Sep
26
Tue
Chapter Meeting: Birder’s Paradise: A Voyage to New Guinea @ Congregational Church
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chapter Meeting: Birder’s Paradise: A Voyage to New Guinea @ Congregational Church | Medford | Oregon | United States

Join Pepper Trail on a voyage to New Guinea at our first meeting of the season.

Meet and greet friends from 7 to 7:15 p.m. Meeting and program starts at 7:15 p.m.

The Congregational Church meeting hall is locate at 1801 E Jackson St, Medford, OR. on the north side of East Jackson street just west of Barneburg Rd. Make a left turn into the church parking lot at the tree in the middle of the road.

Sep
30
Sat
Bird Walk: Roxy Ann Butte @ Roxy Ann
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Leader:  Brandon Breen

Explore the birds atop Roxy Ann Peak. Parking lot is at the end of Roxy Ann Road (Roxy Ann Road is accessed via Hillcrest Rd., Medford). Meet at trail head at 9 a.m. Ashland residents wishing to carpool, please meet at Ashland Rite Aid parking lot at 8:30 a.m.

No need to RSVP.  Email questions to brandonmbreen@hotmail.com.

Bring water, snacks. No dogs please.

Oct
4
Wed
Bird Walk: First Wednesday at Agate Lake @ Agate Lake
Oct 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Walk: First Wednesday at Agate Lake @ Agate Lake

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.

Oct
14
Sat
Field Trip to Howard Prairie and Hyatt Lake @ Rite Aid
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Frank Lospalluto – field trip leader

Come look for fall mountain birds at Howard Prairie and Hyatt Lake. Meet at 8 a.m. in the Ashland Rite Aid parking lot. Bring water and lunch. No need to RSVP. Contact Frank at fdlospalluto@gmail.com if you have questions.

Nov
1
Wed
Bird Walk: First Wednesday at Agate Lake @ Agate Lake
Nov 1 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Walk: First Wednesday at Agate Lake @ Agate Lake

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.

Dec
2
Sat
Holiday Potluck @ Medford Congregational Church
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and enjoy an evening of food, festivity and friends, as we raise money to fund our education and conservation goals.

Potluck Dinner: Bring a dish to share and your own place setting. We will provide non-alcoholic drinks and decoration.

Dec
6
Wed
Bird Walk: First Wednesday at Agate Lake @ Agate Lake
Dec 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Walk: First Wednesday at Agate Lake @ Agate Lake

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.

Dec
16
Sat
MEDFORD CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT @ Posted in Fall
Dec 16 all-day
MEDFORD CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT @ Posted in Fall

Rogue Valley Audubon proudly coordinates two Audubon Christmas Bird Counts. Dates for the 2017 Ashland count will be posted here in soon.

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:  bobhunter@embarqmail.com

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: mockridge50@hotmail.com