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  • 2018 Willamette Valley Bird Symposium!
    January 27
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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.

2017-2018 Speaker Schedule

  • January 18
    Peter Kappes - Ice Baby (Penguins!):Investigating how sea ice influences reproductive success and population dynamics of Adélie Penguins breeding on Ross Island, Antarctica

    Life history theory predicts that natural selection should result in individuals optimizing lifetime reproduction. Demonstrating this is extraordinarily complex, however, as multiple physiological, environmental and competition factors interact over an individual’s lifespan. To disentangle these effects, Peter is using a 20-year mark-resighting data set of known-age Adélie Penguins to investigate patterns in individual age-based fecundity and lifetime reproductive success over a range of sea ice conditions. These results are the basis for a population model of the Ross Island, Antarctica Adélie penguin metapopulation.

    Peter Kappes grew up near Charlottesville, Virginia and majored in biology at the University of Virginia. Subsequently, he has accumulated years of field experience in multiple, fascinating projects around the world, including working as an on-board observer in the Alaska fishing industry, studying endangered suckers at Upper Klamath Lake, Piping Plovers on Cape Cod, Nazca and Blue-footed Boobies in the Galapagos and many more. These projects put him in a position to watch birds, as well, and Peter is a stalwart of Benton County birding.

    At OSU, Peter is working with Dr. Katie Dugger and the Penguin Science team studying the ( population dynamics of Adélie penguins breeding on Ross Island, Antarctica

  • February 15: John Shewey - Birding the Border Country: Lake, Harney, Humboldt and Washoe Counties

  • 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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