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Eugene Birders Night – SWOC Birds of Iceland
January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eugene Birders Night (SWOC) January 18th featuring “Birds in the Incredible Landscapes of Iceland ”
All are welcome! This month’s meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 18th at 7pm. We meet at the Alluvium, located on the corner of Monroe and W 3rd Ave, 810 W 3rd Ave, Eugene in a spacious room suitable for Covid safe protocols. Parking is available on the south and west sides of the building. Since our meeting is after business hours, we can also park in the small lots in front of 301 Monroe St and immediately to the north of 301, across Monroe from Alluvium. Entrance to the Alluvium is on 3rd Ave, the north side of the building.
After initial introductions, we’ll share recent sightings and discuss birding connected topics. Then UO Emeritus Biology Professor Bitty Roy and naturalist and photographer Michael Wherley will present “Birds in the Incredible Landscapes of Iceland ”
According to our presenters, “Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is also the land of birds. Many birds nest in Iceland during the glorious long summer days among the stunning cliffs, waterfalls and wildflowers, including: Atlantic puffin, arctic terns, northern fulmar, eider ducks, several species of geese and various thrushes and pipits. The sheer numbers of birds and the ease of watching them in spectacular settings more than makes up for the relatively low diversity (compared with tropical countries). Iceland is about 20% smaller than the state of Oregon and it is easy to travel there.”
Alluvium is a “multi-purpose spiritual space in the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene” and is very active in work that supports the needs of the underserved in the community. Admission to this event is free, but we encourage a small donation which will contribute to the operating costs of this worthy non-profit venue. We meet on the 3rd Wednesdays of the month, so stay tuned for more intriguing presentations and discussions monthly.
Hope to see you there
FM emailI: Ellen Cantor
Our monthly program meetings have something for everyone. During the last year we hosted programs by naturalists, wildlife artists and expert birders on a variety of topics from the birds of Hawaii, to ravens, wolves, and people, to the migration of red knots. Participating in a program meeting is a fun way to get involved with Lane County Audubon. Meetings are free and open to all.
We are currently meeting on Zoom and in-person as conditions allow on the 4th Tuesday of each month between September and May at 7:00 p.m.