LET'S GO BIRDING
Come join the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society on our bird-watching outings and see some of the amazing variety of birds in our local area. This is even more fun than seeing pictures or slides of birds. Learn or share tips on spotting birds and bird behavior.
FEATURED in OREGON COAST MAGAZINE, April 2016, For the Birds
also in 2010, Let's Go Birding!
Gary Maschmeyer has scheduled the outings ahead of time so you can plan accordingly. Typically, they are centered in Brookings but also include trips throughout our area. (See the scheduled trips below) Most of the trips will get us back by lunchtime, and participants can leave early.
No birding experience is required, and experts are welcome to come share their knowledge. While we do a lot of walking, when we spot birds, we do a lot of looking, which can require standing in the same spot for long periods of time. Binoculars are recommended, and we have a few binoculars that first-timers may borrow.
These trips are weather-dependent. Rain will postpone any of our bird outings. Any field trip that is rained out will be rescheduled 3 or 4 days later, and those on our emailing list will be notified. Others can call Gary for the rescheduled date. If there is any question as to whether a bird outing is going to be postponed, you may call Gary in the morning before the scheduled outing.
To find out more, contact Gary at 541-412-0806. To sign up for our Let's Go Birding email reminder list, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org (Getting on the list helps ensure you get word of added trips that may not be listed on the schedule, and any last-minute, weather related changes.)
The group meets at Azalea School (505 Pacific Ave, west of Oak St.) in Brookings (BR), at the times indicated below to car pool. Gold Beach folks can meet at the Visitor's Center (south end of town) in Gold Beach (GB) at the times indicated for a no-host car pool. NO HOST means if no one else shows up, you will need to drive down to Brookings in time to meet up with Gary and the rest of the group at the time listed for BR.
2017 CALENDAR OF LET'S GO BIRDING FIELD TRIPS
Mar 11, Rogue River Walk, OWLING, Meet 5pm BR, 5:45pm GB*
Apr 22, Mill Pond, Meet 7:15am BR, 8am GB
May 6, Rogue River Walk (Jim Hunt), Meet 7:15am BR, 8am GB
Jun 10, Gasquet-Orleans (G.O.) Road, Meet 6:30am BR, 5:45am GB
Jul 8, Rogue River Walk (Orchard), Meet 7:15am BR, 8am GB
Aug 19, Crissey Field, Meet 8am BR, 7:15am GB
Sep 9, Arizona Beach, Meet 7am BR, 7:45am GB
Oct. 7, Pistol River, Meet 8am BR, 8:15am GB**
Oct. 28, Rogue River Walk, 8am BR, 8:45am GB
*Bring a flashlight; rain or windy conditions will postpone this outing.
**Those coming from GB should carpool down to meet us at the parking area on the west side of Hwy 101 just south of the Pistol River bridge at 8:30am
Click HERE to download a one-page PDF version of the 2017 Let's Go Birding Calendar
Participation in all outings is voluntary and at your own risk.