I often ask friends what books they have enjoyed recently and would recommend to others. I’d like to share a few titles that I’ve heard about so you can put them on your winter reading list too!
John DeLuca, wildlife biologist with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), will give a two-part presentation about bird conservation on the Eugene District of the BLM. The first part of the presentation will focus on a Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) bird-banding station that will begin operation this spring (a great volunteer opportunity for local birders and bird enthusiasts!).
Join LCAS on a field trip to Oregon’s bird-watching mecca, Malheur NWR. The refuge is a crucial stop along the Pacific Flyway and offers resting, breeding, and nesting habitat for hundreds of species of migratory birds as well as other wildlife.
We’ll be visiting from April 15 to 18. We plan to drive to Malheur on Friday, spend two days birding, and drive back Monday. Of course, you can stay longer if you wish. Although every year is different, in April you’re likely to see Sandhill Cranes, huge flocks of Ross’s Geese, and several species of raptors. The big mystery is always which uncommon birds will be around. We’ll stay at the Malheur Field Station, bird one morning with Duncan Evered (codirector of the field station), and bird at other times in small groups or individually.