UPCOMING EVENTS, PROGRAMS, and OUTINGS
LET'S GO BIRDING
Let's Go Birding is taking a break for the winter. Check back for the 2017 schedule in February.
For more about Let's Go Birding field trips, check out the Let's Go Birding page.
OTHER OUTINGS AND EVENTSSunday, Feb. 12, Siskiyou Film Festival, Grants PassDoors open at 3pm, films start at 4pm. Buy tickets ASAP for this one night film festival, sponsored by KS Wild. For more info, see http://siskiyoufilmfest.org
Feb. 17-20, 2017 Great Backyard Birdcount, YOUR backyard
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a four-day count held each February with the goal of creating a real-time snapshot of bird numbers and where birds are --all across the globe. This year’s count will take place from Feb. 17-20. It’s free, fun, and easy, and it helps birds. For more info about how to help, go to Great Backyard Bird Count website: www.birdcount.org.
Feb. 25, Hike in Cape Sebastian State Park, Sponsored by Muscle Busters
We will walk to the beach and back for a total of 5 miles (including 3 miles on the beach) with 700 feet elevation gain. We will be able to find early flowers including Evergreen Violets, Snow Queens, Oregon Windflowers, Coltsfoot, and Milkmaids. Wear well worn in hiking shoes, bring lunch and water. Be prepared for the weather. Trip will be rescheduled in case of heavy rain.
We will meet at 8:55am at HWY 101 Mile Marker 333 about 3 miles South of the Visitor Center in Gold Beach or at 8:15am at Doctor Larsson’s office at 414 Alder Street in Brookings to carpool. We expect to return to the trailhead by 3pm. For more information, contact Al at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 16-19, Winter Wings Festival, Klamath Falls
This annual birding festival features field trips, workshops, keynote lectures about birding and photography, hundreds of bald eagles that congregate in the winter and migratory birds already showing up at the Klamath Refuges. This year’s speakers include author Scott Weidensaul and photographer Paul Bannick. For more info and to register, go to www.winterwingsfest.org
Mar. 3, 5:30pm, (Friday) KAS annual meeting and potluck, Port Orford
Join fellow KAS members for this annual meeting plus fun potluck and slide sharing. For more info, contact Ann at email@example.com
Mar. 6, 6pm, (Monday) Getting to know Our South Coast Seabirds, Chetco Public Library, Brookings
Mark your calendars for this presentation by KAS president Ann Vileisis about seabirds and the South Coast’s special role in providing for their breeding habitat, featuring the remarkable photos of Lois Miller. Sponsored by KAS and Chetco Public Library.
Mar. 8, 6pm, (Wednesday) Climate Change Coming Home, Chetco Public Library, Brookings
A presentation by South Coast climate advocate and former State Senator and Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury. Sponsored by Chetco Public Library.
Mar 8, 7pm, Birding and Culture in India, Bandon Community Center
Dawn Harris and Ram Papish will be making a presentation on birding and the culture in India based on their trip there a couple of months ago. Sponsored by Cape Arago Audubon.
Mar 18, Loeb State Park & Redwoods Nature Trail, Sponsored by Muscle Busters
Join us for this short interpretive hike among the redwoods and along the Chetco River. This is the shortest Muscle Busters trip ever at 2.3 miles and 400 feet elevation gain. There are a few steep sections so extra time will be taken to allow you to catch your breath. Wear well worn in hiking shoes, bring lunch and water. Be prepared for the weather. We will meet at 8:15am at the Gold Beach Visitor Center in the central parking section or at 9am at Dr Larsson’s office at 414 Alder Street in Brookings to carpool. Trailhead is 9 miles North of Brookings on a paved road. We expect to return to Brookings by about 3pm. For more information, contact Al at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 5, 7pm, Big Year: 6000 species around the globe, Bandon Community Center
Super-birder and author Noah Strycker will make a presentation on his adventures around the globe from his Big Year in 2015 when he found over six thousand different species. Sponsored by Cape Arago Audubon.
April 19-25, Godwit Days, Arcata CA
This annual birding festival features over 100 workshops, field trips, programs and speakers, plus exhibits, art, and nature activities. For more info on the 2017 event, go to: www.godwitdays.org
Event information is updated here as it becomes available.
Participation in all KAS outings is voluntary and at your own risk.
Last updated on Feb. 11, 2017