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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.

Second Saturday Field Trips

Our second Saturday morning local field trip meets at the Benton Center, 757 NW Polk at 7:30am.

The Saturday local field trips are especially interesting for beginner birders and birders new to Oregon’s mid-valley area. We spend a lot of time identifying local birds by sight and song. We visit the valley National Wildlife Refuges—Finley, Baskett Slough, and Ankeny, as well as other birding areas locally.

  • May 10
  • June 14

Field trip coordinator is Bill Proebsting, , 541-752-0108

Weekend Field Trips

Explore Oregon from its Pacific Ocean shores to the lofty mountains on its eastern border. ASC schedules ten weekend birding trips all across this marvelous state. “Weekend” consists of either three days - Friday through Sunday - or four days - Thursday through Sunday. Comfortable vans supply transportation. We stay in comfortable motels and lodges and eat at some excellent restaurants. All ASC members and prospective members can participate.

The trips are led by an experienced crew of good birders who take pride in their abilities to help beginners. Expenses are shared by all participants. So pick up your 2014 calendars, and mark these dates:

  • April 18-20 Klamath Basin wildlife refuges
  • May 9-11 Rogue Valley, with a performance of the Marx Brothers classic Cocoanuts at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • June 5-8 Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
  • June 27-29 Summer, Agency & Crater Lakes
  • July 15-18 The Wallowas
  • August 14-17 Steens & Hart Mountains
  • September 5-7 Return to Bandon for shorebirds

Starting in January there will be sign-up sheets at the Field Trips desk

Alternatively, you can sign up by emailing Fred Ramsey at A $50 deposit per person per trip will be required.

Bicycle Birding

May through September

Note: We will be meeting at a different location for every trip.

Trips are free. Bring a bicycle helmet, water and binoculars. We ride slowly, listen for birds and stop frequently. Trip lengths are less than 10 miles. For more information, contact Don Bouchon PH: 541-753-7689,"

All trips are on the 4th Sunday of each month. May - September, 9 a.m. - Noon

  • 2014 Bicycle Birding TBA

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Corvallis, OR 97339