Birdathon returns May 5 – 6

By |2017-05-10T21:57:14-07:00April 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

If you’ve never participated in this annual event, why not make 2017 your year? The object of Birdathon is for sponsored teams to count as many species as possible within a 24-hour period. Teams can range widely or stick close to home, so long as they stay in Jackson County. In a nutshell, here’s how [...]

Southern Oregon March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

By |2017-04-16T16:24:50-07:00April 11th, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

Posted for: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN)  On April 29, we will join together in Medford for the largest event of its kind in our region’s history – part of a national day of protest, with events throughout the U.S. and a national march in Washington D.C. Include your organization, or group: If your [...]

Swifting in the valley

By |2017-04-27T15:12:39-07:00March 24th, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. Join wildlife biologist Karen Hussey at the April chapter meeting, for a glimpse into the amazing life of the Vaux’s Swift. Discover what makes swifts unique, how they are doing, what we still need to know, and how you can help locally! Karen will introduce a citizen science project [...]

Conservation Committee Report

By |2017-03-16T15:52:50-07:00March 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

By Pepper Trail This first conservation column (in The Chat) of the Trump Administration is all bad news—and I’m sorry to say that we’re going to have to get used to that. With anti-environmental forces in full control of Congress and the Presidency, it is going to be a very long four years of playing [...]

Galapagos Wildlife – A Sampling

By |2017-03-30T12:00:34-07:00March 2nd, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Join George and Sally Peterson at the March chapter meeting to see their adventure trip of a lifetime—the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. Their vacation last May included hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and panga rides, all with the intent to view wildlife. Photos from these activities will be part of the [...]

Ashland Oregon: Rogue Valley Bird Day at North Mountain Park

By |2017-02-27T15:24:01-08:00February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Rogue Valley Bird Day is the local celebration of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), which celebrates one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird—its journey between wintering and breeding grounds. The event’s theme this year, “Spread Your Wings for Bird Conservation” will focus on how birds have inspired [...]

Statewide Hotspot Square Coverage for Birders in Oregon

By |2017-02-27T14:53:04-08:00February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Statewide Hotspot Square Coverage As part of our County Explorer Project, we established Hotspot Squares to provide more evenly distributed coverage of statewide bird data, and encourage participants to count birds in new areas. We ask all participants to enter their Hotspot bird data into This makes the count data available to researchers like [...]

President Obama proclaims expansion of the Cascade – Siskiyou National Monument

By |2017-02-27T14:39:03-08:00February 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today welcomed the news that President Barack Obama is expanding the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon, helping to protect the environmental quality and recreation opportunities that are essential to the region’s way of life and economy. The monument expansion comes at a critical time [...]


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