Birding by Ear 2017
Sponsored by the Audubon Society of Corvallis and the Avery House Nature Center. Lisa Millbank and Don Boucher will instruct this class.
Birding by ear will take your birding ability to the next level, especially in forested areas where birds are difficult to see. During the classroom sessions, we donít try to memorize lists of bird sounds; instead, we learn methods to help remember bird sounds, and get a basic understanding of the ways in which birds use sound to communicate. Itís intended to be fun and interesting. Classroom sessions will feature lots of videos and sound clips. During the field trips, there will be listening exercises and many opportunities to practice the techniques learned in class. Youíll be amazed by how many birds youíll find by just listening.
You should already be familiar with common local birds to take this class.
- Wednesday, May 17, classroom session, 7pm - 9pm
- Saturday, May 20, field trip, 9am - noon
- Wednesday, May 24, classroom session, 7pm - 9pm
- Saturday, May 27, field trip, 9am - noon
- Wednesday, May 31, classroom session, 7pm - 9pm
- Saturday, June 3, field trip, 9am - noon
If you have questions about course content, you can contact Don Boucher at email@example.com or 541-753-7689
AQUATIC ECOLOGY PROGRAM REPORT
We had the pleasure of working with Corvallis School District
4th & 5th grade students from five different schools for our 2nd
successful year of an Aquatic Ecology Program on Oak Creek at
ASCís Hesthavn Nature Center. This program is made possible
by the National Science Foundation through a research grant
awarded to Roy Haggerty, PhD, RG, and Hollis M. Dole, Professor
of Environmental Geology College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric
Sciences Oregon State University.
Classes from the following schools attended the 2016 series
for a total of nearly 1,000 student hours at Hesthavn: Mountain
View, Muddy Creek, Franklin, Jefferson, and Adams. Each class
also had the opportunity to visit our bird specimen collection
and explore other wildlife collection pieces and props at
Hesthavn. The field trips consisted of three hands-on stations:
water quality testing; macro-invertebrate collection; and a
native plant hike through the riparian habitat along Oak Creek.
The focus question explored how to determine if an ecosystem
A huge thank you to all of our volunteers for offering their
time, talent, and dedication: Jessica Brothers, Teri Engbring,
Hannah Clark, Sue Powell, Kate Mathews, Gail Nickerson, Christina
Likem, Nina Aragon, Melanie Brown, Ann Brodie, Suzanne
Ortiz and Barrett Reeve.
We will continue this series next spring for our third and final
year. If you are interested in participating in this wonderful program,
please contact our program coordinator, Jessica Brothers
at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how
you can get involved.
Jessica Brothers, Aquatic Ecology Coordinator
WATER BIRD ADAPTATION AT GIRL SCOUT CAMP
A special team of volunteers put together a dynamite program
on ďwater bird adaptationsĒ for the local Girl Scout Summer
Day Camp at the scouts Rock Creek Campground. Thanks
to volunteers Chris Shank, Phyllis Bailey, Sue Powell, Marcia
Cutler, Kate Mathews and Teri Engbring for developing a new
curriculum tailored to the campís water theme and delivered in
50 minute sessions 8 times over 2 days, with about 120 girls and
another 20 adults. A fun time was had by all in the trees above
Teri Engbring, ASC Ed Team