Rogue Valley Audubon Society
   
  • Binoculars 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.

*Some special fund-raising field trips and birding events will have modest donation requests or fees. This will noted on the page.

do bring their dog on an outing are requested to keep the dog in the car. Thank you for your cooperation.

Field Trip Coordinator: Maggi Rackley
Field Trips, Bird Walks and
Birding Events





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,
mworr2@charter.net).  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


                   CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS

           Saturday, December 20 -- Medford CBC

             Saturday, January 3 --  Ashland CBC

             
 For details, see the CBC page on this site

    
UPCOMING RVAS BIRDING EVENTS  
Next walk: November 5, 2014 - 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.  

               LOST CREEK LAKE AND HOLY WATERS -- SAT. NOV. 8


   
Join leader Russ Namitz for a half-day plus birding trip to Lost Creek
   Lake, Holy Waters and Joseph Stewart State Park.   

   We'll meet for carpooling at the east end of the Dollar Tree parking lot
   (southeast corner of Hwy 62 and Hwy 140).  Leave Dollar Tree by 8:15 a.m.
   and finish by 3 p.m.  Bring a sack lunch and beverages.

   Target birds include multiple species of waterfowl, American Pipit, late
   migrating shorebirds and gulls.  
   



FIRST WEDNESDAY COUNT AT AGATE LAKE
     Lost Creek Lake (left, above and below),  Holy Waters (above right)
                         and Joseph Stewart State Park  (below right)