- Hesthavn Fall work parties are on the schedule!
2016-17 Speaker Schedule TBA
Birding in Panama
Tom and Ginny Stevens
Thursday, September 15
Tom and Ginny Stevens grew up camping
and in the outdoors. But they didn’t begin bird
watching until 2003, when they took an “adventure”
tour in the Amazon basin in Peru. In their
week in a motorized dugout boat on the Madre
de Dios and Manu Rivers, they saw tropical
birds and other wildlife and were “hooked”.
Since then Tom and Ginny have become
regulars on ASC weekend field trips, and have
traveled both inside the U.S. and in Central
America and the Caribbean for birding.
In both 2014 and 2015 they traveled to
Panama and were impressed with that beautiful
country and its emerging accessibility and support
for birders, including competent guides and tour services. The diversity of habitat within a
relatively small country gives birders the opportunity to see many endemics, resident neotropical
birds and migrants.
On Sept 15th Tom and Ginny will present a slide show highlighting their trips to Panama with
an extraordinary guide. Panama has a longer checklist than Costa Rica, 985 vs. 920, but is still
seeking Costa Rica’s cachet. The Stevens will help change our perspective as they focus on the
beauty of Panama, its accessibility and incredible birds and wildlife.
- October 20. Tom Spies, Chief Scientist at the USFS Forest Sciences Lab in Corvallis.
dynamics and patterns of Coast Range vegetation and implications of managing for bird habitat”
- November 17. Matt Betts, Department of Forest Science, OSU.
“Do birds help trees grow in managed
forests? Lessons from a long-term experiment in the Oregon Coast Range.” This pair of
talks will provide insights into the biological life of the Coast Range, our backyard.
- December 15. Member Slide Night.
Bring up to 25 photos for a short presentation.
Bill Proebsting, Vice Pres. & Program Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Meeting Info:
Join us the third Thursday of every month, September through May, at the Chintimini Senior Center, located at
27th and Tyler. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and visiting. Setup volunteers would be appreciated at 6:15! Social gathering begins at 6:30. Chapter Meeting commences at 7:00 p.m. followed by the guest lecture at 7:30 p.m. Questions about the series can be directed to Bill Proebsting 541-752-0108
Open Meetings of the Board of Directors
ASC board meetings are open to all ASC members, and the board encourages you to come and see what we do. Our monthly board meeting is on Thursday one week before the General Meeting. See the calendar on the last page of The Chat for the meeting location.