Jan
20
Sat
North Mountain Park FeederWatch @ North Mountain Park
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
North Mountain Park FeederWatch @ North Mountain Park

The free one hour feeder watch at North Mountain Park in Ashland provides novice birders an easy way to learn. More experienced birders often attend to help identify birds. There is shelter in case of inclement weather and young people are encouraged if accompanied by an adult companion.

No need to RSVP, just come to the gazebo behind the Nature Center.

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locales in North America.It is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  This data helps scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

 

 

Jan
23
Tue
Chapter Meeting: The Ocean: Threats and Prospects @ Congregational Church
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chapter Meeting: The Ocean: Threats and Prospects @ Congregational Church | Medford | Oregon | United States

Presented by Daphne Fautin and Bob Buddemeier

Daphne Fautin has a Ph.D. in zoology from UC Berkeley. She became a marine biologist at the University of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. She was Curator and Director of Research at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, then Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas. She specializes in sea anemones.
Bob Buddemeier has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Washington. After he was in the Department of Chemistry and then Oceanography at the University of Hawaii,  he went to the Nuclear Chemistry Division at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and finally to head the Hydrogeology Section of the Kansas Geological Survey.

They met when Daphne was a post-doc and Bob was an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii, while attending the Coral Reef Symposium in Australia.

They retired to Medford (the Rogue Valley Manor) in 2015.

Jan
25
Thu
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center

The free one hour feeder watch at Coyote Trails Nature Center in Medford provides novice birders an easy way to learn. More experienced birders often attend to help identify birds. Bird by looking out the center’s large window so rain and cold are never a problem.  Children are encouraged if accompanied by an adult companion.

No need to RSVP,  just come to Coyote Trails.

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locales in North America.It is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  This data helps scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Jan
26
Fri
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center

The free one hour feeder watch at Coyote Trails Nature Center in Medford provides novice birders an easy way to learn. More experienced birders often attend to help identify birds. Bird by looking out the center’s large window so rain and cold are never a problem.  Children are encouraged if accompanied by an adult companion.

No need to RSVP,  just come to Coyote Trails.

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locales in North America.It is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  This data helps scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Feb
3
Sat
Ashland Big Morning @ North Mountain Park
Feb 3 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Its a new year and that can mean only one thing, time to start working on your 2018 bird list! On Feb 3, I will be leading a birding trip with the goal of trying to rack up as many bird as possible in the City of Ashland in one morning.

We will begin a few minutes before sunrise at the North Mountain Park visitor center. From there we will hit the Ashland Ponds and possibly the Imperatrice Propery to add to our raptor list. If time allows we will then head up to the fairy ponds parking lot (I’ve seen Mountain Quail up there recently) and search for coniferous forest birds. I will be open to suggestions for other locations as well if there are specific birds people are looking for or if anyone has any other good hotspots they want to check out. Ashland is home to an amazing array of bird species and this is a great opportunity to get a jump start on your year list or to simply learn more about the wildlife in Ashland.

Hope to see you all out there,

Nate Trimble

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North Mountain Park FeederWatch @ North Mountain Park
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
North Mountain Park FeederWatch @ North Mountain Park

The free one hour feeder watch at North Mountain Park in Ashland provides novice birders an easy way to learn. More experienced birders often attend to help identify birds. There is shelter in case of inclement weather and young people are encouraged if accompanied by an adult companion.

No need to RSVP, just come to the gazebo behind the Nature Center.

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locales in North America.It is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  This data helps scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

 

 

Feb
7
Wed
Bird Walk: First Wednesday at Denman Wildlife Area @ Denman Wildlife Area
Feb 7 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Walk: First Wednesday at Denman Wildlife Area @ Denman Wildlife Area

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 Cornell Ornithological Laboratory’s eBird database.

We will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the entrance off Agate Rd. between 1/4 and 1/2 mile past the fire station on the left side of the road. Coming out Table Rock Rd., turn right on Antelope Rd. and go to the light on Agate Rd. and turn left. The fire station will be on your left at the corner of Ave. G and Agate Rd. Go 1/4 to /12 mile past the fire station and the gate will be on your left. Coming out on Highway 62 to Antelope Rd., turn left and go to the next light.  Turn right and continue to the gate on Agate Rd.

Participants will need to purchase a ODFW Area Parking Permit at the ODWF Office, Sportsman Warehouse on Delta Waters and Highway 62 in Medford or at BiMart. (At BiMart, buy a 2018 Habitat Conservation Stamp for $20, which also includes the Annual Wildlife Area Parking Permit).

Feb
8
Thu
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center

The free one hour feeder watch at Coyote Trails Nature Center in Medford provides novice birders an easy way to learn. More experienced birders often attend to help identify birds. Bird by looking out the center’s large window so rain and cold are never a problem.  Children are encouraged if accompanied by an adult companion.

No need to RSVP,  just come to Coyote Trails.

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locales in North America.It is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  This data helps scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Feb
9
Fri
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center

The free one hour feeder watch at Coyote Trails Nature Center in Medford provides novice birders an easy way to learn. More experienced birders often attend to help identify birds. Bird by looking out the center’s large window so rain and cold are never a problem.  Children are encouraged if accompanied by an adult companion.

No need to RSVP,  just come to Coyote Trails.

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locales in North America.It is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  This data helps scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Feb
17
Sat
North Mountain Park FeederWatch @ North Mountain Park
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
North Mountain Park FeederWatch @ North Mountain Park

The free one hour feeder watch at North Mountain Park in Ashland provides novice birders an easy way to learn. More experienced birders often attend to help identify birds. There is shelter in case of inclement weather and young people are encouraged if accompanied by an adult companion.

No need to RSVP, just come to the gazebo behind the Nature Center.

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locales in North America.It is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  This data helps scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

 

 

Feb
22
Thu
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center

The free one hour feeder watch at Coyote Trails Nature Center in Medford provides novice birders an easy way to learn. More experienced birders often attend to help identify birds. Bird by looking out the center’s large window so rain and cold are never a problem.  Children are encouraged if accompanied by an adult companion.

No need to RSVP,  just come to Coyote Trails.

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locales in North America.It is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  This data helps scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Feb
23
Fri
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center

The free one hour feeder watch at Coyote Trails Nature Center in Medford provides novice birders an easy way to learn. More experienced birders often attend to help identify birds. Bird by looking out the center’s large window so rain and cold are never a problem.  Children are encouraged if accompanied by an adult companion.

No need to RSVP,  just come to Coyote Trails.

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locales in North America.It is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  This data helps scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Feb
27
Tue
Chapter Meeting: The Birds of Patagonia @ Congregational Church
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chapter Meeting: The Birds of Patagonia @ Congregational Church | Medford | Oregon | United States

Patagonia is a region within Chile and Argentina that occupies the southernmost portion of South America—and is one of the most magnificently scenic landscapes on earth. In this presentation Brandon Breen will share photos and experiences from a hiking and birdwatching trip he took there in February of 2015, and also provide an overview of this remote and bewitching place. The talk includes glaciers, parakeets, turquoise waters, condors, buzzard-eagles, and even the secretive chucao tapacula, a bird whose voice, according to Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, “contains all the world’s loneliness.” We hope you can make it for this informative photo slideshow and tour of one of earth’s true gems.

Brandon Breen is a writer and conservation biologist who lives in Ashland, Oregon. Brandon has worked on numerous avian research projects throughout the U.S. and abroad, focusing on such species as the California and Andean condors, the Turkey Vulture, and the Gray-crowned Rosy-finch. He completed his BA at Bates College and his MSc at the University of Minnesota. Brandon is currently writing his first children’s novel while also working on the Mindful Birding Project, which aims to increase awareness of ethical birding guidelines.

Mar
3
Sat
North Mountain Park FeederWatch @ North Mountain Park
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
North Mountain Park FeederWatch @ North Mountain Park

The free one hour feeder watch at North Mountain Park in Ashland provides novice birders an easy way to learn. More experienced birders often attend to help identify birds. There is shelter in case of inclement weather and young people are encouraged if accompanied by an adult companion.

No need to RSVP, just come to the gazebo behind the Nature Center.

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locales in North America.It is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  This data helps scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

 

 

Mar
7
Wed
Bird Walk: First Wednesday at Denman Wildlife Area @ Denman Wildlife Area
Mar 7 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Walk: First Wednesday at Denman Wildlife Area @ Denman Wildlife Area

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 Cornell Ornithological Laboratory’s eBird database.

We will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the entrance off Agate Rd. between 1/4 and 1/2 mile past the fire station on the left side of the road. Coming out Table Rock Rd., turn right on Antelope Rd. and go to the light on Agate Rd. and turn left. The fire station will be on your left at the corner of Ave. G and Agate Rd. Go 1/4 to /12 mile past the fire station and the gate will be on your left. Coming out on Highway 62 to Antelope Rd., turn left and go to the next light.  Turn right and continue to the gate on Agate Rd.

Participants will need to purchase a ODFW Area Parking Permit at the ODWF Office, Sportsman Warehouse on Delta Waters and Highway 62 in Medford or at BiMart. (At BiMart, buy a 2018 Habitat Conservation Stamp for $20, which also includes the Annual Wildlife Area Parking Permit).

Mar
8
Thu
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center

The free one hour feeder watch at Coyote Trails Nature Center in Medford provides novice birders an easy way to learn. More experienced birders often attend to help identify birds. Bird by looking out the center’s large window so rain and cold are never a problem.  Children are encouraged if accompanied by an adult companion.

No need to RSVP,  just come to Coyote Trails.

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locales in North America.It is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  This data helps scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Mar
9
Fri
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center

The free one hour feeder watch at Coyote Trails Nature Center in Medford provides novice birders an easy way to learn. More experienced birders often attend to help identify birds. Bird by looking out the center’s large window so rain and cold are never a problem.  Children are encouraged if accompanied by an adult companion.

No need to RSVP,  just come to Coyote Trails.

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locales in North America.It is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  This data helps scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Mar
17
Sat
North Mountain Park FeederWatch @ North Mountain Park
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
North Mountain Park FeederWatch @ North Mountain Park

The free one hour feeder watch at North Mountain Park in Ashland provides novice birders an easy way to learn. More experienced birders often attend to help identify birds. There is shelter in case of inclement weather and young people are encouraged if accompanied by an adult companion.

No need to RSVP, just come to the gazebo behind the Nature Center.

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locales in North America.It is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  This data helps scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

 

 

Mar
22
Thu
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center

The free one hour feeder watch at Coyote Trails Nature Center in Medford provides novice birders an easy way to learn. More experienced birders often attend to help identify birds. Bird by looking out the center’s large window so rain and cold are never a problem.  Children are encouraged if accompanied by an adult companion.

No need to RSVP,  just come to Coyote Trails.

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locales in North America.It is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  This data helps scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Mar
23
Fri
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Coyote Trails FeederWatch @ Coyote Trails Nature Center

The free one hour feeder watch at Coyote Trails Nature Center in Medford provides novice birders an easy way to learn. More experienced birders often attend to help identify birds. Bird by looking out the center’s large window so rain and cold are never a problem.  Children are encouraged if accompanied by an adult companion.

No need to RSVP,  just come to Coyote Trails.

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and other locales in North America.It is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  This data helps scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.