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,  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, November 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.  
Rogue Valley Audubon Society
A Voice for Conservation and Education in the Natural World
Field Trips and Bird Walks

RVAS birding field trip for November, led by Russ Namitz,  will focus on
high elevation birds on Mt. Ashland with possible sightings of
White-headed Woodpeckers, Gray Jays and Clark's Nutcrackers.  And,
how about a Gray-crowned Rosy Finch for a real longshot ?

The group will also visit Emigrant Lake to look for waterfowl, gulls and
terns, and sapsuckers.

We should be finished by 2 p.m.  Dress for prevailing weather including
possible colder temperatures on Mt. Ashland.  Bring beverages/snacks.

Meet at 8 a.m. at the unpaved parking lot adjacent to Shop'N Kart in
Ashland.  Birders coming from Medford should meet at the north Fred
Meyer at 7:30 a.m. (that's the small lot with the Goodwill truck south of
Taco Bell.)  Then hook up with the Ashland birders at the Shop'N Kart.  

Space is limited so please RSVP to Russ Namitz via email.               
Sunday, November 8  --  Mt. Ashland and Emigrant Lake


Bob Quaccia will lead the 17th Annual Ashland Dipper Count on Saturday,
January 2.  Participants will meet at the Ashland Plaza at 9:00 a.m., and
the count will take approximately three hours as the group slowly works
its way up through Lithia Park.

For additional information, contact Bob at