Membership Meeting: Toucans, Tanagers and Anacondas

May 15th, 7:00 PM Room 151 Hall of Science, Whitman College

Amazon Hut Chris Howard will be giving a presentation on Toucans, Tanagers and Anacondas: Further adventures of Condor Man in South America. This presentation will offer an insider’s view of living with an indigenous family high in the Andes Mountains.

There will be stories of exploration and plentiful photos of birds and wildlife from the mountains, cloud-forest and Amazon basin. Be ready for fun and adventure.

Field Trip - Saturday May 31st - Summer Birds - 7:30AM

Grosbeak Image Join Rodger and Ginger Shoemake as they take a leisurely walk along Foster Road and South Fork Russell Creek Road looking and listening for summer migrants. By the end of May all the summer nesting birds should be back. We will be looking for warblers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, vireos, Bullock's orioles, black-headed grosbeaks, house wrens and more. Early morning is the best time to see and hear the birds.

This will be a half-day trip and will involve some walking so dress accordingly. Bring water, a snack and a friend or two. Meet at Harper Joy Theatre.
If you plan to attend this field trip E-mail Ginger

Field Trip - Saturday June 21st - Wildflowers in the Blues - 8:00AM

wildflowers June is time to join Priscilla Dauble for a trip to the Tollgate area of the Blue Mountains to look for wildflowers (and birds and butterflies). In the past we have seen as many as 80 different species of wildflowers.

This will be an all-day trip and we will be doing quite a bit of walking so bring plenty of food and water. Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Don't forget your binoculars and field guides if you have them.

We will meet at the Harper Joy Theater parking lot and car pool. Please call Priscilla at 529-7939 if you plan to attend.


Come join us as we walk around Bennington Lake on Tuesday mornings. It's fun to see what birds are present at different times of the year and to enjoy the changes of the seasons at the lake. The walks last 2-3 hours. We do not walk in inclement weather. For more information E-mail Ginger Shoemake

Yellow-headed Blackbird