Trail & Award
- Bob Altman - 2018 Homer Campbell Recipient! Click here to take a look at Bob and all our previous Homer Campbell awardees.
- Hesthavn Spring Work Parties!
- 2018 ASC Field Trip Schedule is up! Click HERE for more information.
2017-2018 Speaker Schedule
- May 17:
Polyglottal Passerines—Mimicry Is Not Just For Mockingbirds
While birding at Finley National
Wildlife Refuge in his teens, Rich
Hoyer heard the most amazing
thing—a Purple Finch incorporating
sounds of a California Scrub-Jay
in its jumbled song—and thought
he had discovered something
new, since such behavior wasn’t
mentioned in any field guide. Since
then he’s been fascinated and
intrigued by mimicry in birds, collecting
personal observations and
recordings of the phenomenon. In
this audio and visual presentation,
Rich Hoyer will present examples
of mimicry in songbirds from
throughout the Americas and share
his enthusiasm for this curious and
often entertaining behavior.
Born and raised in Oregon, Rich Hoyer earned Bachelors degrees in German and Zoology at
Oregon State University. Following a few years as an itinerant biologist and then as summer
guide on Saint Paul Island, Alaska, he moved to Tucson, Arizona and has been working as a
professional birding tour leader for WINGS for the past 21 years. He leads tours to such exciting
locations as Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, Belize, and Jamaica, but he also looks
forward to his annual tours that explore the beauty and diversity of his home state.
- 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
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