February Meeting - The Owls of Walla Walla County - Thursday February 18th 7:00 PM
Room Number - Olin Hall, Room 157

Owls

Mike Denny and George Jameson will provide a discussion on the "Owls of Walla Walla County". Where you might find the different owl species, what habitat and nesting environments they prefer, what they eat, and when they nest and raise their young will be included in the discussion. Images of the owls taken by local photographers will accompany the presentation. The species that will be discussed are Barn Owl, Western Screech-Owl, Great Horned Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Burrowing Owl, Barred Owl, Great Gray Owl, Long-eared Owl, Short-eared Owl, and Northern Saw-whet Owl. During the presentation we will detail the current BMAS Barn Owl Nest Box Project and it's hoped for impact on the Barn Owl Population within our area. Come join us for a lively and informative presentation.

Field Trip: Saturday February 20th
9:00 AM Until 4:00 PM
Waterfowl of Western Walla Walla County

Geese

The Waterfowl of Western Walla Walla County - Saturday, February 20th – 9:00 AM February is one of the best months to see huge numbers of waterfowl and Bald Eagles that winter along the Columbia River. Snow Geese, Canvasback, Mergansers, Grebes, Goldeneye, Scaup, Tundra and Trumpter Swans and lots of other waterfowl species can be seen at McNary NWR and nearby locations. We will also look for raptors and other birds along the way. George Jameson will lead this fun trip to western Walla Walla County, where on a good day we could see over 50 species of birds. Meet at the Harper Joy Theater parking lot at 9:00 a.m. and we will car pool. Bring a lunch, something warm to drink, your binoculars, a field guide, and a friend or two for a rewarding day of birding. If you don’t have a scope, several will be available to allow you to get close looks at the birds. We will return late afternoon. If you have any questions, call George Jameson - 541-923-9845 or E-mail George

TUESDAY BIRD WALKS AT BENNINGTON LAKE - Start Time 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

Fox Sparrow