provided by:

Priscilla Sokolowski

Eugene, OR

Photos from personal trips  AND trips with

“Birds of Oregon and General Science” (BOGS)


Priscilla’s  

Bird photography


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BOGS (Birds of Oregon and General Science)

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Questions about BOGS? EMAIL: priscilla@blog.priscillanhk.com

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The Campbell Center is located at 2nd and High Street, Eugene, OR, right near Skinner Butte Park, very near to the Willamette River, Click here for a map showing location of Celeste Campbell Center

BOGS PRESENTATIONS:
We have presentations by speakers on 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. The presentations cover a wide range of science-related topics. These ususally run from 9-11am at Celeste Campbell Center.
*(The one exception to the 9am starting time on presentation days, (ie 1st and 3rd Thursdays), is the end-of-term Potluck,which begins at 10am)

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Bird Walks
Our bird walks are led by Steve Barron. We meet before 9am to arrange car-pooling and drive to our destinations. Once there, we usually walk for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, and get back to Campbell Center around 11:30. Some destinations are further away, such as Finley Refuge and Elijah Bristow Park, so our return might be Noon or even as late as 1:00pm. Usually at least some people want to get back earlier so they arrange to ride together in one car. Trips with later return times are always announced as such ahead of time.

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SUMMER BIRDING

Our Summer birding program is informal and less structured.
Doris announced that we will go birding on 2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays as we do the rest of the year. Anyone interested in birding should meet at 8am at the Campbell Center parking lot and the group members will then decide amongst themselves where to go birding that day. I will usually be up to date with what birds have been recently reported at various local sites, so we can use that information to help us make a choice. Doris has sent out by email, a composite list of all the places Steve Barron has taken us, as well as additional places we have gone in previous Summers. Her list can be seen further down.

While I (Priscilla) will probably be there most Thursdays, I am not promising to be there EVERY Thursday. Jody will attend some of the bird walks, but also will not always be there. When neither Jody nor I are there, the group can choose a place to go from the list of BOGS birding locations provided by Doris (by email).

What about birding EVERY Thursday?
I have an idea. During our bird walks, we can check in with each other to see if there is enough interest to have a bird walk the following week (on a 1st or 3rd Thursday). If several people are interested I will post that on this page so others can find out too.
For the June 21 Thursday it looks like it is going to be pretty hot so I didn't ask folks about going out that day.

  1. Delta Ponds at the Valley River Center Bike Bridge
  2. North Delta Ponds area - with parking on Goodpasture Island Road.
  3. Fern Ridge Reservoir at the end of Royal Ave. (park on road unless you have a permit from Fish and Wildlife),
  4. Perkins Peninsula off West 11th, with the Cantrell Rd. addition
  5. Kirk Pond, at the base of Fern Ridge Dam and nearby park area.
  6. Mt. Pisgah arboretum, note parking permits very important here, day passes can be purchased at the parking area.
  7. Golden Gardens, take Barger Dr. off 99, then right at Golden Gardens St., (just past Beltline) to end of road.
  8. EWEB Wetlands, west side of EWEB building off Roosevelt, between Beltline and Bertelson.
  9. Millrace bicycle path in Springfield.
  10. Dorris Ranch
  11. Clearwater Landing
  12. Alton Baker Park - walking from Campbell Center.
  13. East Alton Baker Park, access by walking south on utility road east of Auzen Stadium and east of BMX track
  14. Skinner’s Butte - walking from Campbell Center.
  15. Heron Park, at Aspen and D street in Springfield
  16. Checkermallow Access to Meadowlark Prairie: (on Royal Ave, east of Greenhill Rd).
  17. Halsey Raptor run, a car tour through areas northeast of Eugene.
  18. Stewart Pond, off Bertelson on Stewart Rd.
  19. Hileman County Park, 2.5 miles north of Beltline turn right on E Beacon. At junction turn left on Hileman Ln
  20. Elijah Bristow State Park, off Hywy 58, between Trent and Dexter
  21. Zumwalt County Park, Vista Dr., Veneta
  22. Riverbend Hospital. The south end of the building has trails in a shady, very nice area for hot weather.

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OTHER NEWS

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BOGS member Lee Farren painted the image displayed here from a photograph I took near Warner Wetlands on the Lakeview Trip, May 2018

To see it nearly twice as large, click on the image at right, then click on the image that opens.

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THE NEXT BOGS BIRDWALK, SUMMER, 2018

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

SUMMER BIRDING - 2nd bird walk
8am-11am (or later)
We get a nice crew of experienced birders during the Summer. Come and join us!

Meet at Campbell Center parking lot before 8am. We will decide then and there where to go birding that day.

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MOST RECENT SLIDESHOWS AND TRIP REPORTS ADDED TO WEBSITE:
(both BOGS and non-BOGS)
Most recent additions are nearer to top; ie; not in chronological order

NEW ADDITION TO WEBSITE:
A PHOT0-BLOG
Begun February, 2018

Last updated: April 2, 2018
This Photo-Blog listing will remain here at the top of the list of new additions. I will show the date of most recent update of the Photo-Blog. These will be photos not in slideshows or trip reports.
When only a few good photos are taken they do not warrant a dedicated slideshow page but may deserve to be seen. I will put those in this photo-blog.
Gadwall male

Mt Pisgah Arboretum_
June 14, 2018

Male Bullock's Oriole feeding young. Photo by Don Laufer

LAKEVIEW 3-day Birding Trip
May 22-24, 2018

(TWO PHOTO SETS!! One by Priscilla and one by Don Laufer)

Black-crowned Night Heron, photo by Priscilla

BOGS Perkins Peninsula
May 10, 2018

Acorn Wooddpecker - photo by Priscilla

BOGS Golden Gardens; trip report and photos by Don Laufer
April 26, 2018

Killdeer; photo by Don Laufer

BOGS Skinner Butte
April 12, 2018

Black-throated Gray Warbler. Photo by Don Laufer

BOGS Walterville Reservoir
Mar. 29, 2018

Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Photo by Don Laufer

Red Foxes Slideshow!
March 15, 2018

Red Fox

TRIP REPORT: BOGS Delta Ponds along river
Mar. 8, 2018

Anna's Hummingbird

MAP: Steve's Hand Drawn Map
Route of Raptor Run we drove Jan 25, 2018

Thumbnail view of Map

BOGS Heron Park bird walk
Feb 8, 2018

Mallard and Bufflehead

Don Laufer: Ruff Park
Fox Sparrow & Pileated Woodpecker
Jan 19, 2018

Slideshow

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VIDEOS:
Fox Sparrow & Pileated Woodpecker
Fox Sparrow scratching for grubs
Pileated Woodpecker Slow-Motion

Jennifer, Janet, LaRue and I visited D-Hill Owls
Feb 9, 2018

Short-eared Owl

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THE LATEST BIRDS REPORTED to eBIRD in Lane County

Back in February or April, the folks who do the computer programming at Cornell's eBird.org website, re-did much of the website. While their work made improvements, especially in the ease of use by smartphones, one unfortunate result is that the widgets by BirdTrax, which use eBird data, no longer function. This will probably be a permanent state of affairs, so I have removed the widgets from the "Recent Sightings" page of this website. I still have a frame with working links from the eBird.org site, so plenty of information can still be gleaned that way.

RECENT SIGHTINGS reported to eBIRD for Lane County

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ALL BOGS TRIP REPORTS & SLIDESHOWS

Jan 2013 - Present

ALL Non-BOGS SLIDESHOWS from Trips, Festivals, Projects

2013-Present

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WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE DO THINGS:

PRACTICES & PROTOCOLS

HOW IT ALL CAME ABOUT:

OUR HISTORY

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About the thumbnail photos:
The rows of thumbnail-sized photos adorning the home page are some of my best photos or else some of my most interesting. Most of them were taken on non-BOGS birding outings. If you click on a thumbnail it will give you a full screen view of the image. Use the back button/arrow on your browser to return to the home page.

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