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 contact 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
Next count: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 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



Frank Lospalluto will lead this field trip to the Shasta Valley in California
with the primary focus of the event to be on raptors and waterfowl.

Meet at 8 AM at the dirt parking lot adjacent to Shop'n Kart in Ashland to
make mandatory carpool arrangements.  Participants should dress in
layers for cold weather.  Pack a lunch and expect to return to Ashland
between 2 and 4 p.m.

Space is limited for this field trip, so contact field trip coordinator Russ
Namitz <<  
namitzr@hotmail.com  >>  to reserve a spot.
Saturday, March 26  --  Shasta Valley
The Shasta Valley Wildlife Area (below and right) is
among the possible destinations for the Sat, March 12
RVAS field trip.
Because of the forecast for snow tonight and tomorrow morning and the strong possibility of dangerous driving conditions over the
summit, the field trip originally scheduled for Mar. 12 has been postponed until Sat. Mar. 2
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