March Newsletter and Events Are Online

March 2017 Newsletter is Online

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March Events and Field Trips Are Online

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Hawk Watching Around the World:

Raptor Highlights of Six Continents

Saturday, March 18, 7 PM Bellingham Central Library, Lecture Room

Don't miss this exciting program mid-March! Join raptor expert and author Sergio Seipke as he showcases selected raptor species observed in recent years while traveling in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Nepal, Thailand, South Africa, Spain and the USA. His presentation will include photographs and descriptions of some of the most spectacular hawk watching sites around the world. Sergio has been studying raptors since 1993 and has authored and co-authored 16 articles dealing with raptor biology, migration, taxonomy, and field identification of neotropical raptors. He is currently writing Raptors of South America, a Princeton University Press field guide dealing exclusively with the identification of the 96 species of raptors occurring in South America. 

This special presentation is hosted by the Bellingham Public Library, Whatcom Land Trust, Falcon Research Group and North Cascades Audubon Society.


General Membership Meeting with Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society

     This month's exciting membership meeting! Mark your calendar. See below for date, time, and location.

Stewardship North of the 49th Parallel. The Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society (FOSBS) is a 100% volunteer-based stewardship group working to restore and raise knowledge of the watersheds and habitats associated with Boundary Bay. Boundary Bay is just across the US/Canada border and is located between White Rock and Point Roberts.  This presentation will show you why this area has international recognition for the significance of this habitat and its wildlife- expect some stunning pictures! FOSBS has three core components that make up the society: Environmental Education Programs, Citizen Science Projects and Habitat Enhancement Projects.  Matt Christensen, Vice President/Restoration Projects Coordinator and Sarah Brookes, Secretary/Education Programs Coordinator are proud to share a little bit about this special area in which they work, and about the accomplishments of FOSBS’s dedicated supporters and volunteers.

Always on the 4th Tuesday of the month:
March 28th, 7pm at the Whatcom Museum,** free & open to the public! 

**in the Rotunda Room of the Old City Hall building