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,  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, Oct. 5, 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.  
Rogue Valley Audubon Society
A Voice for Conservation and Education in the Natural World
Field Trips and Bird Walks


Russ Namitz will lead an RVAS birding field trip to
Lost Creek Lake Saturday, October 22.

Target species include Longspurs, Pipits and Larks, as well
as waterfowl and occasional shorebirds.

Meet at 7 a.m. in the east portion of the Dollar Tree parking  
lot (southeast corner of Hwy 62, Hwy 140 intersection) in
White City to arrange carpooling.  Plan to return around         
2 p.m.  Bring snacks and beverages as desired.  Some
walking on mostly level ground.

Please sign up for this trip by emailing Russ at
Holy Waters
Leaves Will Be Turning
As water levels lower and the flats are exposed, Lost Creek Lake
is a good place to search for southward bound Lapland
Longspurs (center photo) hiding in the thin ground cover  

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 -- Half-day birding trip to Lynn Newbry Park in Talent.

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 -- Medford Christmas Count


    Date to be Announced -- Ashland Christmas Count