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Jan. Chapter Meeting

By | 2018-01-24T10:47:49+00:00 December 28th, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

The Ocean: Threats and Prospects 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 [...]

Falcon vs. hawks – a surprise winner

By | 2017-12-26T19:59:31+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|News Page|

By Vince Zausky, Dec. 16, 2017 Medford Christmas Bird Count We had pretty chilly weather to begin around 8:15 a.m. with some fog and 24 degrees.  It was warmer by late in the a.m. and probably hit mid-50's by 2 or 3 p.m.  At the upper sewage ponds, we usually have a lot of waterfowl [...]

New location for monthly bird walk

By | 2018-02-17T15:02:59+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Home Page, News Page, Uncategorized|

(Note - The Medford paper has listed the WRONG LOCATION for this event. Please note that it continues to be Denman Wildlife Area. See you there Feb. 7). On Wednesday,  Jan. 3,  2018, the First Wednesday Bird Walk will move to the Denman Wildlife Area, and all future walks will take place there. Walks begin [...]

Five reasons to do a CBC

By | 2017-12-22T19:36:48+00:00 December 5th, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

Audubon Christmas Bird Counts are a special part of American history. Here are five reasons to join in a Rogue Valley Audubon count: Two counts to choose from - Medford and Ashland. Prove to the birds that you can spend all day outside in winter too. Explore a new part of the county with a dedicated birding team. [...]

Nov. Chapter Meeting: Climate Change: A Bird’s Eye View

By | 2017-11-29T13:24:24+00:00 October 4th, 2017|News Page|

Recent research suggests that the challenges bird communities already face are exacerbated by climate change. As climate change brings shifts of habitats, birds can be among the first to tell the story of climate trends. Just like the canary in a coal mine, they may alert us to what is happening and what the future [...]

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) [...]

Oct. Chapter Meeting: Forktails, Snaketails and Spiketails

By | 2017-11-29T13:26:05+00:00 September 25th, 2017|News Page|

In this fast paced program on Oct. 24, Norm Barrett will take you through a brief introduction of the types of dragonflies and damselflies in the county, habitats they can be found in, totally weird breeding behavior, and new discoveries.  Like a foraging dragonfly, we will dart hither, thither and yon in an effort to [...]

A Birder’s Paradise – A Voyage to New Guinea

By | 2017-09-27T07:46:05+00:00 September 5th, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

Join Pepper Trail on a voyage to New Guinea at our first meeting of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 26. 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 located at The Congregational Church meeting hall is locate at 1801 E Jackson St, [...]

Happy Hour 

By | 2017-09-05T21:01:40+00:00 September 1st, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

By Dave Ferguson  One crisp January afternoon, as the sun tapered across our rose-colored living room wall, an alarming “thud” startled me and my wife from our private world of books.   “What was that?” Jane shouted, swapping her reading glasses for her distance glasses.   “I don’t know,” I said, as I leapt from my reclining [...]


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