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  • 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:
    Rich Hoyer
    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 proebstw@gmail.com 541-754-1172


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