Field Trips

 

Guidelines

  • Field trips and bird walks are free* and open to the public.
  • Beginners and newcomers are welcome.
  • Dates and times are subject to change.
  • Bring your own food and water.
  • Binoculars and field guides are very useful.
  • Carpooling is encouraged, and passengers should share expenses for fuel.
  • Prepare and dress for the climate and the day’s weather forecast.
  • Wear sturdy shoes and expect some walking on most trips.
  • Rogue Valley Audubon birding events will take place rain or shine except in case of dangerous conditions such as unsafe roads or extremely high winds. Cancellations or postponements will be posted on this website as early as possible. On the day of your field trip, check this site for updates.
  • Contact the field trip leader if you have questions about a specific trip.
  • Dog are not allowed on bird walks or field trips.

*Some special fundraising field trips and birding events will have modest donation requests or fees.  This will be noted in the event description.

Field Trip Reports

Recent field trip and related reports appear below.

Upcoming Field Trips

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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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).

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).

Apr
4
Wed
Bird Walk: First Wednesday at Denman Wildlife Area @ Denman Wildlife Area
Apr 4 @ 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).

May
2
Wed
Bird Walk: First Wednesday at Denman Wildlife Area @ Denman Wildlife Area
May 2 @ 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).

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