Community Calendar, Events, and Opportunities

International Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, May 13

Lane County Audubon Society is hosting a family-friendly Migratory Bird Day event on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Alton Baker Park and at the Nearby Nature facilities.

Lane County Audubon Society will 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.

SEE details 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

 

Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Spring Bird Walk

Sunday, May 14, 8 a.m.- 11 a.m. 

Julia Siporin and Joni Dawning will lead a bird walk suitable for all levels of birding experience. Please bring binoculars. 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, May 15, 7 p.m.

Barry McKenzie on bird photography workshop in Peru 

Jim Regali and Kit Larsen will share photographs and stories of tropical birds and animals seen on their recent trip to Costa Rica, where they visited five different lodges that cater to bird watchers and nature-lovers.

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

 

Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Wildflower and Music Festival

Sunday, May 21, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 

Hundreds of local wildflower species on display, live music, nature walks, Art in Nature Trail, a plant sale, food booths, and local arts and craft vendors. Jointly sponsored with Lane Community College and the Native Plant Society of Oregon. Suggested donation $8, Arboretum members free. 

FMI: 541.747.3817 or MountPisgahArboretum.org 

 

Lane County Audubon Society Board Election Notice

Lane County Audubon Society Board elections will be held at the May 23 Program Meeting, 7:30 p.m. For more info, see Event Calendar.

 

The following incumbent candidates are running for the Board: Jim Maloney, Ron Renchler, Debbie Schlenoff, Maeve Sowles, Caryn Stoess, and Herb Wisner.

 

Cascades Raptor Center 

Family Nature Discovery Days—Birds in Springtime 

Sunday, May 28, noon - 4 p.m. 

See the birds, plus fun activities for kids. Regular admission rates plus $2 activity fee. Fee is waived for those who hike the Ridgeline Trail or ride a bike to the center. 

FMI: CascadesRaptorCenter.org  

 

Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Bird Songs Workshop

Saturdays, June 3, 10, and 17, 8 a.m.- noon 

In this three-part series led by Julia Siporin and Becky Uhler, you can learn how to identify and better understand local birds by their songs and calls. Each four-hour session will mix classroom time­—in which they talk about bird sounds and play sample recordings—with time outdoors listening to the birds. Julia and Becky have studied bird vocalizations for about seven years, and have been bird watching for many more. Pre-registration required: 541.747.3817. $40 members, $50 non-members 

FMI: MountPisgahArboretum.org 

 

Southern Willamette Ornithological Club (SWOC)

Eugene Birder’s Night

Monday, June 19, 7 p.m.

Barry McKenzie on bird photography workshop in Peru 

This Eugene Birders’ Night presentation focuses on the Southern Hemisphere. Randy Sinott will show photos of birds and the amazing landscapes they inhabit in Southern Chile. Then Scott McNeeley will share bird-related sights in New Zealand and Southern Africa.

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

 

Cascades Raptor Center 

Family Nature Discovery Days—The Art of Nature 

Sunday, June 25, noon - 4 p.m. 

See the birds, plus fun activities for kids. Regular admission rates plus $2 activity fee. Fee is waived for those who hike the Ridgeline Trail or ride a bike to the center. 

FMI: CascadesRaptorCenter.org

 

Lane County Audubon Society Board Election Notice

Lane County Audubon Society Board elections will be held at the May 23 Program Meeting.

The following incumbent candidates are running for the Board: Jim Maloney, Ron Renchler, Debbie Schlenoff, Maeve Sowles, Caryn Stoess, and Herb Wisner.