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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.

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

2017-2018 Speaker Schedule

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

    Among the remotest regions in the Western United States, Northwestern Nevada and adjacent Southeast Oregon—the border country—offers outstanding and largely unheralded birding opportunities. Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge (Oregon) are familiar hotspots to many Oregon birders, but Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge (Nevada) is nearly twice as large and offers outstanding birding prospects. And the lands along the edges of Sheldon—along the Oregon/Nevada border—expand the opportunities even further for people who love wild lands and wildlife.

    Within this vast desert landscape, little-known gorges echo with the call of canyon wrens, sage grouse swarm to hidden water holes, lacustrine marshes erupt with a cacophony of myriad water birds, sage thrashers sing ebulliently throughout broad scrubland basins, and common poorwills roost unobtrusively amid jumbled boulders and rugged rimrock-topped slopes guarding vast high-elevation plateaus.

    John Shewey is a longtime freelance writer and photographer, and coauthor of Birds of the Pacific Northwest. He has spent decades exploring the border country. He’s left boot prints in places few people tread, changed flat tires on so-called roads better walked than driven, and rejoiced in finding remote locations teeming with birds. At the very real risk of catching John’s infectious enthusiasm, join him for this special presentation celebrating the diversity of the Northern Great Basin, and learn where, when, and how to explore this remarkable region.

    Tim Blount, the coauthor of Birds of the Pacific Northwest, has been an institution in Oregon birding for many years, serving on the Oregon Birds Records Committee and working as the director of Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. A few years ago, Tim set a Harney County big year record with 253 species. He has birded every corner of the 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 541-754-1172


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