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,
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
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.  
FIRST WEDNESDAY COUNT AT AGATE LAKE
Rogue Valley Audubon Society
A Voice for Conservation and Education in the Natural World
Field Trips and Bird Walks

Rogue Valley Audubon Society and Southern Oregon Land
Conservancy will host a special birding trip Sunday, September 20, to
the Rogue River Preserve, a large tract of private property with more
than one mile of River frontage and exceptional areas of oak    
woodland,  grassland, chaparral and riparian forest.

Brian Barr, executive director of the newly-formed Rogue River
Watershed Council, and Bob Hunter, longtime RVAS birder and   
recipient of the 2015 Conservationist of the Year award from SOLC,    
will be the leaders of this outing. Participants must register with the
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy (details below).   

Because of limited on-site parking, carpooling will be mandatory.  
Location and meeting time for carpooling will be sent to you after you
register for this event.       

The birding group will be split into two sections as we tour the more
than 350 acres of this special location.  We expect to find such seasonal
residents as Lewis's Woodpecker, as well as Western Bluebird, Oak
Titmouse and Bald Eagle.  Early fall migrants are also possible.  

Dress for prevailing weather.  Walking will be on mostly level ground.  
We expect to finish the outing around noon.

To register for this special event, go to

http://rogueriverbirding.eventbrite.com  

For more information or questions about registration, call Southern
Oregon Land Conservancy's Teresa Fernandez at 541-482-3069 or email
info@landconserve.org
Sunday, September 20 -- Rogue River Preserve
With more than one mile of river frontage (above) and
extensive grasslands, the Rogue River Preserve offers a
variety of choice birding habitat.   
Huge cottonwood trees line a path through the riparian
floodplain (below) that is one of the remarkable features
of the Rogue River Preserve.