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Observation Point: Birding at the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

By |2021-04-06T18:22:30-07:00April 6th, 2021|Home Page, News Page|

Virtual APRIL Program Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 pm Presented by GINA GOBERTI On May 18, 1980, a cataclysmic event occurred at Mount St. Helens as the north flank of the volcano slid off in one of the largest landslides in recorded history, unleashing a powerful eruption. This eruption buried 230 square miles of existing [...]

Nest la Vie: From Elaborate Nests to None At All

By |2021-03-29T09:51:28-07:00March 2nd, 2021|News Page|

Tuesday, March 23 at 7:00 pm  Noah Burg presents two research projects focused on birds found in the African savanna. In his talk, Noah will discuss the research he’s conducted and present photographs from his field work, highlighting some of the amazing wildlife found at the study locations.  The focus of the first project is [...]

Virtual FEBRUARY Program “Vaux’s Happening: 15 million and Counting”

By |2021-02-24T16:14:19-08:00February 1st, 2021|News Page|

February 23 at 7:00 pm  Presented by LARRY SCHWITTERS Audubon’s Vaux’s Happening Project began in 2007 as a successful effort to save a school chimney that was one of only two well-known big number Vaux’s Swift roost sites in Washington State. This chimney is now recognized as a PIF Globally Significant Important Bird Area. The [...]

Safe Bird Feeding Alert

By |2021-01-04T17:57:14-08:00January 4th, 2021|Home Page, News Page|

Sick and dead Pine Siskins continue to be reported throughout the West. Here is an informative article from the Portland Audubon Wildlife Care Center outlining what you should do if you see struggling birds in your backyard. I've taken my seed feeders down in my backyard since I had several casualties even though I was [...]

Bear Creek Bird Survey Volunteers Needed

By |2021-01-03T14:29:16-08:00January 3rd, 2021|Home Page, News Page|

The Rogue Valley Audubon Society, in partnership with the Klamath Bird Observatory, Rogue River Watershed Council, the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, and southern Oregon birders are coming together to monitor changes in the Bear Creek bird community as riparian vegetation recovers from recent fires, alterations are made to the Greenway to reduce fire risk, and [...]

RVAS January 2021 Program

By |2021-01-27T17:03:13-08:00December 2nd, 2020|News Page|

The Fascinating World of Forensic Ornithology Presented by Ariel Gaffney Ariel Gaffney will explain how she got into forensic ornithology and will discuss some of the work she has been doing at the lab on identification of Bald and Golden Eagles. The lab is developing a new tool for identifying some of their more difficult [...]

RVAS November 2020 Program

By |2020-11-29T16:04:04-08:00October 30th, 2020|News Page|

NOVEMBER Program Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7:00 pm Birding with a Clean Slate: Rediscovering Birding on the Other Side of the World Presented by BRENDA MILLER Many birders can relate to the excitement of finding a new bird, but what about bird-ing in a completely new country? How does one identify a completely unfamiliar population [...]

RVAS October 2020 Program

By |2020-10-30T16:41:59-07:00October 2nd, 2020|News Page|

Resilient Forests for Nature & People of the Rogue Valley Presented by DARREN BORGIAS Darren Borgias, Southwestern Oregon Forest Conservation Director for The Nature Conservancy (TNC), will give a Zoom presentation and invite dialogue about “Resilient Forests for Nature and People of the Rogue Valley”. Darren Borgias has guided TNC protection and restoration work in [...]

Great Fall Migration Yard Big Sit

By |2020-09-24T11:35:36-07:00September 24th, 2020|Community, Field Trip Reports, News Page|

The first ever RVAS Great Fall Migration Yard Big Sit on September 19, 2020 was a success. While in person field trips have been cancelled for the foreseeable future, nine yards participated in a 24-hour big day from the convenience of their own yards. While enjoying the birds in my yard, it wasn’t lost on [...]

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