RVAS CALENDAR

Wed. Aug. 5 -- First Wednesday count at
Agate Lake

Wed. Sept. 2 -- First Wednesday count at
Agate Lake

Tue. Sept. 22 -- Chapter Meetings resume

Wed. Oct. 7 -- First Wednesday count at
Agate Lake
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Rogue Valley Audubon Society
A Voice for Conservation and Education in the Natural World
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COMMUNITY EVENTS
CALENDAR

Oct. 13-14 -- Rogue Basin Climate Summit
Next Chapter Meeting -- Sept. 22

Birding Adventures in South America:

Patagonia, Brazil and the Galapagos

Presented by Pepper Trail


The monthly series of programs offered by Rogue Valley
Audubon will resume Tuesday, September 22, when Pepper Trail
offers an audio-visual look at his three most recent natural
history cruises to South America.

Here's a great chance to see and hear about such remarkable
species as Blue Manakins, Blue-footed Boobies, Andean
Condors, Saffron Toucanets, Darwin's Rheas and Darwin's
Finches.

This is sure to be an entertaining and educational evening.
Don't miss it !!

Pepper is the long-time conservation chair for RVAS and the
ornithologist at the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Lab in
Ashland.  During his vacation time, he leads natural history field
trips around the world.   
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Not all of Pepper Trail's travels are international.  He recently journeyed to
eastern Oregon to take part in the Playa Fellowship Residency Program.  Not
surprisingly, he managed to squeeze in a little birding (and bird photography)
while he was there.  

Rufous Hummingbirds were quick to find the feeder that Pepper just happened to
bring along.  Here's a great look at an immature male Rufous.  

More bird photos from his trip are
here.   
The Photo below shows a Coot gliding across the Playa pond.  
For more wonderful photos of Summer Lake, Lake Abert, and
the surrounding area, see Pepper's Facebook page.