Thursdays General Meeting - March 14th, 7PM, Hal Holmes

Kittitas Audubon Society

Kittitas Audubon Society - P.O. Box 1443 - Ellensburg, WA 98926 -

The mission of the Kittitas Audubon is to develop an appreciation of nature through education and conservation with a focus on birds.

Joining KAS

Membership Info

Chapter Membership

Kittitas Audubon Membership includes a subscription to the monthly "Hooter" newsletter, and the opportunity to support local activities for $20.00 per year.

Download the "Chapter Membership" application form >> HERE <<

If you have any questions, you may direct them to:

Mail checks to:
Kittitas Audubon Society
PO Box 1443
Ellensburg, WA 98826


2019 Programs

Third Thursday of every month - Hal Holmes Center- beginning at 7:00pm
(unless otherwise specified)
Date   Program Title   Speakers
March 14, 2019   Views and Responses to Climate Change and the environment in Togo, West Africa.   James King, a CWU grad who spent a year in Togo with the Peace Corps.

KAS Bird Walks



Since November of 2002 KAS has offered the monthly First Saturday BirdWalk whether there be rain, wind, snow, or sunshine. One need not know anything about birds or nature. Trip leaders and participants will eagerly provide the knowledge and answer any questions. All you need is a pair of binoculars and to dress for the weather. Walking on uneven ground takes two-three hours. Meet at 8:00 AM at the parking lot to Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park (Ellensburg), located on Umptanum Road where the bridge crosses the Yakima River.

2019 Bird Walks
Date   Event   Location and Details
Saturday, March  2nd   First Saturday BirdWalk, Irene Rinehart Park   As the season changes, we might expect some vocal wrens, woodpeckers and chickadees thinking about Spring, and a nesting Redtail pair? Steve & Jan lead, 509-933-1179.
Saturday, April  6th   First Saturday Bird Walk, Irene Rinehart Park   April birdwatching is great through the still-bare branches—next month birds will be hiding among the leaves. Spring arrivals may include ospreys, vultures, swallows, warblers, maybe a shorebird. Leader TBA.

KAS Field Trips

2019 Field Trips
Date   Event   Location and Details
Saturday, March  22nd   Crab Creek, Sandhill Cranes & Waterfowl   For those who can’t attend the whole 3-day 2019 Othello Sandhill Crane Festival (see page 4), we repeat a favorite trip to celebrate the first days of Spring. A looping, full-day drive includes lower Crab Creek, wildlife areas along Corfu Road, ponds near Othello, and perhaps a stop at Potholes Reservoir. At some point, by listening for the purring calls of these majestic birds, we generally find groups of cranes to scope and observe. Please call Steve & Jan to RSVP, 509-933-1179.

Kittitas Audubon Field Trip Policy
  • For additional information on any of the above trips, call Steve Moore, 509-933-1179.
  • Beginners are encouraged to join any field trip.
  • Carpool guidelines are twenty-five cents ($0.25) per mile divided by the number of people in the auto, excluding the driver.
  • Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult.
  • Be prepared with appropriate footwear and clothing for changing weather.
  • Bring a lunch, drinks, and snacks for trips that go beyond midday.
  • No pets, please.
  • Bring binoculars and a field guide.
  • Have fun and enjoy being out-of-doors.