|Note: Field trips and bird walks are free* and open to the public, including beginners and newcomers.
*Some special fund-raising field trips and birding events will have modest donation requests or fees. This will noted on the page.
Dog Policy: RVAS prefers that dogs are not present on bird walks. This is to ensure that all participants are happy and comfortable. Participants who
do bring their dog on an outing are requested to keep the dog in the car. Thank you for your cooperation.
Field Trip Coordinator: Maggi Rackley
|Field Trips, Bird Walks and
On the first Wednesday of every month, beginning in February 2014, RVAS conducts a
bird walk at Agate Lake approximately two miles east of the Hwy 62/Hwy 140
intersection. Information about exact meeting place and distance and duration of the
walk will be announced on this site at a later date.
This is an ongoing citizen science project to record the numbers of the different
species observed by the walk participants and enter the data in the Cornell
Ornithological Laboratory's e-bird database. You don't need to be an experienced
birder to join in, but taking part will help you become one.
Coordinator and leader of the First Wednesday walk is Murray Orr (541-857-9050,
firstname.lastname@example.org). Please contact Murray if you are willing to help him with these
tasks, for example, by leading the walk when he is not available, opening and closing
the entrance gate on walk days, or helping him record bird sightings during the walk..
Saturday, December 14, 2013:
The Medford Christmas Bird Count will be held this day. Bob Hunter is the CBC coordinator.
Contact him if you wish to participate (541-826-5569 or at email@example.com).
Saturday, January 4, 2014:
The Ashland Christmas Bird Count will be held this day. John Bullock and Harry Fuller are
co-coordinators. Contact either if you wish to participate:
Harry Fuller firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-488-8077
John Bullock email@example.com, 541-488-7962
For additional information about the Medford and
Ashland Christmas Bird Counts, see this page
|First Wednesday Bird Walk - Agate Lake
Next walk: February 5, 2014 - 8:30am
|Rogue Valley Audubon birding events will take place rain or shine except in case of
dangerous conditions such as unsafe roads or extremely high winds. Cancellations
or postponements will be posted on this website as early as possible.
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014
Harry Fuller will lead an all-day trip to the Klamath Basin for RVAS on
Saturday, Februray 1, 2014. This popular birding destination is famous for its
spectacular raptors and waterfowl.
Space is limited and carpooling in four-wheel vehicles is mandatory.
Meet at 7:30 a.m. in Ashland (exact location to be announced later). Return
about 4:30 p.m.
To register, contact Harry at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Getting there is half the fun, right ?
The views from Dead Indian
Memorial Highway (left and right)
are great in winter.
And once you get there......
Below left is a view of the
northeast portion of Butte Valley.
Below right is Discovery Marsh
across the street from the Klamath
Basin National Wildlife Refuge