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 - 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

THIRD SATURDAY BIRD WALK - October 15, 2016

The 3rd Saturday Bird Walk is very likely to be a drenching affair.

The forecast is for about an inch of rain on Saturday with high winds. I don't want us to have to drive too far, so I am thinking that if there is a window of reasonable weather in the morning that we will go to Delta Ponds off Good Pasture Island road, just north of the car dealers, to see who we see.

I will meet anyone willing to take a chance at the usual South Eugene High School parking lot at 8:00 Saturday morning.

Date: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:00am
Location: 
South Eugene High School parking lot (corner of 19th and Patterson)

Bon Voyage to Vaux's Swifts at Agate Hall

LCAS hosts this annual event. Vaux’s Swifts use the chimney to roost for the night as they gather during their migration stopover. Last year a big group of the birds came through earlier than usual, in late August and early September, so many people missed them. We may see several thousand birds entering the chimney, but nothing is guaranteed! It’s entertaining to observe the swifts swirl down the chimney at night, before they continue on their journey to Central and South America for the winter.

Date: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 7:45pm
Location: 
Agate Hall

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