The East Cascades Audubon Society kicks off another season of Birding By Ear guided birdwalks on March 4, 2019. Dave Tracy will be leading walks each Tuesday thru mid-June, and we look forward to seeing what migrants show up over the course of the upcoming spring season.
We'll meet at Sawyer Park along the Deschutes River starting at 8:00am (view a map): Attendance is FREE and ALL AGES, and skill levels are welcome to attend. Bring your binoculars and be prepared for chilly weather, so dress warm with gloves and appropriate footwear. Typical time and distances will vary, but generally the walk will from 1.5-3 miles long over the course of a 1.5-2 hour walk. Our objective is for all to have an enjoyable time and get to know our local birds better, by sight as well as by ear. We will focus early on getting to know the relatively small number of resident and wintering birds and then share the excitement as we note the arrival of neotropical migrant wrens, vireos, swallows, swifts and others. The morning chorus will fill the air with song over the next few months, and knowing the bird vocalizations adds another level of enjoyment and strengthens our connection to nature as we soak in this wonderful seasonal phenomenon. Contact Dave Tracy for more information. Tel (541) 390-9931