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  • Winter Wildlife Field Day 2018
    Save the date for the fourth annual Winter Wildlife Field Day at Finley on Saturday, March 10, 2018! Planning has already begun and volunteers are invited to join the dynamic team who will put this big day together over the next five months. Many more volunteers will be needed for the big event in March. Last year drew 450 participants, so we are gearing up for another great response from our community. Please contact Teri Engbring at ASC meetings or via email (on back of CHAT) to volunteer.

  • Hesthavn Spring Work Parties!

  • 2018 ASC Field Trip Schedule is up! Click HERE for more information.

  • NEW!! Hesthavn Classes. Check out the schedule HERE

2017-2018 Speaker Schedule

  • Thursday, March 15
    Jenna Curtis
    OSU Department of Fish and Wildlife
    50 Years of Change in Corvallis’ Birds: Revisiting Historical Data

    In 1952, Richard Eddy surveyed “summering birds” in different habitats around Corvallis. His efforts produced a rare, highly-detailed depiction of historical bird communities in the Willamette Valley. In this talk, Jenna Curtis will discuss revisiting those survey sites 50 years later, and the nature and extent of changes to Corvallis’ bird community over time. Notable results include substantial turnover in species composition, invasions, extinctions, and abundance shifts—all beyond what might be expected given limited changes to the local habitat. Jenna’s research draws attention to the importance of regional habitat change for local birds, as well as some limitations and challenges of working with historical datasets.

    Jenna Curtis has always been an avid birder. Her professional career started with a research internship at Klamath Bird Observatory in 2011. She then joined Doug Robinson’s lab at Oregon State University, received her Master’s Degree in 2015, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Wildlife Science. Jenna continues to use historical datasets, along with a variety of field survey techniques and statistical analyses, to investigate nearly a century of community change on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. In her spare time, Jenna enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and various arts and crafts.

  • April 19:
    Joan Hagar
    The role of disturbance in maintaining biodiversity in Pacific Northwest forests.

  • May 17:
    Rich Hoyer
    Polyglottal Passerines—Mimicry Is Not Just For Mockingbirds

  • 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 541-754-1172


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