UPCOMING EVENTS, PROGRAMS, and OUTINGS
LET'S GO BIRDING
Let's Go Birding is starting up again on March 11 with a special owling trip!
For more about Let's Go Birding field trips, check out the Let's Go Birding page.
OTHER OUTINGS AND EVENTS
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 15, Hike from Rainbow Rock to Whaleshead, Sponsored by Muscle Busters
Flowers will abound this time of year along this section of the Oregon Coast Trail in Samuel Boardman State Park! Interesting features include tectonic plates, tsunamis, the native people that lived at Lone Ranch, and the Borax mines. This hike is 6 miles with 1200 feet elevation gain. We will need to spend a little time setting up a car shuttle after we assemble at Rainbow Rock. 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 for a no host car pool. This trailhead is in Brookings so we will not be setting up car pools from Brookings on this one. We will all meet at 9am at the Rainbow Rock Pullout at the north end of Brookings just to the South of the Condominiums. For more information, contact tripleader Al Collinet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
May 10, 6:30pm, Black Oystercatcher Survey Training, OSU Field Station, Port Orford
Each year KAS members join volunteers up and down the coast to help with the coast-wide Black Oystercatcher Survey, now coordinated by the Audubon Society of Portland. If you'd like to help —or just want to learn more about this fascinating coastal bird, please plan to attend this educational survey training session. The training will last for 1 and 1/2 hours, and light refreshments will be served.
This year's black oystercatcher survey will take place from May 10-31, and there is the opportunity to monitor nests through the summer, too. The survey is a great way to get to know our coastline better. For more info, contact Ann at email@example.com
May 12-13, Exploring Tidepools, SWOCC workshop
Instructor Nancy Treneman will provide an introduction class on Friday night followed by a field trip early on Saturday morning. Cost $35. For more information, contact Southwest Oregon Community College.
June 3, 7:30am-4pm, Exploring Kalmiopsis Wilderness and Vulcan Lake, SWOCC fieldtrip
Instructors Al Collinet and Maggie McHugh will lead this trip focused on the unique geology and botany of the Vulcan Lake area. Expect a 2 hour trip to the trailhead and a 4 mile hike. High clearance vehicles are required. Meet at the SWOCC Curry Campus in Brookings. No cost.
For more information, contact Al Collinet at 541-412-8444.
Event information is updated here as it becomes available.
Participation in all KAS outings is voluntary and at your own risk.
Last updated on Mar. 20, 2017