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Dippers didn’t disappoint

By | 2018-01-12T10:02:04+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Field Trip Reports, News Page|

Reported by Bob Quaccia. The 19th Annual American Dipper count on Ashland Creek yielded a slightly above average total of 5 Dippers. A lucky number of 13 observers hugged both sides of the creek for 1.75 miles stopping at every bridge to compare notes. The mild weather was a great improvement over last year’s snow [...]

Field Trip: Roxy Anne Butte

By | 2017-10-02T12:50:04+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Field Trip Reports, News Page|

Saturday, 30, 2017 Leader: Brandon Breen A beautiful, sunny, clear day. Poison oak was in full red fall color. Species Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) [...]

Bird Walk Report: North Mountain Park

By | 2017-04-11T16:21:12+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Field Trip Reports|

On March 4, 2017, a group of eighteen led by Nate Trimble had an excellent morning at Ashland’s North Mountain Park. Our group included birders of all ages from three years old and up! As always, North Mountain Park offered a wide range of local birds, some of which were already getting ready for Spring [...]

Field Trip Report: Imperatrice Property

By | 2017-03-27T12:34:11+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Field Trip Reports|

Saturday, February 25 About a dozen RVAS members led by Nate Trimble had a suc-cessful morning of raptor watching at the Imperatrice property in Ashland. Trip participants were treated to beautiful views of Ashland and the Rogue Valley and a large wide open parcel of habitat full of easily observable raptors. As we wandered the [...]


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