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.

 
A $3 donation is suggested for Bird Walk participants.
 
The following is a schedule of upcoming bird walks and bird-related events. Please join us!
 
For more information, contact Jim Maloney at 541.968.9249 or e-mail jimgmal@comcast.net .

Third Saturday Bird Walk - May 20, 2017

Wildlife biologist and field leader Dave Bontrager will lead a trip to the Kirk Park/Pond area, north of Fern Ridge Dam. We will meet to carpool at the usual location, the east parking lot at South Eugene High School. We leave at 8 a.m. If you prefer to join us at the walk location, arrive at the East Kirk Pond parking area off Clear Lake Road, across the street from the boat basin at Orchard Point Park, by 8:30 a.m.

Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 8:00am
Location: 
Kirk Pond

Third Saturday Bird Walk--Saturday, April 15, 8:00 a.m.

John Sullivan will lead this walk into the Royal Avenue section of Fern Ridge Wildlife Area. John is a local birder and world traveler.

People may meet to carpool to the location at the usual place at South Eugene High School’s east side parking lot. We will leave for the Royal Avenue parking area at 8 a.m., arriving about 8:30. You may also join us there.

Date: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:00am
Location: 
Fern Ridge--Royal Avenue

Third Saturday Bird Walk - Saturday, March 18, 8:00 a.m.

Vjera Thompson will lead this walk along the new Millrace Bike and Walking Trail in Springfield. She has been an avid birder in the Eugene/Springfield area for many years.

We will meet to carpool at the usual location, in the east parking lot at South Eugene High School, then leaving at 8 a.m. If you would prefer to meet at the walk location, meet at the trailhead behind Booth Kelly, 307 South 5th Street in Springfield. To reach this location, head south on Springfield’s 5th St. After Dutch Bros., cross the railroad tracks and turn left. Expect us there 8:30-ish.

Date: 
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 8:00am
Location: 
Millrace Bike and Walking Trail in Springfield

2017 BLM Bird Banding Station Volunteers Needed May-Aug

Consider assisting the Northwest Oregon District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at its bird-banding station in the West Eugene Wetlands. At the BLM’s Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) station, participants will help provide kids with real-world, interactive lessons about research and conservation efforts for resident and migratory bird populations. 

Volunteer positions include: Net openers/extractors, data recorders, and conservation education leaders.Education leaders should be at least amateur birders and be excited to connect kids in grades 6-12 with nature through the joy of birds. Activities will take place near Fern Ridge Reservoir on selected Thursday and Friday mornings between the end of May and the end of October. 

FMI or to sign up, contact Wildlife Biologist John Deluca: jdeluca@blm.gov or 541.683.6229

 

Date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 8:00am
Location: 
West Eugene Wetlands

Third Saturday Bird Walk - June 17

The site and leader have not yet been determined. Information will be posted to the Facebook page (facebook.com/Lane-County-Audubon-Society-330177413824/) and to the website (laneaudubon.org) when available.Check either of these sites for any updates a few days before the walk.

For questions or more information, contact Jim Maloney at jimgmal@comcast.net or 541.968.9249.

Date: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 8:00am
Location: 
TBD

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