Note: 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.

Contact the field trip leader for more information pertaining to a specific trip.

Field trips are subject to change.
Before going check either this web site or call the Field Trip Chair Russ Namitz.

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

Dog Policy: RVAS prefers that dogs are not present on bird walks.
This is to ensure that all participants are happy and comfortable.
Participants who do bring their dog are requested to keep the dog in the car.
Thank you for your cooperation on this issue.

On the first Wednesday of every month, RVAS will conduct  a bird count at Agate Lake
approximately two miles east of the Hwy 62/Hwy 140 intersection.  Meet in the parking
lot on the EAST side of the lake.  Enter from Dry Creek Road and drive through the gate
which will be open through the summer and early fall. The walk will begin at 830 a.m.    

This is an ongoing citizen science project to record the numbers of the different
species observed by the walk participants and enter the data in the Cornell
Ornithological Laboratory's e-bird database. You don't need to be an experienced
birder to join in, but taking part will help you become one.

Coordinator and leader of the First Wednesday walk is Murray Orr (541-857-9050,  Please contact Murray if you are willing to help him with these
tasks, for example, by leading the walk when he is not available, opening and closing
the entrance gate on walk days, or helping him record bird sightings during the walk.

Additional information is here
Next count: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 8:30am
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.  
Rogue Valley Audubon Society
A Voice for Conservation and Education in the Natural World
Field Trips and Bird Walks

Lost Creek Lake, Joseph Stewart State Park, and "Holy Waters" will be
the destinations for birders taking part in the Saturday, October 10   
RVAS field trip to be led by Russ Namitz.

Participants will explore the State Park adjacent to Lost Creek Lake and
then walk out to the exposed sections of the lake bottom to bird the
willows and flats for passerines and the open lake for waterbirds.  If you
have a spotting scope, it will be useful during this portion of the trip.
There will be one to two miles of walking over flat, even ground.

Time permitting, the group will move to Holy Waters to explore a
different variety of habitats.

Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the northeast end of the north Fred Meyer parking
lot in Medford, adjacent to Exit 30 of Interstate 5.  This is the small
enclosed lot that has a Goodwill truck and USPS mail boxes.  It's just
south of Taco Bell (Google Maps = 42.352980, -122.869954).

Bring a sack lunch and water.  The group will return to Medford              
no later than 2:00 p.m.

Space is limited, so please email Russ Namitz to sign up.               

Saturday, October 10 -- Lost Creek Lake