2019 Camp Out

Welcome to the Annual Wenas Audubon Campout! Please follow this link for timely updates on Campout news!

Guest speakers

Saturday:
Jeff Kozma, Timber, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Yakama Nation Fisheries. Since 2003, Jeff has conducted field research on the reproductive biology of the White-Headed Woodpecker (WHWO), other cavity-nesting birds and Neotropical migrants in managed ponderosa pine stands of south-central Washington. He’ll tell us about the life history (nesting habitat, nesting success, foraging, etc.) of WHWO, Wenas’ signature species, and how to report seeing any of the more than 100 WHWOs banded in the Wenas area since 2011. It’s always a thrill to see a WHWO; come with your questions about this dynamic woodpecker!

Sunday:
Kaeli Swift, Corvid Expert. Crows and Ravens are found on nearly every continent where they capture the hearts and minds of humans. Kaeli will discuss some general aspects of Crows that contribute to our affinity (and sometimes hatred) of them, with an emphasis on crow habits, including play, tool use, communal roosting and funerals. Kaeli, a graduate of Willamette University, and a PhD from University of Washington, is currently studying the foraging and food storage behaviors of Canada Jays in Denali National Park. Follow her on twitter and Instagram at @corvidresearch, where she plays a weekly game called #CrowOrNo to help people correctly identify species of Corvids.

Evening Programs

Friday, May 24, 2019
7:30 PM – EVENING PROGRAM @ Hazel Wolf Campfire Circle
Master of Ceremonies: Carol Kohler, Vancouver Audubon

  • Introductions and Announcements
  • Audubon Chapter Roll Call—Shout out for your Audubon chapter. Represent!
  • Field Trips and Reports—Liz Brown, Pilchuck Audubon. A review of schedule and final leader recruitment.
  • Species Tally and Sightings Report—Michael Hobbs, Eastside Audubon.
  • Good of the Order—Comments, suggestions, questions, memorials and any other contributions.

ANNOUNCEMENT: We rely on donations to rent toilets. A “potty kitty” will be passed at campfire. Thanks!

Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:30 PM – EVENING PROGRAM @ Hazel Wolf Campfire Circle
Master of Ceremonies: Carol Kohler, Vancouver Audubon

  • Introductions and Announcements.
  • Audubon Chapter Roll Call—Shout out for your Audubon chapter. Represent!
  • Field Trips and Reports—A report from Saturday’s trips and a preview of Sunday’s.
  • Species Tally and Sightings Report—Michael Hobbs, Eastside Audubon.
  • Update on Northwest Bats—Michelle Noe, Bats Northwest.
  • Guest Speaker—Jeff Kozma: White-headed Woodpeckers
  • Good of the Order—Final species count tally, comments, suggestions, questions, memorials and any other contributions.

Sunday, May 26, 2019
7:30 PM – EVENING PROGRAM @ Hazel Wolf Campfire Circle
Master of Ceremonies: Carol Kohler, Vancouver Audubon

  • Introductions and Announcements.
  • Audubon Chapter Roll Call—Shout out for your Audubon chapter. Represent!
  • Field Trips and Reports. A report from Sunday’s trips.
  • Species Tally and Sightings Report—Michael Hobbs, Eastside Audubon.
  • Guest Speaker—Kaeli Swift: Corvids
  • Good of the Order—Final species count tally, comments, suggestions, questions, memorials and any other contributions.

Monday, May 27, 2019
7:30 PM – EVENING PROGRAM @ Hazel Wolf Campfire Circle
Master of Ceremonies: Carol Kohler, Vancouver Audubon

  • Introductions and Announcements.
  • Wenas Organizing Committee Reports. The Wenas Audubon Campout relies entirely on volunteers. Come learn more about what it takes to put on the event and help us shape its future. We want to maintain this event for birders and native-plant enthusiasts for years to come.

Field Trips

General Information