Kirtland Ponds Access Update

By |2023-01-27T09:52:40-08:00January 27th, 2023|Home Page, News Page|

This is an IMPORTANT message to all visitors to Kirtland Rd. Ponds. As many know RVSS has modified the sewage lagoons with an eye towards improving shorebird habitat as well as modifying their own work environment. The grading process is now mostly complete. Birders are welcome to visit but please make sure you park in [...]

October IN-PERSON Program with Virtual Option

By |2022-10-29T15:29:39-07:00October 5th, 2022|News Page|

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm Hummingbirds and Penguins and Tanagers, Oh My! An Ecuador Birding Extravaganza Join Pepper Trail as he takes us on a birding adventure from the Galapagos Islands to the highlands of Ecuadorian Andes. Swim with Galapagos Penguins and Flightless Cormorants, puzzle over the identification of Darwin's finches, and be [...]

September Virtual Program – Uncovering the Secrets of the Oregon Vesper Sparrow

By |2022-09-30T14:58:12-07:00September 7th, 2022|News Page|

Oregon Vesper Sparrows are a prime example of what birders call “little brown jobs” – small, drab, hard-to-identify birds that we sometimes overlook. But this little brown job is an imperiled subspecies unique to the Pacific Northwest, one that serves as an indicator of the health of our grassland ecosystems, and needs our attention and [...]

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 [...]

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