The Illegal Trade in These Love Charms Is a Growing Threat to Hummingbirds

By |2022-05-06T17:56:39-07:00May 3rd, 2022|Home Page, News Page|

Pepper Trail has written an article for audubon.org regarding the growing threat to hummingbirds from the illegal trade in hummingbird love charms - ‘chuparosas’ - that are believed to imbue romantic powers. Read the article here: https://www.audubon.org/news/the-illegal-trade-these-love-charms-growing-threat-hummingbirds

April Chapter Meeting: Fast Field Sketches For Better Birding!

By |2022-04-30T16:11:40-07:00April 14th, 2022|News Page|

Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00 pm Learn how to make fast drawings of birds to help you observe and remember the details. You don’t need to be an artist to make effective field sketches. The process will help you develop a mental map of bird plumage, and develop fundamental birding skills. John Muir Laws will [...]

The Klamath Basin’s Water Crisis

By |2022-03-13T16:18:06-07:00March 13th, 2022|Home Page, News Page|

Pepper Trail has written an article on audubon.org regarding the Growing Disaster for Waterfowl in the Klamath Basin. "Some of the continent’s most important wetland habitat is drying up. Without urgent action, we may be witnessing the death of a flyway." Read the article here: https://www.audubon.org/news/the-klamath-basins-water-crisis-growing-disaster-waterfowl

March Chapter Meeting: The Secret Lives of Feathers

By |2022-03-30T18:27:51-07:00March 9th, 2022|News Page|

Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 pm Feathers are the most complex structure made by the skin of any animal. How they grow is even more in-credible. Inside a tiny sheath in a blood-rich environment, the intricate fine structure is assembled and the colors are applied all while rolled tightly. Within a few days the finished [...]

FEBRUARY Virtual Program: Dead Wood & Healthy Habitats

By |2022-02-20T15:07:10-08:00February 4th, 2022|News Page|

FEBRUARY Virtual Program Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7:00 pm Dead Wood & Healthy Habitats Dead wood – be it dead standing trees or snags, downed wood in streams and on land, or decaying wood with cavities – is important for wildlife habitat and vegetation communities. This joint program of the Native Plant Society of Oregon [...]

Disruption to Ashland Pond Primary Access Trail

By |2022-01-29T15:44:19-08:00January 29th, 2022|Home Page, News Page|

Disruptions to Ashland Pond Primary Access Path/Walking Trail between January 31 and February 4, 2022. See https://www.ashland.or.us/news.asp?newsID=5238#:~:text=The%20primary%20access%20path%20to,31%20and%20February%204%2C%202022.&text=Ashland%20Parks%20and%20Recreation%20Commission%20maintains%20the%20footpath%20throughout%20the%20year for more information.

Safe Bird Feeding Alert

By |2022-01-21T15:16:38-08:00January 4th, 2022|Home Page, News Page|

At this time last year there was an irruption of Pine Siskins in our area. Many succumbed to the deadly salmonellosis outbreak that occurred along with the massive numbers of birds. While not nearly as extreme as last year, some people have still reported sickly and dead birds at their feeders. It is very important, [...]

January Chapter Meeting: Members’ Showcase

By |2022-01-28T09:54:06-08:00December 6th, 2021|News Page|

JANUARY Virtual Program Tuesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm Presenter: Erin Ulrich & RVAS Members Topic: Members’ Showcase Hi, Everyone! We’d like to have our January Chapter Meeting be about YOU and the birds you’ve seen either in your backyard or on a special trip you’ve taken. Pick your top three to five photos and [...]

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