Mt. Pisgah Arboretum
Three Saturdays: May 9, May 23, and June 6, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Bird Songs and Calls Workshop
In this 3-part workshop led by Chris Roth and Julia Siporin, learn how to identify and better understand local birds by their songs and calls. They’ll help participants recognize our common (and uncommon) avian friends’ vocalizations—and share many tools for continuing to learn on your own.
Preregistration required. Call 541.747.3817. $35 Members, $40 Nonmembers.
Friend of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Bobolink Count
Saturday, June 6
Volunteers will spread out over six routes to count Bobolinks. Free accommodations at the P Ranch volunteer house. A whole lot of fun. You can arrive on Friday, 6/5, and stay over if you wish through Sunday 6/7. Bring gear to keep your legs and feet dry, plus insect repellant. The more people we get, the more (wet meadow) ground we can cover. Tell other birders about this! Invite your friends to come too -- there will be opportunities for bird and other wildlife viewing, evening potlucks, and lots of story swapping.
For the volunteer housing, bring your own linens, food, and other supplies. The P-Ranch is comfortable with fully equipped kitchen, restroom, and washer/dryer. There is also room for RVs to dry-camp and for tent campers.
Please contact Alice Elshoff at 541 389-3543 or calice58 (at) gmail.com for more information or to sign up.
Southern Willamette Ornithological Club
Eugene Birders Night
Monday, June 8, 7:00 p.m.
Birds and More of the Dominican Republic with John Sullivan
John will take us to the tropics and acquaint us with the ecosystems of this island nation. He always has a surprise up his sleeve, so come and see what it is!
SWOC meets at the McNail-Riley house, 601 West 13th Avenue, Eugene (NW corner of 13th and Jefferson). The parking area, located immediately west of the house, can be accessed from Jefferson via the driveway located just north of the house.
Free. FMI: ellencantor (at) gmail.com
Friends of Hendricks Park
Sunday, June 7, 7:00 a.m.
Birding in Hendricks Park with Dan Gleason
Meet at the Wilkins Picnic Shelter, 2200 Summit Ave. A donation of $3 is suggested to help support the Friends education programs.
FMI: www.friendsofhendrickspark.org/events.html, 541.607.4066
Mountain Bird Festival
May 29–31, Ashland, OR
Registration is open for the second annual Mountain Bird Festival. This event is hosted by the Klamath Bird Observatory in partnership with several Ashland-area organizations. Participate in guided bird walks, attend keynote presentations, a fine-art auction, cocktail parties, and enjoy live music, local foods, and a feel-good community atmosphere. Registration required.
FMI: www.klamathbird.org, 541.201.0866
Cascades Raptor Center
Last Sunday of each month, May through September, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Family Nature Discovery Days
Each Discovery Day features a different theme and activities for children ages 4–11 and families.
May 31: Birds in Springtime. Family activity: Build a nest and decorate eggs.
June 28: The Art of Nature. Family activity: Make a fairy cottage or other art from CRC’s collection of rocks, shells, bark, leaves, flowers and more!
Regular admission fees plus $2 activity fee if participating
FMI: 541.485.1320, www.eraptors.org
East Cascades Audubon Society
June 18–21, Sisters, Oregon
Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival
Festival participants have a choice of attending 14 different guided tours in search of 11 different species of woodpeckers and over 200 other types of birds that have made the forests and burn areas of Sisters and Central Oregon a birding hot spot. Space is limited! Register now!
FMI: www.ecaudubon.org or email dhwf15 (at) gmail.com
North American Butterfly Association (NABA)
Several dates in June and July
Butterfly field trips/counts
See the NABA website for details on opportunities to participate in field trips as a citizen scientist. They also offer some family walks.