November/December Events, Field Trips, and Newsletter Are Online!

Nov/Dec Events, Field Trips, and Newsletter Are Online

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Seasonal Events

Bellingham and San Juan Ferry Christmas Bird CountsSaturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16See the Nov/Dec newsletter issue for CBC information and how to participate.NCAS Holiday Potluck at the YWCATuesday, December 11, from 6 to 9 pmYWCA Ballroom1026 N Forest Street, BellinghamJoin us at the YWCA Ballroom to celebrate another great year of birds, birding, and our Audubon community. There will be live music, good food, great company, and an exciting presentation to be determined. Please bring plates, utensils, and a dish to share. Coffee and tea will be provided.

General Membership Meeting with Robert Waddell

Threatened and Endangered Wildlife in Washington. As the State’s human population continues to grow, more fish and wildlife species have been put at risk by loss and fragmentation of critical habitat, disturbance, and introduction of non-native species. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) oversees the listing and recovery of those species in danger of being lost in the State. WDFW biologist Robert Waddell will give an overview of the State Wildlife Action Plan which lays out the primary threats and priorities for conservation of species and habitats throughout Washington.  Discussion will include the effects of species listing and recovery plans, the threats affecting recovery, and accounts of local species with greatest conservation needs.Robert Waddell has worked as a biologist for WDFW since January 2016, most recently as the Wildlife Biologist for Skagit and Whatcom Counties. Robert works with and manages a variety of species, from mountain goats to Oregon spotted frogs. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Wildlife Ecology and Management from the University of Georgia. Robert spent two years in Mongolia as a Peace Corps Volunteer assisting a secondary school with their environmental education curriculum, performing surveys for argali and snow leopard, and capturing and radio-tracking Mongolian gazelle. He then worked as a researcher with the Arizona Game and Fish Department and studied urban mountain lions, coyotes, desert bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, and the ecological impacts to wildlife from desert water developments.Always on the 4th Tuesday of the month:November 27, 2018at the Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room

Donate to NCAS in 2018

IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution Please consider donating part of your Required Minimum Distribution (if you are 70 ½ or older) as a Qualified Charitable Distribution to NCAS. Direct disbursements to NCAS from your retirement account are tax free. The following link provides information on this opportunity to help NCAS continue our good work.