Join Northwest Nature Shop’s expert birder Terence Philippe for a series of local bird walks.
Spring marks the return of longer days and also heralds the return of many birds that migrate south during the winter. It’s also the beginning of nesting season for many of these returning birds. So it’s time to grab your field guides, dust off your binoculars, and join us as we start our monthly outings to a close-by local birding hotspot. We’re lucky to live in an area that has such a diverse range of habitats that gives us the opportunity to view many spectacular species of birds. This year we’ll expand our selection of outings beyond our traditional favorite of Ashland Pond to include visits to the Bear Creek Greenway near Talent and also to Emigrant Lake. Join us the first Sunday of every month beginning in March for fun and educational walks to these areas. Please call or stop by the Northwest Nature Shop before each Sunday to sign-up, and to learn the meeting place, time and location.
Klamath Basin Area Birding Field Trip
February 26, 2016
February is an ideal time to plan a visit to the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. Winter is the peak of raptor and waterfowl concentrations in the refuge. On Friday, February 26th at 7:30am join Northwest Nature Shop expert birder, Terence Philippe, for an all-day outing to the Lower Klamath Wildlife Refuge. Expect to see Bald Eagles, Rough-legged hawks, Ferruginous Hawks, Golden Eagles and waterfowl too numerous to list! We’ll meet at the Northwest Nature Shop at 7:30 am on Friday, February 26th and carpool to the refuge. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Expect cold weather. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars, snacks, lunch, and look forward to an enjoyable excursion into the wonderful world of birds! Bird walk participants will meet at 7:30 am at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St. Ashland. Space is limited to 11 participants so please call the Northwest Nature Shop at 541-482-3241 to reserve a space. Adverse weather cancels the outing. Suggested donation of $40/participant
Ashland Pond Bird Walks
March 6, April 3, and May 1, 2016
Join Northwest Nature Shop employee and expert birder Terence Philippe for an exploration of Ashland Pond. Waterfowl, raptors, a seasonal variety of songbirds and possible river otter sightings will round out the morning. Expect about 2 miles of walking on gentle paths. FREE. Meet at the Northwest Nature Shop at 9 am. Call 541-482-3241 to sign up. Pre-registratio