Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Program Meeting-Birding Oregon: Bringing it all back home, with Dave Stone
Oregon – what a wonderful place to learn birding!
Years ago, when I was asked to become Conservation Chair of Lane County Audubon Society, I eagerly put on that hat – a great platform to advocate for conservation, I thought. And it turned out that it was.
I also found out that when you wear that hat, people expect you to know birds. Even though I had been teaching nature photography for ten years, I had paid little attention to birds.
That all changed when I donned the hat. I began learning birds on what I call the photogenic scale – I started with the biggest, most approachable birds out there – Great Blue Herons. I now have more photos of GBHs than any other species. Turns out they occur all over Oregon. As I chased them around the state I discovered and photographed nearly 200 more species right here in Oregon. Don’t worry, I’m not going to show you 200 different bird species.
Join me on February 28 at 7:30 p.m. as I take you on a tour of our Pacific Wonderland and all the places to see birds. —Dave Stone
Dave has been photographing professionally since 1988. He has been published by National Geographic, National Audubon Society and numerous local and regional publications. He offers photo trips, workshops and private lessons covering many aspects of photography. His class titles include: Nature Photography, Bird Photography, Travel Photography, Making Friends with your Digital Camera, and Photoshop. He spends his spare time traveling and photographing landscapes, wildflowers, birds and anything else that needs to be photographed.