Bird Walks

Our monthly Bird Walk is held on the third Saturday of each month. All levels of birders are welcome, from novice to expert.

Locations and leaders are determined monthly. Those wishing to carpool should meet at the usual South Eugene High School parking lot at 8 o’clock.

Birders of all levels are welcome and we will have a few pair of binoculars to loan. A $3 donation per person is suggested to help support Land County Audubon’s education and outreach programs.
 
For more information contact Rebecca Waterman at 541-653-3354 or rebecca.waterman@gmail.com

First Saturday Bird Walk, September 4

Our First Saturday bird walks, created in celebration of the Lane Audubon Inclusivity and Diversity Statement, are reserved for women, BIPOC, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Birders of all levels and backgrounds are welcome to join, particularly those who may have felt intimidated at the thought of birding alone or on other guided walks.

September walks will continue with COVID safety precautions for the time being. Masks and distancing may still be required throughout walks, depending on evolving COVID-safety guidelines and the decisions of walk leaders. For the most current information on any of the Bird Walks listed below, visit the LCAS website the LCAS Facebook page, or email rebecca.waterman@gmail.com.

Date: 
Saturday, September 4, 2021 - 8:30am
Location: 
TBD

Bon Voyage to Vaux’s Swifts at Agate Hall, Fridays Sept 10 and 17

Lane County Audubon Society will host two of its annual fall swift events outside Agate Hall at sunset on consecutive Fridays, September 10th and 17th. We will be outdoors, of course, and spread out to maintain social distancing, so please be careful of your and other’s safety! 

Vaux’s Swifts use the chimney to roost for the night as they gather prior to migration. We may see thousands of birds entering the chimney, but there is no guarantee. It is fun to observe the swifts before they fly off to Central and South America for the winter. Look for the LCAS banner at the south parking lot of Agate Hall. Stop by and enjoy this annual natural phenomenon. It is free!

Date: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Agate Hall, UO campus

Third Saturday Bird Walk, September 18

September walks will continue with COVID safety precautions for the time being. Masks and distancing may still be required throughout walks, depending on evolving COVID-safety guidelines and the decisions of walk leaders. For the most current information on any of the Bird Walks listed below, visit the LCAS website the LCAS Facebook page, or email rebecca.waterman@gmail.com.

Leader and location to be determined. No interested birders will be excluded and new birders are always welcome.

New Birding Sits--Bex is making plans to start a regularly scheduled Birding Sit (an hour or so) for birders who have mobility challenges. If you’re interested, or know someone who might be, email Bex at rebecca.waterman@gmail.com

Date: 
Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 8:30am

First Saturday Bird Walks, July 3 & August 7

Our newish First Saturday bird walks are a celebration of the recently adopted Lane Audubon Inclusivity and Diversity Statement. We encourage women, members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA communities (and their allies) to join these, particularly anyone who has felt intimidated at the thought of joining previously existing walks. 

Date: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 8:30am
Location: 
TBD

Birding By Canoe/Kayaks Trip Plans To Be Determined

Maeve and I had planned to have the four-decades historical Birding-by-Canoe field trip to Fern Ridge Lake this coming July. However, when I checked out the launch site on Coyote Creek south of the Lake, I saw that the water is already too low to safely navigate the creek and the boat dock is gone. The Lake is only expected to get lower as the summer progresses, so we are not going to schedule this very popular birding trip this year.

We have cancelled this trip in the past due to low water at Fern Ridge (2005, 2013 and 2020). In 2005 and 2013 we went to Gold Lake instead. It is off Highway 58 near Willamette Pass. It is a fun lake to canoe (no motors allowed) and a good place to bird watch, so we are considering going there in July. We won’t make that decision until late June.  If we decide to do this, we will advertise on the LCAS website, Facebook and Instagram.
—Dick Lamster

Date: 
Saturday, July 24, 2021 - 9:00am
Location: 
Gold Lake possibly

Eugene Public Library Celebrates Bees in May: Self-guided StoryWalk May 21 - June 20

Self-guided StoryWalk May 21 - June 20 - Enjoy a children’s picture book posted page by page surrounded by the wildflowers and pollinators of the Whilamut Natural Area. This StoryWalk features “Honeybee: the Busy Life of Apis Mellifera” by the award-winning team of writer Candace Fleming and illustrator Eric Rohmann. In Alton Baker Park near the Community Gardens and Native Plant Nursery on Day Island Road. May 21 – June 20. 

Family Storytime Online - Join library staff for bee-themed stories and songs on Facebook Live (no account or log in needed). Watch live on Tuesday, May 18, 11 a.m., or enjoy later. 

Date: 
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 9:00am
Location: 
Aloton Baker Park

Third Saturday Bird Walk, May 15

This walk will be led by Joshua Little, who is currently doing an Oregon Big Year!  Participation has been increased to about 15 folks. Masks and distancing are still required throughout. Folks still need to email Bex to get onto the list, and spots fill up fast. If Bex is free, she enjoys leading walks at other times. New birders always welcome. FMI or to sign up for a walk, please email Bex at rebecca.waterman@gmail.com.

Date: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 8:00am
Location: 
TBA

First Saturday Bird Walks, May 1 & June 5

Our new First Saturday bird walks are a celebration of the recently adopted Lane Audubon Inclusivity and Diversity Statement. We are encouraging women, BIPOC, queer birders, and their allies to join these, particularly anyone who has felt intimidated at the thought of joining previously existing walks. New birders are always welcome.

FMI or to sign up for a walk, please email Bex at rebecca.waterman@gmail.com.

Date: 
Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 8:00am
Location: 
TBA

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