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  • 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.
    “Historical 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,

  • 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

  • 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.

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