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
As of March 24 all ECAS activities, events and meetings are cancelled until further notice.
Birders' Night by Zoom
Instruction Link here
The Fall Annual Event has been cancelled. It is usually held in October and showcases the volunteers, projects and outstanding activities of the past year. There is some hope to put soe of this on line, probably with a link from this home page or through a Member Planet notice. Stay tuned for any updates!
Field Trip Opportunities
At the July ECAS Board Meeting development and scheduling of August-October field trips were approved with the following format for COVID 19 precautions:
Local trips only aiming for no more than an hour travel from Bend, although this is flexible because:
○ The group meets at the location, with no group carpooling other than with partners/family members.
○ Trips will be of shorter duration (2-3 hours)
○ Trip size will be limited to 6-8 people, including guests. This will allow for physical distancing; masks should be used.
Notification of trips will be through Member Planet.
Current Field Trips
August 3, Sunriver Nature Center with Tom Lawler (Broadcasted to all members on July 24th, this trip has filled)
Next up: Join Steve Kornfeld on Friday, August 21st, 7:20 am at Hatfield Ponds. Registration will open on August 7.
Questions? Contact mary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Good birding on your own. Stay healthy and post your birds! Judy
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.
Summer 2020 Calliope Newsletter now available
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.
See the Monthly "August 2020 Chatter" online
Meet the 2020 ECAS Board of Directors
Want to Volunteer? Click here for the form.
Winter Raptor Waiver (downloadable)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival has been cancelled for 2020.
knocking on your house - or at your door? Here is a link with lots of info about them and what to do.
2020 Golden Eagle Wychus Nest
This year'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.
Central Oregon Daily News did a nice piece on the project. Here is a link to that segment. centraloregondaily.com/sisters-eagle-cam-offers-some-birdwatching-worth-binging/
Eagle Nest History
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 nestin 2019, Wychus and Metolius. After falling from the nest and being rehabbed for 10 days by Gary Landers at Wild Wings, Wychus was returned to the nest and had a successful fledging.
If you want to help support this effort, you can donate to ECAS using the Donate button above.
Click on the picture below to view a a slideshow about the project's history.