Field Trip News

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!

Tom Lawler, ECAS Board President, leads weekly bird walks in the Sunriver area and you can sign up in advance and participate for a small fee.  Check out the schedule at on the Events page.

Interested in leading a field trip but would like a buddy to do it? Contact me at

Since planning field trips has resumed, here are some answers to common registration questions:

  • Currently, registration will open 2 weeks before the scheduled trip date because they will be short in duration and local. Once the trip date is announced on the ECAS website and in Member Planet, you will know that an invitation will be arriving!

  • If you are an ECAS member, you will get the invitation via email. Check all of the folders in your email program, including the Spam and Junk Mail folders.  If you use more than one email address, make sure that the one ECAS has for you is the one you use most often.

  • Trips fill very quickly but an email contact will be in the trip description if you are interested in being contacted if anyone cancels. 

  • Be sure to cancel if your plans change! You can do this by finding the original email and changing your RSVP to a NO. Need help with this?  contact me and I will take care of it for you.  No-shows are no-no’s!

  • And additional acknowledgement of COvID 19 risk will be added to trip waivers.


Mary Shivell

Field Trip Coordinator

A copy of the  Field Trip Policy is available here.