Community Calendar, Events, and Opportunities

Olympic Peninsula BirdFest 

April 7-9, 2017

Enjoy guided birding trips, boat tours, live auction and raffle, gala banquet, and more. The featured speaker is noted nature photographer Bonnie Block. Join the festival pre-trip: a three-day, two-night birding/sightseeing cruise of the San Juan Islands, April 4-6. Register separately at pugetsoundexpress.com/audubon. Extend your festival with a Neah Bay post-trip on April 9-11: two days exploring northwest coastal Washington.   

FMI and/or to register: www.olympicbirdfest.org

  

North American Butterfly Association, Eugene-Springfield Chapter

Seminar on "Introduction to Local Butterflies" by Rick Ahrens

Monday, April 10, 2017

Join local naturalist Rick Ahrens for a look at the common butterflies in the Eugene / Springfield area.  We’ll explore life cycles, ecology, and talk about some of the best places to look for these beautiful creatures.

Refreshments 7:00; presentation 7:30. The Eugene Garden Club at 1645 High, Eugene. 

 

Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Early Spring Bird Walk

Sunday, April 16, 8 a.m.- 11 a.m. 

Julia Siporin and Joni Dawning will guide participants in discovering our avian diversity during this monthly bird walk. The group will use vocalizations, habitat, and behavior clues for identification of spring migrants and year-round residents. People with all levels of birding experience are welcome. Please bring binoculars. Option to continue the walk until noon for those who are interested. Rain or shine. Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center. $5, members free.

FMI: 541.747.3817 or MountPisgahArboretum.org  

 

Southern Willamette Ornithological Club (SWOC)

Eugene Birder’s Night

Monday, April 17, 7 p.m.

Barry McKenzie on bird photography workshop in Peru 

After a discussion of local bird sightings, Barry McKenzie will share photos and insights from his recent bird photography workshop in Peru. Areas covered will extend from Machu Picchu to the steaming jungle, down the Manu Road and up the Rio Madre de Dios.

Location: McNail-Riley house, 601 W 13th Ave., Eugene, at the NW corner of W. 13th Ave. and Jefferson St., by the old Lincoln School. We are allowed to park in the five spaces closest to the M-R house. If these are full, take the west exit from the M-R parking lot onto 13th Ave., then park in the fairgrounds parking lot.

FMI: ellencantor@gmail.com

 

13th Annual Pacific City Birding and Blues Festival

April 21-23, 2017

Enjoy a children’s art activity, multiple guided field trips, paddle trips and a live bird-of-prey presentation. Presentations also include noted bird photographer Paul Bannick speaking on owls, Robert Fields on the albatross colony of Midway Atoll, and Peter Pearsall on North American deserts. 

FMI or to register: 541.867.4550 or birdingandblues.org/schedule of events

 

Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Spring Wildflower Walk

Sunday, April 23, 10 a.m.- noon 

April is prime wildflower season at the Arboretum. Join Arboretum Site Assistant and botanist Matt Groberg as we enjoy the diverse mix of species in bloom. Learn the identification and natural history of a number of species. Rain or shine. Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center. Don’t forget your parking pass. $5, members free.

FMI: 541.747.3817 or MountPisgahArboretum.org 

 

Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Birds, Blooms, and Bees Walk

Sunday, April 30, 10 a.m.- noon 

Join local ecologists Peg Boulay and Bruce Newhouse in enjoying the vibrant spring life at the Arboretum. Peg and Bruce will identify and talk about flowers and trees, birds and bees, and anything else you please! Rain or shine. Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center. $5, members free.

FMI: 541.747.3817 or MountPisgahArboretum.org 

 

International Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, May 13

Lane County Audubon Society is planning to sponsor local bilingual (Spanish/English) activities to highlight the importance of recognizing the international lives of many of our seasonal birds, like the Osprey and Wilson’s Warbler. The focus will be on engaging young people, but there will be room for all. If you would like to volunteer to help, please mark the date on your calendar.

More details will come in the May/June Quail and on the LCAS Facebook page.

Note: For information on the availability of Spanish-language materials from the National Audubon Society, including Guía de campo Kaufman a las aves de Norteamérica by Kenn Kaufman, visit audubon.org/news/the-love-birds-knows-no-language