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· Save the date! September 15-17— Oregon Birding Association (OBA) Annual meeting at Malheur Field Station, Princeton, Oregon
Speakers: Dr. Claudio Mello and Noah Stryker
Field trips and schmoozing
Make you reservations now!
More information at
· Birding without Borders: An Epic World Big Year—Noah Strycker—October 10, 2017—
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn Express Conference Room (doors just to the right of the main entrance); 375 W. Harvard Blvd., Roseburg, OR 97470
Noah Strycker is hard at work on a book about his Big Year adventures. It is due out in the fall, 2017. SOOOOO, we already have him lined up to do a program right after it is hot off the presses. Stay tuned for updates.
In 2015, Oregon bird nerd Noah Strycker became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single, year-long, round-the-world birding trip. Anything could have happened, and a lot did. He was scourged by blood-sucking leeches, suffered fevers and sleep deprivation, survived airline snafus and car breakdowns and mudslides and torrential floods, skirted war zones, and had the time of his life. Birding on seven continents and carrying only a pack on his back, Strycker enlisted the enthusiastic support of local birders to tick more than 6,000 species, including Adelie Penguins in Antarctica, a Harpy Eagle in Brazil, a Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Thailand, and a Green-breasted Pitta in Uganda. He shared the adventure in real time on his daily blog, and now he reveals the inside story. This humorous and inspiring presentation about Strycker’s epic World Big Year will give you a real appreciation for the birds and birders of the world.
· Hart Mountain Lake Abert trip— specific dates TBA
Stay tuned for dates and details! We will travel to Hart Mt. National Antelope Refuge and camp at the Hot Springs Campground. There are 30 sites, pit toilets and no water; water is 4 miles away.
Here’s what we have planned so far:
Travel to Abert Lake to observe the effects of drought and water allocation from its source water. There are major congregations of birds in migration.
Explore the Blue Sky area and see its recovery from overuse and its historical significance.
Visit the second oldest petroglyph site in North America, it’s over 7000 years old. This site is unprotected other than its isolation, it contains what may be the only calendar petroglyph north of the Aztec Empire.
Dinner at Hart Mountain Store in Plush, Or Saturday night (steaks, hamburgers, etc.)
Enjoy the hot springs and Antelope Refuge and some of the most beautiful scenic vistas in Oregon.
**Hart Mt National Antelope Refuge—http://www.fws.gov/refuge/hart_mountain/
1) Directions to Hart Mt National Antelope Refuge from Roseburg
2) Directions from Hart Mt National Antelope Refuge to Hot Springs Campground https://goo.gl/maps/onbmKVNTFez
**Hart Mountain General Store; 28229 Hogback Rd, Plush, OR 97637; (541) 947-2491
For more information, contact Mark Hamm.
Bird photos courtesy of Jim Arneson