Nov/Dec Events and Field Trips

Nov/Dec 2015 Newsletter is OnlineGo to to download the PDF. (Click "Newsletter" in the menu.)Nov/Dec Events and Field Trips Are OnlineVisit our website to see what's coming up this month. (Upcoming events are listed on the home page as well as on the Calendar.)NCAS Holiday PotluckDecember 8 at the Lairmont Manor in Fairhaven, 6:00 - 9:00 pmCome join us for a delicious potluck with your fellow North Cascades Audubon members! Bring a dish to share, a plate, utensils, and a glass. There will be live music and singing,Doug Brown will be presenting photos from our 2015 annual campout, and we will be playing a few rounds of bird trivia for prizes!2015 Christmas Bird CountCheck out our Nov/Dec newsletter for details. Mark your calendars:December 19 (San Juan Ferry Count)If you are interested in participating in the San Juan Ferry CBC please contact Clayton or Linda Snider at 360-738-2232 or Paul Woodcock at, 360-380-3356.December 20 (Whatcom County Count)If you are interested in participating in the Bellingham CBC please contact Paul Woodcock at, 360-380-3356.General Membership Meeting with Mel WatersThis month's exciting membership meeting! Mark your calendar. See below for date, time, and location.Protecting Our Birds in Flight. For over forty years Mel Walters has helped keep birds safe from structures and electrical facilities. As an environmental biologist and consultant he provides expertise in wildlife and wetland mitigation, endangered species, osprey habitat, erosion control, and avian protection. Currently he manages Puget Sound Energy’s Avian Protection Program - responding to all avian power line incidents and prioritizing areas of concern and actions needed to proactively prevent electrocutions and collisions and improve system reliability. The Avian Protection Program promotes a consistent avian-safe system across PSE’s entire service area. Installation of osprey nests in isolated areas away from power lines, installation of bird guards and installation of flight diverter devices are a few of the techniques used to reduce the impact of the electrical system on bird mortality. Come and find out more about what PSE is doing to protect birds near electrical transmission lines.For more info go to: on the 4th Tuesday of the month:November 24th, 7pm at the Whatcom Museum,** free & open to the public!**in the Rotunda Room of the Old City Hall building