Note: Field trips and bird walks are free* and open to the public.
     Beginners and newcomers are welcome.

Dates and times are subject to change.
Bring your own food and water.
Binoculars and field guides are very useful.
Carpooling is encouraged, and passengers should share expenses for fuel.
Prepare and dress for the climate and the day's weather forecast.
Wear sturdy shoes and expect some walking on most trips.


Contact the field trip leader for more information pertaining to a specific trip.

Field trips are subject to change.
Before going check either this web site or call the Field Trip Chair Russ Namitz.

*Some special fund-raising field trips and birding events will have modest donation  
requests or fees.  This will be noted in the event description.

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 are requested to keep the dog in the car.
Thank you for your cooperation on this issue.





On the first Wednesday of every month, RVAS will conduct  a bird count at Agate Lake
approximately two miles east of the Hwy 62/Hwy 140 intersection.  Meet in the parking
lot on the EAST side of the lake.  Enter from Dry Creek Road and drive through the gate
which will be open through the summer and early fall. The walk will begin at 830 a.m.    

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,
mworr2@charter.net).  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.

Additional information is here

Saturday, March 14 --  Frank Lospalluto and Anne Goff will lead
a RVAS field trip to Cantrall Buckley Park.  Meet at 8 a.m. at the
Ruch Country Store (seven miles out of Jacksonville on Hwy
238 going toward Applegate) to make carpooling arrangements.
Bring food and water and plan to bird until early afternoon.
Contact Anne at annegoffar@charter.net for information.   
      
UPCOMING RVAS BIRDING EVENTS
Next count: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 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.  
FIRST WEDNESDAY COUNT AT AGATE LAKE
Rogue Valley Audubon Society
A Voice for Conservation and
Education in the Natural World
Field Trips and Bird Walks

Longtime RVAS member Bob Hunter and Brian Barr,
project manager for GEOS Institute, will lead a trip
to several nearby birding locations including the
Kirtland ponds.  Winter waterfowl and sparrows,
Northern Mockingbird and Ferruginous Hawk are
among the species that may be seen.

Meet at 8 a.m. at the east end of the Dollar Tree  
parking lot (southeast corner of Hwy 62 and Hwy 140
intersection).  Bring food and water, and plan to be  
out until approximately 2 p.m.

Limited parking space at some destinations means  
that carpooling is required.  Final arrangements will   
be made when we meet at Dollar Tree.

For additional information, contact Bob at
bobhunter@embarqmail.com
Sunday, February 22 -- Kirtland ponds, Denman, Agate Lake and other locations
The ponds along Kirtland Road are good for waterfowl and shorebirds
Agate Lake often attracts unusual waterfowl and other winter visitors
Denman Wildlife Area offers plenty of attractive riparian habitat