Trail & Award
- Check out the new Albany Swift Tower! Recently finished and ready for occupancy!
- Birdathon 2017 is just around the corner! Click HERE for information.
- Elliot Forest Preservation is WORKING! Click HERE to thank State Treasurer Tobias Read for reversing his position. Also click on the link to find out the next steps we must take to insure this old growth treasure stays in public hands.
- For those interested in reading up on the Benton County Agriculture and Wildlife Protection Plan being discussed at the April Budget meeting, click HERE
- Birding by Ear 2017! Click HERE for schedule and signup!
- Hesthavn April Work Parties are on the schedule!
2017 Speaker Schedule
- Thursday, April 20
CORDI ATKINSON - THE OPPORTUNITY
OF A LIFETIME: TRAINING PHILIPPINE
EAGLES AND HELPING TO SAVE THEM
Cordi and Joe Atkinson have rehabilitated and trained
Golden Eagles for release back into the wild for more than
30 years. Their eagles have appeared on many nature
programs and films, most recently The Sagebrush Sea, produced
by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and shown on PBS.
In 2015 they were given the unprecedented opportunity
in the Philippines to work on another project with Cornell Lab of Ornithology, training two Philippine
Eagles to be used for some very specific shots in an upcoming documentary about this critically endangered
Cordi is an internationally published photographer and through her lens you will have a very rare
opportunity to see this powerful and exotic bird. With only about 300 of these magnificent eagles left
on the planet their hope is to bring awareness to its plight and the efforts being made to prevent its
extinction. Cordi became particularly interested in the Forest Protection and Management Program
implemented by the Philippine Eagle Foundation, which targets indigenous tribes to become ‘forest
watchers’ in return for a service provided to their village. This unique program recognizes that the
well-being of the eagles, the local communities and their forest environment are inextricably linked
and Cordi has become dedicated to raising awareness and support for the establishment of more of
these groups that are key to the protection and survival of the remaining forest and eagles.
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
Open Meetings of the Board of Directors
Hesthavn Nature Center