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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UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018: Presentation by Jim Anderson; 9-11am

Naturalist Jim Anderson, nearly life-long consultant to Oregon Biologists and Wildlife agencies and widely respected by both ranchers and conservationists, will inform and entertain us with findings from his work on Golden Eagles and other raptors in Eastern Oregon. Jim is very knowledgeable and is a great story teller as well.

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ALSO Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018: Presentation by Jim Anderson at LAKERIDGE:
At the Lakeridge of Eugene clubhouse at 2:00 pm on THURSDAY, Oct. 18th

If you miss Jim's presentation at BOGS in the morning, he will repeat his presentation in the afternoon at Lakeridge.
Naturalist Jim Anderson, widely respected by both ranchers and conservationists, will give an illustrated presentation from his lifelong study of eagles and other raptors in central Oregon. Jim will also speak of his work helping sheep ranchers deal with coyote predation on their flocks.
A $3.00 donation is appreciated. (Coffee and some snacks are usually provided)

To reach Lakeridge, drive on North Delta Highway northward for approximately 1/2 mile. On your right you will see a large brick sign saying Lakeridge of Eugene. Drive through the gate and continue straight until you come to the clubhouse parking lot. You can park in the lot or on the street, but not in the mailbox parking lot.

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Thursday, Oct 25, 2018: Bird Walk led by Floyd Weitzel
Destination: To be announced at BOGS meeting Oct 18

We meet inside the Campbell Center before 9am to arrange car-pooling and drive to our destination, planning to be back by noon.

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BASIC INFORMATION

BOGS PRESENTATIONS:
From September through May, We have presentations by speakers on 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, (and bird walks on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays of the months from Sept - May). The presentations during the academic year cover a wide range of science-related topics. Presentations and bird walks during those months run from 9-11am
*(The exception to the 9am starting time for presentations is the end-of-term Potluck, which begins at 10am and runs until Noon)

Bird Walks
From September through May, our bird walks are led by Steve Barron. We meet inside the Campbell Center 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 (or two) car(s). Trips with later return times are always announced as such ahead of time.

WHERE WE MEET:
The Campbell Center is located at 2nd and High Street, Eugene, OR, right near Skinner Butte Park, very near to the Willamette River. Presentations are inside the bldg. For Bird Walks, during Sept-May, meet inside before 9am. During SUMMER MONTHS meet in the PARKING LOT in front of the bldg to plan the location and car-pooling. Click here for a map showing location of Celeste Campbell Center

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
BOGS PRACTICES & PROTOCOLS
HISTORY OF BOGS
BIRDING RESOURCES - other group bird walks, Oregon online Birding site guides etc

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FALL TERM CALENDAR

(updated to reflect Steve Barron's absence due to surgery; Floyd Weizel's bird walk dates, and a RAPTOR RUN Nov 29 to be led by yours truly, Priscilla Sokolowski).

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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

Clearwater Landing_
Oct 11, 2018

Spotted Towhee - photo by Don Laufer

Fern Ridge (Royal)
Sept 27, 2018

American Pipit- photo by Priscilla

BOGS first Fall bird walk. Delta Ponds along the river
Sept 13, 2018

Osprey

ROAD SCHOLAR TRIP TO MAINE: "A Birder's Dream; Birding Down East Maine"
Aug 19-24, 2018
This first page is a slideshow to Monday's Machias Seal Island (10 miles out to Sea) where Atlantic Puffins were very approachable
Jody took some fantastic photographs there!
There are also links to the rest of our trip for Tues-Thurs. but you can access that page separately (see below).

Atlantic Puffin - photo by Jody Fairchild

ROAD SCHOLAR TRIP TO MAINE: "A Birder's Dream; Birding Down East Maine" - PART 2
Aug 19-24, 2018

This webpage has everything else after the Puffin Boat trip we did on Monday.
It ends with another boat trip out to Head Harbor Passage where tides range 16 feet and whales and gulls congregate to feed on shrimp and krill caught up in massive currents and upwelling waters.

Minke Whale

ANNUAL SLIDESHOW, Best Photos, Sept 2017 to Sept 2018
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - photo by Don Laufer

BOGS Alton Baker Park,
Aug 30, 2018

MINK! - photo by Priscilla

BOGS Zumwalt County Park
Aug 2, 2018

Western Grebe with babies riding on her back - photo by Priscilla

BOGS Fern Ridge Royal
July 26, 2018

Juvenile Robin - photo by Priscilla

Riverbend Hospital Trails
July 12, 2018

Baby Robin calling for food - photo by Priscilla

Kirk Park (below Fern Ridge dam)
July 5, 2018

Violet Green Swallow - photo by Don Laufer
River Otter - photo by Priscilla

East Alton Baker Park (Whilamut Natural Area)
June 28, 2018

Brown Creeper - photo by Priscilla

Mt Pisgah Arboretum - First Summer 2018 Bird Walk. The action was HOT!!
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

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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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