Until further notice, Wednesday Birding outings are suspended. If you do go birding, comply with social distancing to limit the spread of the virus - follow public health recommendations. Frequent handwashing is #1.
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.
As of Oct. 9, 2019 start time will be 8AM.
Meet up with others in our intrepid group for local birding. We meet at Nancy P's Bakery on Newport Avenue just east of Newport Market in Bend. From there we depart on weekly half day or full day trips to venues in our area. Meet-up times are usually 7AM in the Spring and Summer and 8AM in Fall and Winter. Trip plans are posted on COBOL each week prior to the trip. Contact Judy Meredith for more information,
Transportation is via carpool depending on who can drive and individual schedules. Dress for the weather; be prepared with food, sunscreen, etc; and bring a pair of binoculars; spotting scopes are helpful on many trips.
March 18 - cancel chase trip.
March 25 - Bend River trail, meet and start at Old Mill.
April 1- Calliope Crossing, meet there.
April 8 - Crooked River Wetlands, meet there
Since the scheduled Wednesday April 15th is a long one, Fort Rock etc, we will hold off on what to do until status of public health recommendations offer guidance.
April 15 - Summer Lake, Fort Rock, all day
April 22 - Hatfield, Reynolds and Mayfield ponds, Houston Lake
April 29 - Sunriver, nearby river crossings, Rosland CG
May 6 - Millican Valley, sage species
May 13 - Stag Lane, Shevlin Park, walk several miles
May 20 - Hawk's Haven and scouting for Woodpeckers
May 27 - Scouting for woodpeckers
June 3 - more woodpecker scouting
June 10 - Big day of woodpeckers, finds from festival
June 17 - Malheur NWR, long day
June 24 - Prineville to Paulina Valley, long day
July 1 - Green Ridge
July 8 - High Lakes
July 15 - Sawyer Park, Tumalo State Park trails, Hatfield,
July 22 - Fort Rock, Cabin Lake, long day
July 29 - Three Creeks Lake, Santiam Pass, PCT trails
August 5 - Gray Butte and Crooked River Wetlands
August 12 - Hatfield, Redmond sewer ponds
August 19 - High Lakes, long day
August 26 - Calliope Crossing, Indian Ford CG,
September 2 - Green Ridge
Sept 9 - Hatfield and Crooked River Wetlands
Sept 16 - Redmond pond, Smith Rocks, Haystack Res
Sept 23 - Sunriver to Wickiup, Crane Prairie
Sept 30 - Green Ridge Raptors all day
October 7 - Crooked River Wetlands, look for Trikes
Oct 14 - Camp Sherman
Oct 21 - High Lakes starting at Todd Lake
Oct 28 - Skyliner, 430 road