Rogue Valley
Audubon Society
Say's Phoebe
Photo by
Dick Cronberg
A wise old owl sat in an oak.
The longer he sat, the less he spoke.
The less he spoke, the more he heard.
Why can't we be like that wise old bird?
- Edward Hersey Richards
Rogue Valley Audubon Society
PO Box 8597
Medford, OR 97501
roguevalleyaudubon.org
Something to ponder: "The last word of ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: 'What good
is it?' If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not.
If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like, but do not understand, then who but a
fool would discard seemingly useless parts? To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of
intelligent tinkering."
Aldo Leopold, The Sand County Almanac
Chapter Meetings

The monthly RVAS chapter meetings are held at the Medford
Congregational Church meeting hall, 1801 E. Jackson St in East
Medford.  More details below.

Chapter meetings - the fourth Tuesday of the following months:
September, October, November, January, February, March, and
April.  Meetings start at 7 Pm.  

On the fourth Tuesday in May, in place of a meeting, we have our
annual picnic in TouVelle State Park.

The Congregational Church meeting hall is located north of East Jackson
street between North Berkeley Way and North Barneburg Rd.  It is most
easily accessed from North Barneburg Rd.  Just make a left turn into the
church parking lot at the tree in the middle of the road.

Map

Next Program:

Program for RVAS chapter meeting, February 26, 2013

Stewart Janes presents:  BIRDS OF THE HIGH SEAS

 For birders with strong stomachs, pelagic birding can offer
exciting rewards.  A great many of the birds here are supreme
flyers.  All are great swimmers.  

 You never know what you might find once you cross the bar and
head for deep water.  You might find a Scripps's Murrelet from
Baja California or a Hawaiian Petrel from Kauai or something even
more unusual.
 
 Come and learn from Dr. Janes about the natural history of the
birds beyond the horizon off the Oregon coast and elsewhere in
the Pacific.

 He will also discuss conservation efforts to save many of the
declining and threatened species as well as the recent taxonomic
revisions that have been proposed.  

 Stewart Janes is a biology professor at Southern Oregon
University, a long-time member of RVAS, and has for the past
several years led field trips for the Siskiyou Field Institute
including pelagic trips out of Brookings.  

  He has compiled the Field Notes for
The Chat for many years and
writes a monthly column for the Mail-Tribune Outdoors section.  He
studies both birds of prey and the secrets of bird song among our
breeding warblers.  He enjoys nothing more than hopping on a
boat and heading out on the high seas off the Oregon coast or
elsewhere.

  
THANK YOU AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO OUR 2012 RVAS RAFFLE AND AUCTION DONORS

MERCHANTS AND ARTSTS FOOD AND DRINK
WILD BIRDS UNLIMITED, MEDFORD, ASHLAND - FOOD COOP, NIMBUS, ASHLAND - FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS, ASHLAND -
BLOOMSBURY BOOKS, ASHLAND - DAGOBA ORGANIC CHOCOLATE - UNICORN TOYS AND GIFTS, ASHLAND - STANDING STONE
BREWERY, ASHLAND GRANGE CO-OP GOGI’S, JACKSONVILLE -REI, MEDFORD - PORTERS, MEDFORD -SUNDAY AFTERNOONS THE
LOFT, ASHLAND - COMING ATTRACTIONS THEATRES - SOUTH STAGE CELLARS, JACKSONVILLE - HINODE FARMS - GRIZZLY PEAK
WINERY, ASHLAND
JIM LIVAUDAIS - EDENVALE WINERY, MEDFORD - KATRINA MEISTER PASCHAL WINERY, TALENT
MIKE GUEST TRIUM WINERY, TALENT - AUGUSTA LUCAS ANDRAE NATURAL HISTORY FIELD TRIPS AND GETAWAYS - SISKIYOU
FIELD INSTITUTE - VINCE ZAUSKEY - SCIENCE WORKS HANDS ON MUSEUM - ALEX AND LILLIAN MAKSYMOWICZ - CRATER ROCK
MUSEUM - FRANK LOSPALLUTO
WILDLIFE IMAGES - HARRY FULLER - RUNNING Y RESORT - GREEN SPRINGS INN - SHELLEY TANQUARY - NORTHWEST NATURE
SHOP - MERCHANDISE OR SERVICES FROM MEMBERS AND FRIENDS - ANONYMOUS (SEVERAL BOOKS) - ALAN DRESHER - CHERRY
GREGORY - BILL HERING GEORGE PETERSON - KATHY SIMONSEN - KATE CLELAND-SIPFLE - JOAN SPEAR - LYNDA STEVENSON -
RICK THOWLESS