Rogue Valley Audubon proudly coordinates two Audubon Christmas Bird Counts.
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 link under “read more”.
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 Emmalisa Whalley at the number below.
All participants in the Ashland CBC are invited to join the post-count dinner to review the day’s sightings. The dinner will be held at El Tapatio at 1633 Highway 99 North in Ashland (just south of Butler Ford and Butler Acura) beginning at approximately 4:30 p.m. Information about El Tapatio (including menu) can be found on their website: http://www.eltapatioashland.com/
Ashland CBC Coordinators:
Contact Emmalisa Whalley at 503-312-9518 if you would like to participate.