Yearly Archives: 2019


October 2019 Conservation Column

By | 2019-09-28T12:17:13-07:00 September 28th, 2019|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail October’s column is from the National Audubon Society, and covers a major new analysis of North American bird populations. The study, just released, confirms what long-time birders know: bird populations are in steep decline in virtually every habitat and every part of the country. Time to redouble our efforts! [...]

RVAS October 2019 Program

By | 2019-09-28T11:28:35-07:00 September 28th, 2019|Home Page, News Page|

OCTOBER Program Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 pm “MONARCHS AND MILKWEED” Presented by Stephanie Hazen Stephanie Hazen moved to Salem, Oregon in 1977 soon after graduating from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. In Salem she owned and operated a small animal/exotics veterinary hospital until retiring in 2011. Both Stephanie and her husband Ray [...]

RVAS September 2019 Program

By | 2019-09-26T11:16:30-07:00 September 16th, 2019|News Page|

SEPTEMBER Program Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 pm “Birding Malheur and Harney County in Any Season” Presented by Harry Fuller We will explore this wonderful mix of sagebrush steppe, freshwater marsh, conifer-clogged canyons and sub-alpine meadows. Here Great Basin birds mix with those of the Pacific Slope: Black and Forster’s Terns, Sandhill Cranes and Trumpeter [...]

Volunteer to count swifts

By | 2019-10-11T18:56:36-07:00 September 6th, 2019|News Page|

It is that time of year for Vaux's Swift conduct their evening swirling acrobatics during fall migration. Rogue Valley Audubon Society members are collecting data every night this month for the citizen science project Vaux's Happening ( and eBird at Hedrick Middle School in Medford. Feel free to join them and watch the the chimney [...]

Vaux’s Swift Night at Hedrick Middle School

By | 2019-09-15T20:47:36-07:00 August 31st, 2019|News Page|

This year’s Vaux’s Swift Family Fun Night sponsored by Rogue Valley Audubon Society at Hedrick Middle School in Medford is Monday, Sept. 9.  Join us for a joyous evening of watching the aerial display of hundreds of swifts circling and dropping into the school’s famous brick chimney. Hear about why this Medford stopover on their southern migration [...]

September 2019 Conservation Column

By | 2019-08-30T15:28:25-07:00 August 30th, 2019|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail Welcome back from summer! Except for that brief period of smoke from the Milepost 97 fire, what a lovely summer it has been! Fingers crossed for continued smoke-free skies, and a cool, wet September. I wish I had such good news on the conservation front, but sadly the Administration’s [...]

RVAS member’s article on cover of JPR’s magazine

By | 2019-09-06T12:48:03-07:00 July 17th, 2019|News Page|

Juliet Grable, co-chair of our Conservation Committee and editor of The Chat wrote a very interesting article about being a volunteer firefighter with the Greensprings Fire and Rescue unit. Juliet's experience gives her an in-depth knowledge of the challenges that face so many of our rural communities when they have to deal with wildfires.    Read "Into [...]


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