Join us every third Thursday of the month at the Environmental Center in Bend. There's time for coffee and conversation with other Birders, a slideshow of pictures taken by features photographers and informative presentations on a wide range of topics (see schedule below).
Location: The Environmental Center, 16 N/W Kansas, Bend, Oregon 97701
Time: Social gathering time is from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Programs begin at 7:00 p.m. and usually last until 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public. You do not need to be a member of any group to attend.
Sponsors: East Cascades Audubon Society.
No December Birders' Night - Christmas Bird Counts
January 16, 2020, Dave Rein - Africa photos and his volunteer experience
February 20, 2020, Tom Crabtree and Judy Meredith - Birding 101 Basics
This will be a hands on and practical learning session. All are encouraged to bring their device. We will set up a short birding field trip the weekend before it, can use that week of Wednesday birding, and/or can even meet early before birders might for 30 minutes of birding. We want everyone to have it feel real to them with real birds and locations to enter. Some new / recent eBird users will offer 1:1 help to get people started. Tom is our local volunteer eBird reviewer and long time user. He will provide some updates and answer any tricky questions. This "class" will be first is a series of 2 or perhaps 3 sessions.
March 19, 2020, Friends of Malheur National wildlife Refuge with Executive Director Janelle Wicks and Dan Streiffert
Dan's portion: Birding the vast expanse of Harney County's 10,000+ sq. miles can be daunting as it is thrilling. Which birds are where? and when? Dan Streiffert has been birding and photographing in Harney County for 12+ years. This presentation showcases his approach to taking advantage of particular birding 'routes' that cover the diverse landscape and discovers the array of birds and other wildlife available. Dan will share tips and tricks for seeing particular species at different times of the day or throughout the year.
Janelle's portion: The Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge just celebrated 20 years of promoting conservation and appreciation of the cultural and natural resources on Malheur. Executive Director, Janelle Wicks, will share details on the stewardship endeavors of this member and volunteer supported organization.
April 16, 2020, Ken Hashagen, Birding New Zealand
August 20, 2010, Jim Anderson, Bird Banding