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,  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, November 8th -- Birding at Lost Creek Lake and
Holy Waters.  Leader:  Russ Namitz

Meet at the east end of the Dollar Tree parking lot (southeast
corner of Hwy 62 and Hwy 140) for carpooling.  We'll leave the
Dollar Tree by 8:15 AM and finish by 3 PM.  Bring a sack lunch
and beverages.  Target species include waterfowl, American
Pipit, shorebirds and gulls.  We'll also do some passerine birding
around the parking lot at Joseph Stewart State Park.
Next walk: November 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.  

           Emigrant Lake Birding Trip -- Sunday, Oct. 12

Join leader Harry Fuller for a half-day birding trip to Emigrant
Lake Sunday, October 12.  Meet at the dirt parking lot next to
Shop 'N Kart in Ashland.  We'll leave in carpools by 8:15 AM.
Bring sack lunch and beverage.  Finish by 2 PM.

We'll be looking for newly-arrived waterfowl and other birds
that stay the winter in Jackson County.  

Among the target species are Lewis's Woodpecker, Western
Grebe, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Pacific Wren, and any
lingering shorebirds.   
          The Many Faces of Emigrant Lake

 Emigrant Lake Clean-up Oct. 11

With the water level at Emigrant Lake very
  low, significant amounts of trash (tires, beer
  cans, garbage bags) have been exposed.

  On Saturday, October 11, there will be an
  organized clean-up from 8 a.m. to Noon.
  Volunteers are needed.
  There will be an information booth located at
  the day use parking area near the main
  entrance across from the Rowing Barn.

  More information is here: