Leader: Murray Orr
These walks take place on the first Wednesday of each month. In this ongoing citizen science project, the numbers of different species observed by walk participants are entered in the Cor-nell Ornithological Laboratory’s eBird database. Birders wishing to join Murray should meet him at the picnic area off Dry Creek Road on the east side of the lake. Walks begin at 8:30 a.m. and end before noon.
Read past field trip reports here.
Rogue Valley Audubon proudly coordinates two Audubon Christmas Bird Counts. Dates for the 2017 counts will be posted here in the fall.
MEDFORD CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
The area for the Medford count is a circle 15 miles in diameter, centered approximately a mile west of the junction of Highway 140 and Highway 62 in White City. The circle is divided into 15 sections with teams of birders, each with an experienced leader, counting birds in each section.
All birders are welcome to participate, and newcomers will be assigned to a group by the Medford count coordinator.
Those who live in the count circle and have bird feeders can do a feeder watch and add their sightings to the count. CBC feeder watch instructions and a tally sheet can be obtained by contacting Bob Hunter (contact information below).
Medford CBC Coordinator: Bob Hunter, 541-826-5569, or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ASHLAND CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
The count circle is centered at the northwest corner of Emigrant Lake, so the count area includes both the northeastern slopes of Mount Ashland and the western slopes of the Cascades (as far east as Little Hyatt Lake). Also in the official area are the steep Siskiyou Mountain woodlands, extensive farmland-grassland-oak savannah habitats in the eastern
section, and the entirety of the city of Ashland with its parks and gardens and riparian habitats.
Birders who wish to count those birds that visit their backyard feeders are also encouraged to join the Ashland CBC lineup.
Newcomers are always welcome to participate in this traditional citizen science effort. To join a counting group or further information, contact Carol Mockridge at the email addresses below.
Ashland CBC Coordinators:
Carol Mockridge: email@example.com
John Bullock: firstname.lastname@example.org