Next Meeting - October 16th, 7:00 PM Room 151 Hall of Science, Whitman College
Waterfowl and Winterbirds

Lots of Birds

The October Blue Mountain Audubon Society Program will be presented by George Jameson, a member of Blue Mountain Audubon, and will review the waterfowl and other birds that come into and through our area during the winter months. Emphasis will be on Ducks both dabblers and divers but there will also be information on the Geese that are found here, the Eagles that follow the waterfowl, the Swans that are seen in the various ponds, and the Sandhill Crane that pass through our area.

The presentation will be a fun filled event consisting of still images, video, and informational slides covering many of the species found in this area. Additionally we will utilize maps to discuss locations where you can look for these birds of the water.

George has traveled extensively throughout the United States volunteering his time at different national wildlife refuges. He has an extensive collection of images and will share both these images and his knowledge of waterfowl and the other winter birds during the presentation.

Field Trip - Saturday October 11th - Blue Mountain Wildlife Open House - 11:00AM

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Blue Mountain Wildlife is a volunteer nonprofit organization in Pendleton, Oregon. They provide treatment and care of orphaned, sick and injured wildlife (primarily birds of prey) with the objective of returning them to their natural habitat. Each year they hold an open house so people can learn more about the birds being rehabilitated and the center. Blue Mountain Audubon is a financial supporter of this worthy organization.

Join Paul and Judy Treman on this visit to the center. You will see rescued hawks, eagles, owls and other birds that are currently being rehabilitated and meet the educational birds (ones that cannot be released because their injuries were too severe). We will bird on our way to Pendleton looking for late migrants and wintering birds. Bring your binoculars, food, water, and a friend or two on this fun outing. We will car pool and return about 4:00.

Please Click Here to e-mail Paul and Judy if you plan to attend or call them at (509)527-0722.

TUESDAY BIRD WALKS AT BENNINGTON LAKE - Start Time As of Sept 30th will be 9:00AM

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.

The start time for the walks will change with the seasons. For more information E-mail Ginger Shoemake

Yellow-headed Blackbird