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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Jody and Priscilla will facilitate Summer bird walks on 2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays through the Summer. These walks will begin at 8am. Since the Campbell Center opens at 8:30am, we will meet in the parking lot in front of the building at 8am

Destinations will be chosen by the group at the time we meet for the walk (at 8am). If there has been some recent bird activity of special interest posted on OBOL, or displayed in eBird, that information will be posted here before the morning of the walk.

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Next Bird Walk of Summer, Aug 10, 2017:
DESTINATION: ELIJAH BRISTOW PARK
Meet as usual at the Campbell Center before 8am to arrange car pooling.
Bristow Park is about 25 minutes southeast along Highway 58.

Bristow Park has been a popular destination for our Summer birding group. We have gone there two if not three of the last four Summers. An additional feature is that a Cascara bush at the draws a variety of birds. While Zumwalt Park also has this feature, we have already been to Zumwalt this Summer.

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MAPS and DIRECTIONS
Get onto I-5 heading South, and near Goshen, take the Hwy58 exit. Take Hwy 58 until you pass Rattlesnake Road. (There is a stoplight there)
After maybe another mile or so, watch for a Chevron Gas station on your left. That will be Wheeler Road.
STREETVIEW of Chevron station at Wheeler Rd intersection.
Turn Left on Wheeler and follow it around about 1/2 mile. There is a state park sign at the Park road entrance.
STREETVIEW of State Park sign at park road entrance along Wheeler Rd.

Satellite view of parking area
Close-up MAP of parking area and trails.
(We will walk SOME of the path marked in yellow)

State of Oregon Parks Dept PDF document MAP of entire Bristow Park trail system.

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Future Bird Walks: August 24 and Aug 31, 2017
DESTINATIONS:
Not yet chosen. If nothing special comes up, the group will decide on a destination when we meet just before 8am.
If something special shows up in our area which might be of enough interest to chase down, Priscilla will provide information about it on this webpage or else present it to the group for consideration

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MOST RECENT SLIDESHOWS AND TRIP REPORTS ADDED TO WEBSITE:
(both BOGS and non-BOGS)

Checkermallow Owlets
Photos taken April 10, 2017 by Don Laufer

Young Owl in nest. Photo by Don Laufer

Checkermallow Great Horned Owl Nest
Photos taken April 8, 2017
Those of you who were on the BOGS walk the day this nest was first seen, (Jan 27 at Checkermallow), know how far away the nest is from any public access location. Using a spotting scope and the 50X of my Canon SX50, I was able to see that there are THREE babies in the nest, about 4 or 5 weeks old.
Young Owlets in nest. Photo by Priscilla

BOGS Skinner Butte
March 30, 2017
Red-breasted Sapsucker by Don Laufer


BOGS Finley Wildlife Refuge
Mar 23, 2017
Rufous Hummingbird by Don Laufer

I don't seem to be working on a full trip report
for the new Springfield Millrace Trail,
though I actually have the whole report nearly done.
I went back Thurs Mar 16 when the lighting was much better and took photos providing some wide angle views of Jasper Slough, the Millrace itself as well as pics of Northwestern Turtles, a Black Phoebe, Hooded Mergansers, and Ring-necked Ducks.
I will upload this hopefully by Thurs, March 23. (posted March 17)

BOGS Late Photo Additions:
March 31, 2017
While these photos have been added to the slideshows to which they belong, some of you may have viewed those before they were added.
Red-spotted Garter Snake (thamnophus sirtalis concinnus)

BOGS North Delta Ponds
March 9, 2017
Great Blue Heron standing in nest

BOGS Stewart Pond
March 2, 2017

Dunlin photo by Sat Nam Singh

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THE LATEST BIRDS REPORTED to eBIRD in our area:

I am excited to report that the BIRDTRAX widgets
have been restored to full functionality!!

There is now a STATEWIDE RARITIES widget,
as well as a REGIONAL RARITIES (within 40 miles).
As before, there are also widgets covering from Albany in the north to Oakridge to the south.

Most eBird data provides only confirmed sightings, but a rare bird might not stick around as long as it takes for a report to be confirmed by local eBird reviewers. This widget gives the quickest public access to reports of such sightings.

CLICK HERE for the RARE and RECENT BIRD sightings.

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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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