A holiday tradition for the birds is back

Birds need us, and that’s why Vashon Audubon is again selling calendars.

Calendar sales support an array of actions that Audubon takes to support birds.

This small nonprofit organization advocates for climate action, holds work parties to enhance bird habitat on the Island, co-sponsors Chautauqua school’s fourth-grade birding program (ongoing since 1990), offers educational programs and field trips, monitors local bird populations, and more.

The calendars also give island residents close-up looks at birds that may be seldom seen but are all around us. This year, 20 local photographers contributed photos they took on the island, showcasing 37 different bird species. This year’s calendar cover was contributed by well-known photographer Jim Diers.

Calendars cost $15, and can be ordered online at vashonaudubon.org. Several local stores also sell the calendars, including Thriftway, Vashon Bookshop, and Minglement. Calendars will also be available at a First Friday event at the Vashon Senior Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. They can be ordered online at vashonaudubon.org. Questions? Write to info@vashonaudubon.org.