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

Third Saturday Bird Walk - February 15, 8:00 am

Site and leader will be determined by interesting bird sightings posted to OBOL and other pertinent information available before the day of the walk. Details will be posted on the LCAS Facebook page: facebook.com/pages/Lane-County-Audubon-Society/330177413824, and on the website: laneaudubon.org.

Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 8:00am
Location: 
TBA-Meet to carpool at South Eugene HS

2019 Eugene Christmas Bird Count Set for December 29

Dick Lamster, 541.343.8664, maeveanddick@q.com

This year marks the 78th Eugene Christmas Bird Count (ECBC) and the 120th National Audubon Society (NAS) Christmas Bird Count. The ECBC this year will be on Sunday, December 29, 2019. Our 15-mile-diameter count circle is centered in the Danebo area of Eugene and is divided into 27 areas, each with a Team Leader. The Team Leaders organize the teams, lead the groups through the area during the count day, and then submit the results to the ECBC Steering Committee.

Date: 
Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 8:00am

Third Saturday Bird Walk January 18, 8 am

Site and leader will be determined by interesting bird sightings posted to OBOL and other pertinent information available before the day of the walk. Details will be posted on the LCAS Facebook page: facebook.com/pages/Lane-County-Audubon-Society/330177413824, and on the website: laneaudubon.org.

Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 8:00am
Location: 
TBD

Third Saturday Bird Walk - October 19, 8:00 am

Nick Paget will lead a walk at the Bertelson Nature Park, near Wallis and 5th Avenue. To get there, take 1st Ave. to Wallis. Take Wallis to 5th, and park near that intersection. Do not park near Euphoria Chocolate as that is too far from our starting point.

All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring binoculars, if you have them. To carpool, meet at 8 am at the South Eugene High School parking lot, corner of 19th and Patterson. We plan to return by noon. Remember that it’s not a good idea to leave valuables or your vehicle registration in your car if you leave it at the lot. A $3 donation is appreciated to help support Lane County Audubon’s activities.

FMI: Rebecca Waterman at 541.653.3354 or Rebecca.waterman@gmail.com.

Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 8:00am
Location: 
Bertelson Nature Park

Bon Voyage to Vaux’s Swifts at Agate Hall, Friday Sept. 13, Sunset

Lane County Audubon Society will put on its annual fall swift event outside Agate Hall, 1787 Agate St, Eugene, on Friday September 13th at sunset. The Vaux’s Swifts use the chimney to roost for the night as they gather prior to migration. We could possibly see thousands of birds entering the chimney, but we make no guarantee! It is fun to observe the swifts before they fly off to Central and South America for the winter.

Date: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
Location: 
1787 Agate St, Eugene

Third Saturday Bird Walk-September 21st, 8 am

Chad Hoffman or his coworker, Jock Beall, will lead a walk at the Quamash Prairie wetland mitigation site, located approximately 5 miles south of Eugene/Springfield metro area, south of Camas Swale Creek. Details will be posted on the LCAS Facebook page: facebook.com/pages/Lane-County-Audubon-Society/330177413824, and on the website: laneaudubon.org.

Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 8:00am
Location: 
South Eugene High School

Third Saturday Bird Walk-July 20

Summer walks are not always walks! In July, Dick Lamster and Maeve Sowles will lead a bird-watching-by-canoe/kayak trip to Fern Ridge Lake. You will need to furnish your own canoe or kayak and lifejackets (required). Each craft ten feet or longer will need an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit. See boatoregon.com for details. Bring binoculars, if you have them. To reserve a spot on this trip and/or to get more information, call Dick at 541.343.8664.

Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Location: 
Fern Ridge Lake

Third Saturday Bird Walk August 17

In another departure from the norm, we will head to the coast. Daniel Farrar will lead a walk in Florence from 8:30 to 11:30 am. People who want to stay longer can. We plan to meet up with him on the road to the South Jetty, where you pull in to buy parking passes. Carpooling to get there is preferred. For those who wish to carpool, we will leave at 7 a.m. from the South Eugene High School parking lot, corner of 19th and Patterson.

Date: 
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 7:00am
Location: 
Florence, meet at South Eugene High

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