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ASC Field Trips

Weekend Field Trips

Bring your binoculars and come with us! Birds are our common interest, and people at all levels of expertise join our field trips to the best local and regional birding spots. If you’re a beginner, we’ll help you find and identify birds; if you’re an experienced birdwatcher, you can lead us to a favorite place. We enjoy bats and other animals, too…and of course, people interested in plants are always welcome on our outings.

Tentative 2017 Schedule

  • Wallowas July 19-23
  • Steens August 10-13
  • South Coast August 25-27

On these trips, we travel in rental vans, stay in motel-style accommodations, and eat meals wherever we can get them. We share all expenses.

There will be signup sheets at the Field Trip table at the ASC general meetings starting in December of this year. If there are parts of Oregon you want to add to the schedule, please consider organizing a tour. Assistance in the planning and execution is available..

Bicycle Birding

Bicycle birding is a great way to cover more ground than you can on foot. You can bird by ear while you’re 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.

  • July 9 Sunday - Willamette Park/Kendall Natural Area
  • September 24, Sunday - Albany Bike Trails and Talking Water Gardens

It’s free but registration is required and space is limited. You’ll receive a reminder and directions to the site a few days prior to each event for which you’re registered.

Fill in the registration form HERE

Second Saturday Field Trips

Our Saturday morning local field trip meets at 7:30 a.m., the second Saturday of each month from September through June at the Benton Center parking area, behind the Cannery Mall, 777 NW 9th, Corvallis. This field trip is geared towards beginning birders, birders new to Oregon's mid-valley area and persons looking for a pleasant outing. For more info, contact Bill Proebsting, proebstw@gmail.com , 541-752-0108. Check the Midvalley ListServ, www.midvalleybirding.org/pipermail birding, a couple of days before the field trip for updates. Weather may alter plans, so watch the forecast and dress appropriately. Trips return to Benton Center by noon.

  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 11
  • December 9

Field trip coordinator is Bill Proebsting, proebstw@gmail.com , 541-752-0108

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Audubon Society of Corvallis
PO Box 148
Corvallis, OR 97339
Email: Audubon.Corvallis@gmail.com