Monthly Meetings and Programs

On the first Tuesday of the month from September through June, please join us for some social time and a fun, educational, or informative program. Anyone interested is very welcome!

Members will receive an invitation to register in their email. Anyone interested can contact the program chair for an invitation–you don’t need to be a member. Didn’t receive your Zoom invitation? Contact Don Rose for more information.

Social half-hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting and program will start at 7:00 pm. We hope you will join us!

April 6 – Bird Nest Structures

Darlene Betat, Outreach Coordinator for Backyard Bird Shop, Inc. will talk about different types of bird nest structures and strategies used by our local songbirds, and tips for helping nesting birds in your own backyard. 

Darlene has been a bird enthusiast for 45+ years, of which more than 30 years has been in the Pacific Northwest.  Her interest in birds began at age 12, thanks to a flock of Evening Grosbeaks coming into a birdfeeder in northern Michigan. She began birding in her teens and then received a BS in Biology with a focus on ornithology.  She did field work in Oregon and Washington, worked for Portland Audubon for seven years, and then spent the past 17 years as part of Backyard Bird Shop’s flock, where she enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge of birds with others. 

For April’s program, contact Sam Neuffer for meeting link

May 4 – COASST

Dr. Julia Parish, Executive Director for COASST (Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team). Dr. Parish will talk about the importance of citizen science, how the COASST program has fared during the COVID quarantine, and how volunteers can be involved in the future.

Contact Don Rose for more information

June 1 – Raptor Survey Program

Jeff Fleischer, Coordinator for the Raptor Survey Program.  Jeff has been coordinating the Raptor Survey Program for 17 years and has high quality slides and data for 31 different raptors in the west.  He will discuss the density and distribution of the primary species in the project, including where  different species “hang out” in the project area each winter.

September 7 – California Condor Recovery at Oregon Zoo

Kelli Walker, Senior condor keeper at the Oregon Zoo.  Kelli has over 20 years of experience and knowledge to share about the California Condor Recovery Program at the Oregon Zoo, in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  She will give an overview of the Condor breeding program at the Oregon Zoo, where the birds have been released, how they are doing in the wild, and perhaps future plans for release into the Pacific Northwest. 

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