||Rogue Valley Audubon
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|Rogue Valley Audubon Society
PO Box 8597
Medford, OR 97501
Great Blue Heron at Denman WMA
- Photo by Robert D. Mumby
Note: Field trips and bird walks are free* and open to the public,
including beginners and newcomers.
- Dates and times are subject to change.
- Bring your own food and water.
- Binoculars are very useful.
- Carpooling is encouraged, and 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
*Some special fund-raising field trips and birding events will have modest
- Field trips are subject to change
- before going check either this web site or call the Field Trip Chair Maggi
donation requests or fees. This will noted on the page.
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 on an outing are requested to keep the dog in the car. Thank
you for your cooperation.
Field Trip Coordinator: Maggi Rackley
First Wednesday Bird Walk - Denman Wildlife Management Area
Next walk: March 6, 2013 - 8:30am
On the first Wednesday of every month RVAS conducts a bird walk in the
Denman WMA near White City. The walk lasts about 3 hours and covers about
3 miles. Meet at the Agate Road entrance gate to the WMA by 8:25 am. If you
come later, you will need your own key to open the gate.
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, email@example.com). 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..
Project Feeder Watch Program of the RVAS at North Mountain Park
This joint ventue of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the National
Audubon Society offers birders of all abilities a chance to collect data on
Western Hemisphere bird populations.
This will be the eleventh year that NMP and RVAS have combined to offer
FeederWatch. The sessions on alternate Saturdays start at 9 A.M. and are
open to the public. The free one hour watches provide novice birders with the
easiest possible identification practice since there are unobstructed, close up
views of from ten to twenty species perched at feeders.
Though it is best to bring binoculars, the birds are close enough to be seen
and enjoyed with the naked eye. More experienced birders often attend,
jumping at the chance to show off their knowledge as well as to swap tall avian
tales with their peers. There is shelter in case of inclement weather and young
people are encouraged if accompanied by an adult companion.
Feeder Watch Programs will be held on March 2 and March 16.
Contact Denny Niebuhr at firstname.lastname@example.org or North Mountain
Park at 541-488-6606 for more information.
|Field Trips, Bird Walks and Bird Events
ALL-DAY TRIP TO KLAMATH BASIN
There will be an all-day field trip to the Klamath basin on Sunday, April 7.
The basin can offer spectacular birding at any time of year, and early spring
is a good time to see large flocks of 'white' geese as well as eagles and
We will meet at the dirt parking lot adjacent to Shop 'n Kart in Ashland.
Arrive in time to leave at 8:00 a.m. The group will be limited to 20 birders,
and carpooling will be mandatory.
Bad weather and/or unsafe driving conditions may necessitate a
To register for this event, email leader Jeff Tufts (email@example.com).
BIRD WALK FOR BEGINNERS
Basic identification of local birds will be featured on a beginners' bird
walk on Saturday, April 27. Gwyneth Ragosine will lead this informal stroll
along the Talent portion of the Bear Creek Greenway.
COAST TRIP MAY 11 - 12
Veteran field trip leader Ron Ketchum will take a reservations-only group to
the Oregon coast the weekend of May 11-12. The site of the outing will be
either Bandon or the Newport area. The approximate group size must be
known at least a month in advance.
To express interest in participation and preference for destination, please
contact either Bill Hering at firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-488-5886 or Maggi
Rackley at email@example.com, 541-855-7935. Members who
register after March 30 may be placed on a wait list.