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Remembering Otis Swisher

By | 2017-09-25T21:36:51+00:00 May 28th, 2017|News Page|

Read obituary. June 8, 2017 - Otis pass away yesterday around 2:20 p.m. with his son Mark Swisher at his side. No details yet if the family will be doing any type of a memorial service. May 27, 2017 - My good friend and good friend to many of our long-time Rogue Valley Audubon Society members, Otis Swisher, [...]

2017 Applegate Oak Restoration Project

By | 2017-09-25T21:41:47+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Conservation, News Page|

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, as part of their on-going efforts to implement the Oregon Conservation Strategy, has identified a project to restore fire to approximately 120 acres of Oak Woodland and mixed conifer habitat in the Applegate Wildlife Management Unit. Following the presentation by Steve Niemela of ODFW at our members’ meeting [...]

Birdathon returns May 5 – 6

By | 2017-05-10T21:57:14+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

If you’ve never participated in this annual event, why not make 2017 your year? The object of Birdathon is for sponsored teams to count as many species as possible within a 24-hour period. Teams can range widely or stick close to home, so long as they stay in Jackson County. In a nutshell, here’s how [...]

Bird Walk Report: North Mountain Park

By | 2017-04-11T16:21:12+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Field Trip Reports|

On March 4, 2017, a group of eighteen led by Nate Trimble had an excellent morning at Ashland’s North Mountain Park. Our group included birders of all ages from three years old and up! As always, North Mountain Park offered a wide range of local birds, some of which were already getting ready for Spring [...]

Southern Oregon March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

By | 2017-04-16T16:24:50+00:00 April 11th, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

Posted for: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN)  On April 29, we will join together in Medford for the largest event of its kind in our region’s history – part of a national day of protest, with events throughout the U.S. and a national march in Washington D.C. Include your organization, or group: If your [...]

Elliott State Forest update

By | 2017-04-11T19:12:50+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Conservation, News Page|

Good News on the Elliott State Forest As most of you know, The Oregon State Land Board is considering selling Oregon’s oldest State Forest to a timber company. Oregon law requires lands such as the Elliott to generate revenue for the Common School Fund. Since it is no longer turning a profit, the Elliott has [...]

Volunteer for Sampson Creek Preserve bird surveys

By | 2017-04-06T16:51:24+00:00 April 5th, 2017|News Page|

Contact: Ellie Armstrong at eea@KlamathBird.org . Join the Klamath Bird Observatory’s citizen science project on the Sampson Creek Preserve. This project offers something for all birders from easy birding walks to adventurous off-trail hiking as well as guided owl surveys. Either way you will be surrounded by beautiful views and plenty of birds. We are [...]

May 23 – Annual picnic at TouVelle State Park

By | 2017-05-28T19:36:40+00:00 March 30th, 2017|News Page|

All members and guests are welcome. This annual picnic replaces our May chapter meeting. Come celebrate our valley birds. Event features a bird walk along the Rogue River and a fabulous potluck. Bird Walk 5 p.m. (sharp!)
 A guided bird walk will wind through the park and along the Rogue River. . Potluck dinner 6 [...]

Field Trip Report: Imperatrice Property

By | 2017-03-27T12:34:11+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Field Trip Reports|

Saturday, February 25 About a dozen RVAS members led by Nate Trimble had a suc-cessful morning of raptor watching at the Imperatrice property in Ashland. Trip participants were treated to beautiful views of Ashland and the Rogue Valley and a large wide open parcel of habitat full of easily observable raptors. As we wandered the [...]


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