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ASC Field Trips

Bring your binoculars and come with us! Birds are our common interest, and people at all levels of expertise join our field trips to the best local and regional birding spots. If you’re a beginner, we’ll help you find and identify birds; if you’re an experienced birdwatcher, you can lead us to a favorite place. We enjoy bats and other animals, too…and of course, people interested in plants are always welcome on our outings.

Weekend Field Trips

One change to notice in the schedule is that the Rogue and Malheur trips - which have been Friday to Sunday and Thursday to Sunday in past years - are now Saturday to Monday and Friday to Monday. The Rogue trip includes a play at Ashland's Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and this will be the first time we will see a play that was actually written by Shakespeare - the delightful comedy Twelfth Night.

Klamath Basin is back on the schedule. But the July Wallowa trip is gone. There is a possibility that a January or February trip to the Wallowas might be organized on short notice.

  • April 8-10 Bandon
  • April 22-24 Klamath Basin
  • May 6-8 Rogue Valley
  • May 20-23 Malheur NWR
  • June 10-12 Summer Lake
  • August 11-14 Steens
  • September 9-11 South Coast

These are group affairs, where we travel in rental vans from Enterprise, lodge at interesting facilities, and share expenses. Signup sheets will be available beginning at the January ASC general meeting. You can also sign up by email to flramsey5@ comcast.net.

If there are parts of Oregon you want to add to the schedule, please consider organizing a tour. Assistance in the planning and execution is available.

Second Saturday Field Trips

Our Saturday morning local field trip meets the second Saturday of each month from September through June at the Benton Center parking area, behind the Cannery Mall, 777 NW 9th, Corvallis. This field trip is geared towards beginning birders, birders new to Oregon's mid-valley area and persons looking for a pleasant outing. For more info, contact Bill Proebsting, proebstw@gmail.com , 541-752-0108. Check the Midvalley ListServ, www.midvalleybirding.org/pipermail birding, a couple of days before the field trip for updates. Weather may alter plans, so watch the forecast and dress appropriately. Trips return to Benton Center by noon.

  • February 13 This month’s trip is to Newport and will feature ducks, loons, shorebirds and gulls. This trip is longer than usual and we will return mid-afternoon, so bring water and lunch.
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • June 11

Field trip coordinator is Bill Proebsting, proebstw@gmail.com , 541-752-0108

Bicycle Birding

May through September

Bring a bicycle helmet, water and binoculars. We ride slowly, listen for birds and stop frequently. Trip lengths are less than 10 miles.

To ensure an optimal birding experience for all participants, this year we will be requiring registrations and limiting each trip to 12 participants. There will be waiting lists in case of cancellations. Registered participants will be notified a few days prior to each event and those on the waiting list will be notified if they may attend. There is no deadline for registration, but register early for any or all trips to ensure your spot.

To Register contact Don Boucher - email is preferred!

PH: 541-753-7689, donaboucher@gmail.com.

You’ll receive meeting locations and instructions upon registration.

  • 2016 TBA

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Audubon Society of Corvallis
PO Box 148
Corvallis, OR 97339
Email: Audubon.Corvallis@gmail.com