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Posted by: atowhee | February 9, 2019

TALKING KLAMATH BASIN FOR WILLAMETTE VALLEY BIRDERS

Birder’s Night – Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – 6:30 PM

The Carrier Room – First United Methodist Church,   600 State Street, Salem

 “Klamath Basin: Terns to Trics, Falcons to Ferrugies”

Harry Fuller, expert birder and well-known author on the subject of birding, will be the featured speaker at Birder’s Night, Tuesday, March 12.  The program starts at 6:30 pm in the Carrier Room of the First United Methodist Church.

Harry’s presentation will move through the annual cycle of bird life in The Klamath Basin.  The Basin is a complex of lake, marsh, river, wildlife refuge, national grassland reserve, ponderosa forest, strawberry plantations, potato fields and pastureland.  There are conifer-covered mountainsides, grassy slopes and watery sinks.  Heaven for raptor lovers, it can also be a rich birding spot in any season.  The weather can present you with freezing fog in winter or blistering arid heat in summer.   Fuller will highlight when and where to see nesting golden eagles, ferruginous hawks, black terns, redheads, long-billed curlew, Wilson’s phalarope and more.  Winter specialties include numerous rough-legged hawks, drifts of tundra swans, and, in some years, snow buntings.   You are invited to join us and hear Harry’s inside information on birding in this area that has various habitat and numerous bird species!

Harry Fuller has lived in Oregon since 2007 and now makes his home in McMinnville.  Before retirement he worked in TV and Internet news, mostly in San Francisco.  He and his wife also lived four years in London and Paris where they had a chance to bird and visit many parts of Europe.  Harry has written three natural history books, including Freeway Birding, which describes birding spots along I-5 between San Francisco and Seattle, and The Great Gray Owl, which describes the great gray owl population in the Pacific states.  Fuller has been leading birding trips and teaching birding classes since the 1990’s.  He annually leads birding trips in Oregon and Washington for Klamath Bird Observatory, Road Scholar and Golden Gate Audubon.

Later this year Oregon State University Press will publish a book of essays about Malheur Wildlife Refuge, titled Edge of Awe.  It will include Fuller’s essay on the common nighthawks which are seen there in abundance.  His birding blog is at atowhee.blog.

Birder’s Night is a monthly program presented by Salem Audubon Society on the second Tuesday of each month from September to May.   Meetings are free and open to the public and are held in the Carrier Room of the United First Methodist Church, 600 State Street.  The church asks that all attending use the State Street entrance.   Salem Audubon always appreciates donations to support its conservation education and stewardship programs.  For more information contact the Audubon office at (503) 588-7340.

 

 

 

 

Klamath Area Mountain Bluebird; photo by Kirk Gooding                             White-faced Ibis; photo by Kirk Gooding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Reblogged this on Wolf's Birding and Bonsai Blog.


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