FREE BIRDING BOOKLET

Birding Hotspots, a new free book-
let from the Rogue Valley Audubon
Society, is now available at Wild
Birds Unlimited in Medford,
Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland,
and other locations in Jackson
County. The colorful  foldout  
includes a map and text describing
15 local birding destinations.  To
see the booklet online, click
here.

RVAS CALENDAR

Sat. Jan. 17 -- Project FeederWatch at
North Mountain Park

Thu. Jan. 22 -- Project FeederWatch at
Coyote Trails Nature Center

Fri. Jan. 23 -- Project FeederWatch at
Coyote Trails Nature Center

Tue. Jan. 27 -- Chapter Meeting

Sat. Jan. 31 -- Project FeederWatch at
North Mountain Park

Wed. Feb. 4 -- First Wednesday Count
at Agate Lake

Thu. Feb. 5 -- Project FeederWatch at
Coyote Trails Nature Center

Fri. Feb. 6 -- Project FeederWatch at
Coyote Trails Nature Center

Sun. Feb. 22 -- RVAS Field Trip to
Kirtland ponds
BIRDS OF JACKSON COUNTY, Fourth Edition, is now available for sale ($5.00) at local stores or by ordering
directly from the Rogue Valley Audubon Society (P. O. Box 8597, Medford, OR 97501).

It will also be sold at RVAS chapter meetings.  

This popular reference source features monthly abundance charts and distribution characteristics of all
species seen in the last 25 years as well as pre-1989 historical records.

Also in this booklet, updated since it was last published in 2009, is a county map with reference marks to
detailed descriptions of forty-five Jackson County birding and hiking locations in the Rogue Valley, the
Siskiyous and the Cascades.

Introductory notes written by Jackson County Checklist Committee chair Stewart Janes include discussion of
changes in this fourth edition, a general description of Jackson County and its birdlife, and extensive
comments on changes in local bird populations that have occurred in the last four decades
.

National Audubon's Birds and Climate Change Report

National Audubon recently released their important Birds and Climate
Change Report which explains how shrinking and shifting ranges
could imperil nearly half of U.S. birds within this century.

For more information, visit this page:  
http://climate.audubon.org

Chapter Meeting -- Tuesday, Jan. 27


Forrest English, Program Director for Rogue Riverkeeper, will be the featured
speaker at the January 27 chapter meeting of Rogue Valley Audubon.  He will
be discussing RR's work in protecting clean water and fish throughout the Rogue
Basin, and will also touch on how those efforts can affect birds and their habitat.

Forrest is a lifelong resident of southern Oregon, and has previously worked as
a commercial fisherman, canoe guide, wetlands technician, heavy equipment
operator and foreman in charge of stream and wetland restoration crews.  He
currently serves as eBird's regional editor for Jackson and Josephine counties.

RVAS Co-Signs Greater Sage-Grouse Letter

Rogue Valley Audubon Society is one of several Audubon chapters
that have co-signed a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
urging the establishment of effective, proactive management actions,
long-term habitat protections, and funding mechanisms that will
bolster Greater Sage-Grouse populations and avoid the need to
federally list this imperiled species.  Full text of the letter and a list
of the signatory chapters can be found
here.  

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