WOGBB Meetings and Events
Feb. 10, 2019 Meeting: Clever Crows with Loma Pendergraft (changed to March 3rd due to snow cancellation)
March 3, 2019 Meeting: Clever Crows with Loma Pendergraft
WOGBB members, you are in for a rare treat! Our next meeting will be held on Sunday March 3, 2019 from 1pm to 3pm at the UW Avian Conservation Laboratory's Corvid (Crow) Research Center in the new Life Sciences Building, University of Washington, Seattle. Our special guest will be Loma Pendergraft, a graduate student working in John Marzluff's lab studying crow communication and cognition. Prof. Marzluff and Loma are featured in Audubon magazine's "Meet the Bird Brainiacs: American Crow." He will discuss current research in avian behavior and crow intelligence. Come learn how clever birds can be - you won't want to miss it!
March 10, 2019 Meeting at Maynard Axelson's - this event is being rescheduled due to snow cancellation.
Private waterfowl collection visit in Mt. Vernon, WA, followed by Skagit/Fir Island birding for snow geese and trumpeter swans. Learn how to manage a waterfowl collection of ducks and geese, along with pond systems and Wood Duck nest box design.
April 7, 2019 Bob Dawson's Macaw Rescue and Sanctuary Visit
Come learn about the great work this Bird Rescue and Sanctuary is doing. This visit will focus on learning about bamboo varieties used in pheasant pens and aviaries, the importance of bamboo in aviary bird health, and management and control techniques. Come dig bamboo for your pens! Please dress for muddy and wet conditions and bring what you need to wrap up and get your bamboo safely home.
April 11 -14, 2019 WOGGB Bird Educational Booth and Bird Display at the WA State Spring Fair
Members will be on hand to answer your bird health, bird care, and breeding questions. Our birds on view help promote public knowledge on the importance of bird conservation and habitat preservation. Highlighted is the roll private aviaries play in WA State. Displays will educate the public on ornamental and game bird species, and the opportunities to raise these beautiful birds in WA State. Club members will have a fantastic egg collection on display - always a crowd favorite. Come also to enjoy the WA Jr. Poultry Show.
May 19, 2019 Tour of Arnold and Debbie Schouten's Dry Creek Waterfowl Breeding Sanctuary, Port Angeles, WA.
Come learn about Dry Creek Sanctuary's mission to protect migratory waterfowl and sea ducks in particular. Learn how their breeding facility is a national leader in the breeding of protected and endangered bird species from around the world.
September 6-12, 2019 WOGBB Bird Display at the WA State Fair's Animals of the World Exhibit
Our annual State Fair Bird Display. WOGBB members will be on hand to educate the public on ornamental and game bird species, and the opportunities to raise these beautiful birds in WA State. Club members will have a fantastic egg collection on display - always a crowd favorite.
Sept. 28, 2019 WOGBB Game Bird Display at WA State National Hunting and Fishing Day Festival
WOGBB members will be on hand to educate the youth groups participating in the event about the breeding and care of game birds, including pheasants, quail, chukars, and other game birds. Game birds and historical game bird hunting items will be on display. Come learn about the history of game bird farms in WA State.
FALL 2019 Tour of the new Burke Museum Building's Avian Collection - Date TBD
Come learn how the new building is allowing more space for its avian specimen collection and about the art of preserving bird specimens. Avian Collection Curator John Klicka will likely have on display birds from his private collection, including possibly a Dodo bird!
April 19 - 22, 2018 WA State Spring Fair in Puyallup - Bird Avian Health and Education Booth and Display -- Members will be present to answer avian health, breeding, and care questions.
John Klicka (Don and Betts Baepler Endowed Professorship and Curator of Birds) will be our host for a behind the scenes tour of where and how they preserve the birds that they receive for their collections and how the collection is utilized, and share a little about what is in store at the new Burke currently under construction. We will have time to peruse the collections.
Come enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the Woodland Park Zoo's bird collections and operations. After a brief club meeting, we will embark on a tour of Woodland Park Zoo's bird exhibits led by our host Shawn Pedersen -- Woodland Park Zoo's Animal Care Manager. Shawn will guide us around the penguin, pheasant, waterfowl, and rain forest bird areas as we learn about the Zoo's important conservation efforts and breeding programs. Attendees are free to explore the rest of the zoo at their own pace. The big new exhibit opening in May 2018 is the Assam Rhino Reserve featuring greater one-horned rhinos and Demoiselle Cranes, so be sure to check that out.
Sept. 6th to Sept. 12, 2018 (Excluding Tues. Sept. 11th since the Fair is closed on Tuesdays) WA State Fair in Puyallup - Bird Booth and Display -- Our birds will be on display at the Animals of the World Exhibit in Livestock Barn M. Members will be present to answer avian health, breeding, and care questions. Included with Fair admission.
Sept. 23, 2018 Meeting at Kathy Fries' Home and Aviary Tour
Kathy will be giving an introduction to the raising and breeding of pheasants, including Impeyans, Temminck's Tragopans, quail etc., and we will have a Q&A session. This is a great opportunity for new WOGBB members to ask all your bird care and breeding questions.
December 9, 2018 WOGBB Holiday Gathering 2018 - Parrots & Potluck
Please join WOGBB and host Bob Dawson, CEO of the incredible Macaw Rescue & Sanctuary, for a guided tour to learn about the important work he is doing, followed by a potluck and meeting, and optional holiday gift exchange.
See Facebook for Meeting Annoucements
Jan. 16, 2016 Covington Starbucks -- Topic: Planning the Meeting Schedule for the Year
Feb. 21, 2016 Coastal Farm and Ranch at the Auburn Supermall
March 19/20, 2016 Wash. State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Gamebird Farm at Chehalis - EVENT CANCELLED
April 14th thru 17th, 2016 Puyallup Spring Fair with Jr Poultry -- EVENT CANCELLED
April 23/24, 2016 Pasado's Safe Haven, Sultan -- NOT YET CONFIRMED
May 22/23, 2016 West Sound Wildlife Shelter - Raptor Demo, Bainbridge Island -- NOT YET CONFIRMED
June 19, 2016 Woodland Park Zoo -- CONFIRMED - See WOGBB's Facebook page or June 2016 Newsletter for details. Meet up outside the West Gate at 1 PM and tour with us and the entrance fee is waived for all. Afterwords you can spend the rest of the day in the zoo seeing all the animals.
July and August, 2016 No Meeting
Sept. 2nd thru 6th, 2016 WA State Fair in Puyallup WOGBB Bird Display
Oct. 15/16, 2016 Duvall Pheasant Reserve, Duvall -- CANCELLED
Nov. 19/20, 2016 Cabela's Lacy or Marysville-- LOCATION TO BE CONFIRMED
Dec. 10/11 or 17/18, 2016 Holiday Potluck Party at Kathy Fries, Kirkland -- TO BE CONFIRMED
Other 2016 Meetings to be announced. Please visit our Facebook page for updates at www.facebook.com/wogbb or Facebook.
January 25, 2015 Bass Pro Shops in Tacoma, WA. Address: 7905 S. Hosmer Street, Tacoma, WA 98408 Time: 2PM. Meet in the lobby and we will tour the store, waterfall and aquarium. Meeting to be held at Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill restaurant and bowling alley. Bowling optional. Kids welcome to attend!
Winter 2015 Activities:
Community Service Project: Put up WOGBB sponsored Wood Duck boxes at area lakes.
Avian Veterinarian visit. Have all of your bird health questions answered. Other Meetings to be announced.
January 19, 2014 Tour of Burke Museum Avian Specimen Collection, University of Washington
February 16, 2014 Covington Starbucks -- Topic: Website Working Meeting On Our New www.wogbb.com Website
March 16, 2014 Skagit River Delta Snow Goose Migration Viewing and Tour of member Maynard Axelson's Farm, Mt. Vernon, WA
April 10-13, 2014 Event: Spring Fair at Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup
Note: There will be no formal meeting in April. Visit our booth and display birds located across from the petting zoo.
May 18, 2014 Meeting at member Kathy Fries home and aviary tour, Kirkland. Time: 2PM. Bring something for the potluck lunch.
June 22, 2014 Still in planning process: More coming soon...
July 13, 2014 Event Members are invited to attend or participate in an event at Auburn's Mary Olson Farm Museum. Club members (led by Craig Holmes) will be giving a presentation on game birds traditionally raised at the site. Come visit the display pens. Directions and Hours
July 20, 2014 No formal meeting in July
August 17, 2014 Fair Show Pens Building and Repair Work Party
September 5th - 9th, 2014 Event: Washington State Fair in Puyallup -- WOGBB Club Booth and Bird Display. Visit our birds at the Animals of the World exhibit during the first five days of the fair, including opening weekend.
September 21, 2014 UW Burke Museum Bird Specimen & Ornithology Collection Visit with John Klicka. Time: Meet at the loading dock on the West Side of the building at 2:00pm. The museum is open 10-5pm. If you are late (there is a Seahawks game in town that day so traffic may be slow thru Seattle), give me a call at 425-246-2551 and I will find you and let you in. Parking is free on Sundays. There is a cafe available for lunch and beverages.
October 19, 2014 Meeting at The Schouten's home and aviary tour, Port Angeles, WA. Time: 2pm. Address: 367 Walkabout Way, Port Angeles, WA. Potluck Lunch: To help Arnold and Debbie plan for the potluck, please email Larry or post on our Facebook page if you are planning to attend. Optional Excursion: Meet at 11am at the The Olympic Game Farm, 1423 Ward Road, Sequim, WA. You can buy loaves of bread at the Farm to feed the wildlife. See the October Pheasant Pen Newsletter for directions.
The Schouten's run a licensed facility near Port Angeles and raise beautiful waterfowl, many of which are used for research programs or are sent to zoos. The facility maintains and raises 13 species of ducks commonly known as sea ducks, which are rarely seen in captivity. These sea ducks spend most of their lives in salt water, coming to fresh water and land only during the breeding season. The sea duck group includes some of the most spectacular and highly specialized of all waterfowl -- Harlequins, Long-tailed Ducks, and Spectacled, King and Common Eiders.
November 16, 2014 Cabella's Tulalip Store in Marysville, WA -- Store Location 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip, WA 98271. Time: 2pm.
December 14, 2014 Holiday Party and Potluck -- At Bob Dawson's Macaw Rescue and Sanctuary, 34032 NE Lake Joy Road, Carnation, WA 98014. Phone: 425-788-4721. NOTE: Meeting is held on the SECOND Saturday in December.
Potluck lunch at 2:00PM. Bob will provide a Ham and roasted Potatoes. Annual gift exchange with a 10.00 limit on gift prices.
Directions: From the City of Carnation, Heading North
Continue on WA-203 N/ Carnation Duvall Rd/Fall City Duvall Rd 2.6 miles.
Turn right onto NE Stillwater Rd 0.6 miles.
Continue onto Kelly Rd NE 1.5 miles.
Slight right onto NE Lake Joy Rd 1.0 miles.
Destination is on left .