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Dippers didn’t disappoint

By | 2018-01-12T10:02:04+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Field Trip Reports, News Page|

Reported by Bob Quaccia. The 19th Annual American Dipper count on Ashland Creek yielded a slightly above average total of 5 Dippers. A lucky number of 13 observers hugged both sides of the creek for 1.75 miles stopping at every bridge to compare notes. The mild weather was a great improvement over last year’s snow [...]

Raptor survey volunteers needed

By | 2018-02-12T19:36:46+00:00 January 8th, 2018|News Page, Volunteer|

Looking for something different to do this winter? Do you like raptors or want to learn more about them? If so, volunteer opportunities are currently available to help conduct wintering raptor surveys. The surveys will be conducted by volunteers and Sarah Norton, a graduate student at SOU. These surveys will help collect data for Sarah’s [...]

Feb. Chapter Meeting: The Birds of Patagonia

By | 2018-04-18T22:27:04+00:00 December 29th, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

Patagonia is a region within Chile and Argentina that occupies the southernmost portion of South America—and is one of the most magnificently scenic landscapes on earth. In this presentation Brandon Breen will share photos and experiences from a hiking and birdwatching trip he took there in February of 2015, and also provide an overview of [...]

Jan. Chapter Meeting

By | 2018-01-24T10:47:49+00:00 December 28th, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

The Ocean: Threats and Prospects Presented by Daphne Fautin and Bob Buddemeier Daphne Fautin has a Ph.D. in zoology from UC Berkeley. She became a marine biologist at the University of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. She was Curator and Director of Research at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, then Professor of Ecology [...]

Falcon vs. hawks – a surprise winner

By | 2017-12-26T19:59:31+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|News Page|

By Vince Zausky, Dec. 16, 2017 Medford Christmas Bird Count We had pretty chilly weather to begin around 8:15 a.m. with some fog and 24 degrees.  It was warmer by late in the a.m. and probably hit mid-50's by 2 or 3 p.m.  At the upper sewage ponds, we usually have a lot of waterfowl [...]

New location for monthly bird walk

By | 2018-04-18T22:27:49+00:00 December 12th, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

(Note - The Medford paper has listed the WRONG LOCATION for this event. Please note that it continues to be Denman Wildlife Area. See you there Feb. 7). On Wednesday,  Jan. 3,  2018, the First Wednesday Bird Walk will move to the Denman Wildlife Area, and all future walks will take place there. Walks begin [...]

Five reasons to do a CBC

By | 2017-12-22T19:36:48+00:00 December 5th, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

Audubon Christmas Bird Counts are a special part of American history. Here are five reasons to join in a Rogue Valley Audubon count: Two counts to choose from - Medford and Ashland. Prove to the birds that you can spend all day outside in winter too. Explore a new part of the county with a dedicated birding team. [...]

Nov. Chapter Meeting: Climate Change: A Bird’s Eye View

By | 2017-11-29T13:24:24+00:00 October 4th, 2017|News Page|

Recent research suggests that the challenges bird communities already face are exacerbated by climate change. As climate change brings shifts of habitats, birds can be among the first to tell the story of climate trends. Just like the canary in a coal mine, they may alert us to what is happening and what the future [...]

Field Trip: Roxy Anne Butte

By | 2017-10-02T12:50:04+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Field Trip Reports, News Page|

Saturday, 30, 2017 Leader: Brandon Breen A beautiful, sunny, clear day. Poison oak was in full red fall color. Species Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) [...]

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