<div dir="ltr"><span>Hello Fellow Birders:</span><br><span></span><br><span> The 19th Annual Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival is just around the</span><span> corner. We hope you as local Audubon Chapter Leaders have our</span> <span>local festival already penciled in for Chapter Field Trips, and/or</span><span> individual excursions to beautiful Grays Harbor.</span><br>
<span></span><br><span> Please visit <a href="http://www.shorebirdfestival.com" target="_blank">www.shorebirdfestival.com</a> for programs, field trips and</span><br><span> other activities throughout the Harbor area. Our featured keynote</span><br>
<span> speaker is one of our own, UW's Dr. John Marzluff, with his talk "Gifts of</span><br><span> the Crow" and a fun and tasty dessert reception prior to the talk on</span><br><span> <span tabindex="0" class=""><span class="">Friday</span></span> evening.</span><br>
<span></span><br><span> We have booked a number of rooms at the Best Western Lighthouse Suites</span><br><span> Inn of Ocean Shores, with a special Shorebird Festival rate of $113.99</span><br><span> plus tax.</span><br><span> When making your reservation mention "Shorebird Festival", for the</span><br>
<span> special rate. Visit their website <a href="http://bwlighthouse.com/" target="_blank">http://bwlighthouse.com/</a> for details</span><br><span> on this wonderful Inn.</span><br><span></span><br><span> By the way, absolutely magnificent FREE breakfast provided each</span><br>
<span> morning of your stay.</span><br><span> Make sure to call them at their direct phone line <a href="tel:%28360%29-289-2311" value="+13602892311" target="_blank">(360)-289-2311</a> to</span><br><span> make your special reservation. The hotel is not too far from our</span><br>
<span> Festival Headquarters at Hoquiam High School, and the Grays Harbor</span><br><span> National Wildlife Refuge, which is just north of town and the High</span><br><span> School.</span><br><span></span><br><span>If possible, please forward this email to your Chapter Board and</span><br>
<span>general membership.</span><br><span>Hope to see you soon!!</span><br><span></span><br><span> Happy birding. Field trips are filling up quickly,</span><br><span> so get online and register soonest.</span><br><span></span><br>
<span> Yours in Birding,</span><br><span> Jim Ullrich</span><br><span> Exhibitor and Vendor coordinator</span><br><span></span><br><span></span><br><span>Wild Birds Unlimited</span><br><span>3120 1/2 Harborview Dr</span><br>
<span>Gig Harbor, WA 98335</span><br><span><a href="tel:253-851-2575" value="+12538512575" target="_blank">253-851-2575</a> or <a href="tel:800-851-2575" value="+18008512575" target="_blank">800-851-2575</a></span><br><span><a href="http://www.wbu.com/gigharbor" target="_blank">http://www.wbu.com/gigharbor</a></span><br clear="all">
<br>-- <br><div>happy birding</div><div>Twink</div><div><a href="mailto:wilber4818@gmail.com" target="_blank">wilber4818@gmail.com</a></div><div>Ferndale, WA </div><div>in Whatcom County</div><div>out on the beach</div>
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