting at 7 AM from Mission Ridge’s parking lot. The hike is about 4 miles round trip with up to a 1,000 foot elevation gain. We will look to have an early lunch up at the lake.

Read more here ....



Blewit Pass and Table Mountain
June 24, Saturday

We’ll spend the morning and early afternoon birding these areas where we expect to find an excellent mix of species typical of upper elevation habitats. Though Table Mountain was the site of a significant fire several years ago, it should still provide good birding including the possibility of Black-backed and Three-toed Woodpeckers.

Read more here ....






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Bird Survey Opportunities


Beebe Springs

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month: e-Bird survey at Beebe Springs, led by Virginia Palumbo. This walk covers 2 miles of trails along riparian areas along the Columbia River and side channels ....

Walla Walla Park and Horan Natural Area

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, bird monitoring walks led by Susan Ballinger ....

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Click here for a full-size map of NCW Audubon's territory.