Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
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Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
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Black-backed Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
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Three-toed Woodpecker
Three-toed Woodpecker
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Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-naped Sapsucker
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Red-breasted Sapsucker
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White-headed Woodpecker
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Lewis's Woodpecker
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Pileated Woodpecker
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Williamson's Sapsucker (male)
Williamson's Sapsucker (male)
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Welcome to the East Cascades Audubon Society.  We are a local organization, specializing in Central Oregon ornithology. We gather local data and both sponsor and participate in projects that help protect local bird populations. Join ECAS and help preserve the birds in this region.  We rely on a very active volunteer base.  Check the 'Contact' menu for opportunities

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FOLLOW US:

If you find an injured bird, here is a link for steps to follow:

www.nativebirdcare.org/found-a-bird.html

Woodpeckers

knocking on your house - or at your door? Here is a link with lots of info about them and what to do.

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January 20, 2022 Birders’ Night  featuring 
Back to the Night: Why Preserving the Stars is Not Just for the Birds can be viewed here 

https://youtu.be/ujN-i2pGh_Q

 

October Birders' Night featuring  Jeff Fleischer, the originator and Project Manager of the Winter Raptor Survey, can be viewed here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaJHcp5HxKQ

September's program on Sparrows of Central Oregon with Chuck Gates can be viewed here:

https://youtu.be/bUoWR-AoaXk

Jim Anderson's program on June 17th can be viewed here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJglOBgPDIE

The May program on  Elevational  Woodpecker Nesting can be viewed here on the ECAS YouTube site 

 https://youtu.be/cyl-pHAiakk

 

The January program on the Tongass Odyssey

 https://youtu.be/a8za1ZgoFY

Instructions for downloading Zoom Link here

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Sage-grouse You Tube video with Dr. Stu Garrett
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb5p-fEC18M
Injured Bird??
Follow this link to find local resources. 

Winter 21/22 Calliope Newsletter 

December 2021 Chatter

News

Winter Raptor Survey now in its 18th season! Click here for details.

Volunteers Needed for ECAS Operations

 

ECAS runs on the strength of our volunteers. Our projects, committees, programs, field trips and special events only happen because of our enthusiastic volunteers. Our members are passionate about enjoying and learning about our wild birds, and interest in helping has never been stronger.   

 

We would like to have one or two people working together, to help match members who want to volunteer, with projects or programs where volunteer help is needed.  Guidance will be provided.  

 

ECAS also would like to have another group of volunteers form a "Social Media/Online Media Committee.” This committee would be responsible for our message getting out on Facebook and maintaining the website. If we want to get involved in other social media outlets then this committee would be responsible for that, too. If you would be interested in helping with this you can leave a message at ecaudubon@gmail.com

More Volunteers needed!

The Friends of Malheur NWR have re-opened the Nature Store at Refuge HQ and are in need of volunteers. Our needs are greatest in May, June, and July and it is best if we can have full month commitments from individuals. Contact 

Janelle L Wicks

FOMR Executive Director

www.malheurfriends.org

541.493.4230

Updates

Field Trips

Although the ECAS Board approved field trips as of August 1, in actuality recruiting leaders has been more successful for Spring 2022 with several trips planned: for Smith Rock State Park , Fort Rock (both of these will involve nesting observation); Sisters/ Santiam Pass area, and a tour and introduction to the Bluebird Nest Box Trail.  More local trips are in the works and when registration is scheduled, you will be the first to know!

 

In the meantime, Fall migration is in process so don't forget to visit our local hotspots!

 

Interested in leading a field trip but would like a buddy to do it? Contact  mvshivell@gmail.com

CANCELLED 

Wednesday Birders 

Good birding on your own. Stay healthy and post your birds! Judy

Reminders:

Do not share your optics with others. 

Keep 6+ feet away from others.

If you are sick, stay  home. 

Ideally, go outside daily and enjoy birds alone or just with your close friends or family.  

Bird-related Events

Portland Audubon is hiring a Seasonal Malheur Field Assistant to help with landbird point counts and some outreach. The position is approximately .75 FTE for 16 weeks, starting April 15th and ending July 31st (ish). There's some flexibility inherent in this schedule.For a description of the position go here.

New Membership Process 

The ECAS Membership Committee and the ECAS Board of Directors have chosen to use a new membership management system from Member Planet. Each ECAS member can now create their own account.  A special notice to all of the ECAS membership was sent out  Monday, November 26, explaining how the process works.  Here is a link to that document.

Jim Anderson's Nesting Box Guide now available. Also click here for a video of Jim interviewed on Oregon Field Guide.

 

Volunteer Data for 2020

 

2016 Annual Report 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~After two consecutive years of cancellations due to the pandemic, we are cautiously optimistic that the Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival will return in 2022! The festival, which typically takes place in early June, is a great opportunity to explore new areas and meet other local birders, with a good chance of seeing 11 species of woodpeckers. If you have further questions, please contact us at ecaudubon@gmail.com or call 541-241-2190
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Wychus Golden Eagle Cam

According to Frank Isaacs of the Oregon Eagle Foundation, the golden eagles using this nest have raised young each year since 2010; 11 years in a row, so far! They are the only nesting pair in Oregon that nested successfully each year of the 10–year Golden Eagle Nest Survey Project (2011–2020).  

If you want to help support this effort, you can donate to ECAS using the Donate button above. This will help pay for the broadband usage needed for this effort.

Eagle Nest History

2020's eaglet, Aspen, fledged on June 13 but is still coming back to the nest occasionally.  The main camera is no longer on but there are video snippets and comments on the site. Thanks to Jim Hammond for recording these videos. 

http://www.goldeneaglecam.org/

2019 - Metolius fledged tis morning, 6/27/19 at 9:09 am. You can follow this link to see the fledge. https://www.goldeneaglecam.org/home/live-camera#comments

You may have to scroll down in the comments aways to find the clip.

 

There were two chicks in the nest in 2019, Wychus and Metolius. After falling from the nest and being rehabbed for 10 days by Gary Landers at Wild Wings, Whychus was  returned to the nest and had a successful fledging.  

Click on the picture below to view a a slideshow about the project's history.

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Click here for the
Winter Raptor Survey Project
slide show presentation!

Featured Photographer

Ken Hashagen and Kevin Smith

are featured 

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