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ASC Field Trips

Local Monthly Second Saturday Field Trips

Our Saturday morning local field trips meet at the Benton Center parking area, behind the Cannery Mall, 757 NW Polk St., Corvallis at 7:30 am. This field trip is free and geared towards beginning birders, birders new to Oregonís mid-valley area and persons looking for a pleasant outing. Contact Bill Proebsting at or 541- 752-0108 with questions. Check the Midvalley ListServ, ListServ, a couple of days before the field trip for updates. Weather may alter plans. Watch the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Return to Benton Ctr by 12.

Next Field Trips:
February 9: Cheadle Lake, Lebanon. Park at the North Shore Trailhead and explore the trail network among the ponds. Flat, easy walking. March 9: Snagboat Bend NWR

Weekend Field Trips:
March 15-17 starts ASCís weekend bird trips with a visit to Oregonís south coast. The Bandon field trip features sea ducks (with a chance at Long-tailed Duck), alcids (including Marbled Murrelet), raptors, such as Red-shouldered Hawk and White-tailed Kite, many other birds, and some hefty mammals - Stellerís and California Sea Lion and Elephant Seal. Here is a look at the route: Friday: Yaquina Head, Newport south jetty, Sea Lion Caves (?), Jesse Honeyman State Park, Winchester Bay, Coos Bay north sandspit, Coquille, Myrtle Point, and Bandon. Saturday: Bandon Rocks, Bandon Marsh NWR, Bullards Beach State Park, New River, Port Orford, Cape Blanco, and back to Bandon

Sunday: Bandon Marsh NWR, Cape Arago & Simpson Reef, Charleston, Fossil Point, Siuslaw River south jetty, and Corvallis at ~ 7 pm. We will sample one of the coastís excellent seafood restaurants and stay in comfortable motel rooms. Note that the trip precedes the March membersí meeting, so Februaryís meeting will be the last one where a signup sheet will be available. If you cannot make that, you can sign on to this trip - and others - by email to

Looking to the future, these other trips are planned:

  • South Coast March 15-17
  • Klamath Basin April 12-14
  • Rogue Valley April 26-28
  • Malheur NWR May 17-20
  • Summer Lake June 14-16
  • Wallowas July 18-22
  • Steens Mtn. August 15-18
  • Shorebirds August 23-25

Bicycle Birding

Bicycle birding is a great way to cover more ground than you can on foot. You can bird by ear while youíre riding, instead of missing them while driving a car. Get a little exercise and make your birding less fossil fuel-dependent! Led by Don Boucher and Lisa Millbank.

These field trips are usually less than 10 miles and last about 3 hours. We ride slowly, listen for birds and stop frequently.

  • 2019 TBA

Itís free but registration is required and space is limited. Youíll receive a reminder and directions to the site a few days prior to each event for which youíre registered.

Fill in the registration form HERE

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Audubon Society of Corvallis
PO Box 148
Corvallis, OR 97339