Rogue Valley Audubon Society
   
  • Binoculars 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.

*Some special fund-raising field trips and birding events will have modest donation requests or fees. This will noted on the page.

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
Birding Events





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

October (11th or 12th) -- Birding at Emigrant Lake and
other Ashland locations.   Leader:  Harry Fuller

November (8th or 9th) -- Birding at Lost Creek Lake and
Holy Waters.  Leader:  Russ Namitz   
UPCOMING RVAS BIRDING EVENTS  
Next walk: September 3, 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.  

              Mountain Lakes Birding -- Sat. Sept. 13


 Join leader Ron Ketchum and RVAS members for this trip to the mountain
 lakes of the nearby Cascades.  Likely stopping places include Howard
 Prairie Lake, Hyatt Lake, Lily Glen Campground and Little Hyatt Lake.

 Late migrant warblers, early waterfowl and such mountain specialties as
 Mountain Quail and Mountain Bluebird are among the target birds.

 Meet at the west end of the Shop N' Kart parking lot in Ashland at 7:30 a.m.
 to arrange carpooling.  Most birding will be by driving to points of interest
 and stopping to observe.   No significant hiking involved.

 Bring binoculars, field guides, hats, sunscreen, and refreshments.  Dress for
 weather and wear appropriate footwear.  No dogs please.

 Contact Ron at rketchum@charter.net for additional information.  
FIRST WEDNESDAY COUNT AT AGATE LAKE
                       The Mountain Lakes

Late migrant warblers may be found in the forests
surrounding Howard Prairie Lake (left).  

The "cormorant tree" is always a popular spot at
Hyatt Lake  (right).

Little Hyatt Lake (lower left) is a productive birding
spot along the road between Hwy 66 and the
Hyatt-Prairie Road.

The many Willows growing along the shores of
Howard Prairie (lower right) can be good for
migrating Passerines.