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Date(s) - Saturday, May 19, 2018
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Worden Truck Stop


The Rogue Valley Audubon Society will be honoring longtime advocate for birds and one of the beloved founders of RVAS on Saturday, May 19, with the first annual Otis Swisher Memorial Field Trip. As most members are aware, Otis passed away June 7, 2017 after a brief illness. Otis’ close friend, Vince Zauskey, will lead the first field trip to Lower Klamath/Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, one of Otis’ favorite birding sites. Otis not only led several field trips to this refuge in the 1970s and 80s, but also took numerous photographs of birds he later used for programs or for educational purposes. Subsequent annual trips will be led by other RVAS field trip leaders who had birding experiences with Otis.

When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:30 am—5:00 pm
Where: Worden Truck Stop, 19777 Hwy. 97, Klamath Falls.
Cost: $20
Leader: Vince Zauskey
Note: The $300 fee collected will be used for RVAS educational activities Otis Swisher supported.

In addition to the 15 adult participants, there is also space for three young birders to come on the walk for free!! If you would like to bring a young birder on this walk simply let Nate know when you contact him to register for the event. Just keep in mind this will be a several hour trip and is probably most appropriate for middle school to high school aged kids.

HOW TO REGISTER: The field trip is limited to 15 participants for safety and practical reasons. Registration begins on May 1 to give everyone an equal chance to participate. Contact Nate Trimble (nateltrimble@hotmail.com or 832-419-5086) on or after May 1st to sign up. Nate will confirm enrollment upon receipt of payment. Make check payable to RVAS and mail to:

Nate Trimble
355 ½ High St.
Ashland, OR 97520

Please get payments to Nate no later than May 9 to confirm your place on the list. When the 15 participant limit is reached, a waiting list will be generated in order of requests received. For those who must cancel, please notify Nate by email or call him no later than Monday, May 14th. The first person on the waiting list will then be notified for the vacated slot by Tuesday, May 15th. Nate will send an email with trip details to all participants by Thursday, May 17th.