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.

This month's 3rd Saturday Bird Walk will take place at Delta Ponds and will be led by Rebecca Waterman and Nick Paget, who bird there frequently. Forecast calls for lots of rain, so we'll stick close to cars in case people decide to escape. Delta Ponds is a great place to see the beginning arrivals of winter ducks. Bex and Nick will be at the South Eugene Parking lot at 8am for those who wish to caravan, and plan to meet in the VRC parking lot near the foot bridge (near the Eugene Crossfit gym) by 8:30. See you then!
 

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--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

Third Saturday Bird Walk - Saturday February 18, 2017

The 3rd Saturday Bird Walk for February is this Saturday, the 18th.
It is being held in cooperation with the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council.
We are planning to actually have two locations, fairly near each other at Elijah Bristow State Park and in a natural area west and downstream of Dexter dam.
Jim Regali and Jim Maloney will be leading the walks. We briefly surveyed the sites last week and recommend hiking or rubber boots because of the muddy trail conditions and wet grass.

Date: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 8:00am
Location: 
TBD

Third Saturday Bird Walk - November 19, 2016 - 8 a..m.

The 3rd Saturday Bird Walk for November will be this Saturday, the 19th. We will journey to Kirk Pond & Park, north of Fern Ridge Dam on Clear Lake Road. There is a parking area at the west end of the Park on the north side of the road.
- Carpool participants will meet at the usual South Eugene High School east side parking lot at 8 o'clock - look for the Pink Flamingo. Folks wishing to meet the group at Kirk Park can expect the group about 8:30 a.m. or so.

Date: 
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00am
Location: 
Site and leader to be determined

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