provided by:

Priscilla Sokolowski

Eugene, OR

Photos from personal trips  AND trips with

“Birds of Oregon and General Science” (BOGS)


Bird photography

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BOGS (Birds of Oregon and General Science)

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Questions about BOGS?

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We Return to Live Presentations Sept 7, 2023. These will run through May 31, 2024
Meetings/(live meetings/presentations) 9-11 are on 1st and 3rd THURSDAYS of each month. (Scroll further down for the calendar of Speaker presentations and their topics. If the calendar is not current, write to Priscilla at to get current information)

MEETING LOCATION (live presentations):
215 W. C St., Springfield OR 97477
Phone: 541-736-4444

BIRD WALKS: Bird walks are 8-11 on 2nd and 4th THURSDAYS; until the end of August. Beginning in September bird walks will be 9-12Noon.
Membership is not required to go on bird walks; nor is there any fee. Bird walk destinations and leaders are announced via our weekly Tuesday email to members. This web page is not always kept current regarding upcoming bird walks partly because the bird walk leaders often do inform me of their destination until 2 days before the walk; and also partly because of the time it takes to duplicate the efforts of putting together he weekly email announcements in a format for this webpage. We recommend you get on our email list by coming to a BOGS meeting or writing to Priscilla at

NOTE: EXTENDED TRIPS involving Willamalane mini-busses driving through interesting bird areas: SPACE IS LIMITED! Seats will necessarily have to be limited to those who have pre-registered through Willamalane Activities Center

With regard to carpooling to bird-walk destinations, carpooling is your choice. At this time we ask you to drive to the DESTINATION for that day at the starting time to meet the bird walk leader and those participating.

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Academic year presentations: Sept - May; All events begin at 9am unless stated otherwise

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PRESENTATION: Sept 7; 9-11 am
Speaker: August Jackson
Topic: Bees of Steens Mtn

August Jackson works as the Interpretation/Coordinator at Mount Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene Oregon. In addition to his work at the Arboretum, August has expertise in the native bees of the Pacific Northwest and is an instructor with the Oregon Bee Atlas out of Oregon State University. He has authored a comprehensive guide to the bees of the Willamette Valley and has discovered bee species new to the state of Oregon. August is a passionate science communicator and frequently delivers talks and leads classes on native bees and pollination ecology around the state.

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Bird Walk: Thursday, 9-Noon, Sept. 14, 2023
LEADER: Priscilla S.
Delta Ponds along the river.

Park near the Maury-Jacob bike/pedestrian bridge near Valley River Center. We will meet on the bridge at 9am and begin by birding there. Next we will walk the east bike path(VRC side of river) downriver; stopping at numerous places according to the "action". Eventually we will reach the place where there is another large pond on the right and culverts passing beneath the bike path. That will be our turn-around point.

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PRESENTATION: Sept 21; 9-11 am
Speaker: Paul Englemeyer
Topic:Sharing Conservation Efforts and Successes

Paul Engelmeyer’s love of fishing and forests brought him to the NW in 1975. After working in the woods all over Region 6 - OR, WA and Idaho - from tree-planting to tree climbing for cones he transitioned to being a part of the OSU Marbled Murrelet research team. When the first Murrelet nest was found in Oregon’s forests in the early 1990s he made another shift to full time advocacy. Salmon recovery as well as protecting habitat the ESA listed Murrelet and other species dependent on older forest habitat became the focus - protection and restoration. He was also on the Salmon Advisory Subpanel and Habitat Committee for the Pacific Fisheries Management Council dealing with salmon management within the PNW.

He has years of experience managing the Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary (located near Yachats) for the Portland Audubon. During his service on Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC), he helped with the advocacy for and the development of the system of marine reserves and protected areas in Oregon’s territorial sea. He helped form the Cape Perpetua Collaborative which includes federal, and state agenices as well as business partners on the central coast.

He has also managed lands for The Wetlands Conservancy located in Alsea Bay, Beaver Creek and Yaquina Bay. 25 years ago he and few coastal community members intiated the MidCoast Watersheds Counci. Their working footprint includes Salmon River/Cascade Head in the north to Heceta Head in the south approximately 1ML acres with about the Siuslaw NF being the major landlowner. Sharing conservation efforts and successes thru field trips and presentations with students and potential partners is one of his passions.

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BIRD WALK: Thursday, Sept 28, 2023; 9-Noon,
LEADER: Janet N.
North Delta Ponds:

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PRESENTATION: Oct. 5; 9-11 am
Speaker: Cal Penkauskas
Topic:Cal Penkauskas: "This presentation shares findings from Cal's graduate work that investigates how birds utilize hazelnut orchards and how landscape context affects bird diversity."

"Cal moved to Eugene in 2012 to pursue a college education and has since received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Oregon. While working in the Hallett Lab, Cal has spent the last 5 years investigating how agricultural practices in the Willamette Valley can align with habitat conservation goals. Almost all the hazelnuts grown in the U.S. are found in Oregon and the industry is in a period of expansion - understanding how bird communities change in relation to orchard age and wildland habitat is key to sustainable agriculture production in the region for the coming decades."

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BIRD WALK: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023; 9 a.m. to 1? or 2? p.m.,
LEADER: Betsy H.
DESTINATION: Snagboat Bend (near Peoria)
(BOGS has not yet walked the trails at this site. We attempted to last year but the river had been running high and trails were flooded).

This destination is roughly 30 miles Northwest of Eugene in Linn County. This region on the East side and adjacent to the Willamette River, was added to Finley Wildlife Refuge Complex (approx 2000?) some decades after the larger refuge was established (which was approx. 1955) on the West side of the Willamette River. "This extensive backwater slough, formed by the confluence of Lake Creek and the Willamette River, provides habitat for waterfowl, western pond turtles, black-tailed deer, and a large great blue heron rookery."
As is the case with Finley Refuge, Trails are closed from Nov. 1 to April 1 to protect the Wintering Wildlife.

Most people will very likely choose to drive there independently, with the intention of arriving at 9 a.m. (directions are given further down).
For those who wish to drive in a group together, we will meet BEFORE 8 a.m. in the parking lot for Jerry's Home Improvement, just north of Beltline on Hwy 99. Enter the lot and then turn left; then park at the side closest to Hwy 99 where we can easily find each other. We'll drive slowly and try to stay in a group. My estimate is that those of us in the group caravan will arrive at SNAGBOAT BEND around 8:45 to 9 a.m.

We will drive to Harrisburg via Hwy 99W through Junction City and Hwy 99E from Junction City to Harrisburg. At the north end of Junction City we want Hwy 99E which splits off at an angle to the right, (while Hwy 99W would go off to the left). Hwy 99E crosses the Willamette River and enters Harrisburg. At the north end of Harrisburg, we turn left on PEORIA RD and take that to SNAG BOAT BEND, which is marked by a sign on the left side of the road.
Site and trail DESCRIPTION:
There are some longer trail options, so this trip might easily run past Noon, returning to Eugene closer to 1 p.m. or possibly even as late as 2:00 p.m. (these are only estimates). We recommend you bring a lunch and water or beverages. Of course, people may return home at any time but we ask that you let the trip leader know you are leaving.

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PRESENTATION: Oct. 19; 9-11 am
Speaker: Jeff Fleischer.
TopicWinter Birds of Prey & survey routes project
I was born and raised in SE PA and moved to Oregon in 1969 to attend Oregon State University. I graduated in February 1973 with a degree in Wildlife Management. During three summers while attending OSU, I was fortunate to be selected to work as a Student Trainee for the US Fish and Wildlife Service on three different national wildlife refuges. Upon graduation from OSU, I was hired on permanently as an assistant refuge manager and spent 1.5 years at Malheur NWR in SE OR. I was promoted to another refuge in northern TX where I worked for 2 years before again being promoted back to the west coast where I worked as one of the primary assistant managers on the Klamath Basin NWRs Complex. I resigned in 1984 to work with the US Postal Service in Albany, OR for another 25 years before finally retiring from federal service.

During my Postal Service years, I became very active in birding throughout Oregon. Once my two sons went off to college, I found more time to devote to Winter birding in Linn County. It became apparent to me that the grass fields throughout the county supported hundreds of birds of prey each winter.

Drawing on my USFWS refuge days when I did a lot of wildlife survey work, I put together a few survey routes in Linn County and actively surveyed and reported to the OR birding list serve OBOL, the huge number of raptors that I counted. This caught the the attention of a lot of folks monitoring OBOL around the state and because of that, I initiated the Winter Raptor Survey Project which was and continues to be sponsored by the East Cascades Audubon Society is based in Bend, OR. The first year of the the project, I put together 79 routes throughout Oregon for folks to survey. Nineteen years later, the project now covers 551 routes covering more than 32,000 miles of survey transects surveyed by 450 primary volunteers throughout all of OR, WA, and ID and small parts of northern CA and UT as well as western MT. (My BOGS program) is entitled “Birds of Prey in the Pacific Northwest - East Cascades Audubon Society Winter Birds of Prey Project”, will offer the audience a look Into the Raptor Project as well as provide attendees with a collection of pretty stunning photos, taken mostly by project participants, of all the species that we have found on our surveys. Hopefully, by the end of the program, everyone will have a new grasp of the various species of birds of prey found in the northwest, where they can be expected to be found and in what numbers, and maybe address some of those tough ID situations that we run into from time to time in the field :)

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BIRD WALK: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023; 9-Noon,

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PRESENTATION: Nov. 2; 9-11 am
Speaker: ---NONE SCHEDULED ----
Topic:--- NONE ---


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This Winter Season we are arranging tohost our Raptor Runs through Willamalane, using a Mini-bus, which holds 14 passengers. This allows the entire group to ride together and communicate with each other easily along the way; while not having to drive their own vehicles.

We are planning one Raptor Run each month November through March, so there will be five such trips available over the Winter. The duration or each trip is expected to be 8am to 2pm (on the trip route itself); with a 3pm return to Willamalane.

Pre-registration (through Willamalane) will be required. Since space will be limited, seats will be filled in the order in which people register. Since these trips will be announced in the Willamalane catalog and open to the general public, we urge BOGS members to register AS SOON AS REGISTRATION OPENS.
Bring snacks, drinks, and lunch!
Most of these will be trips to Linn County, but we might do a North-Lane County trip at some point as well.

Tentative Dates
Nov. 9;
Jan. - Feb. - Mar. These three months the raptor trips will probably all be on the 4th Thursday of the month

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FIRST RAPTOR RUN : Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023; 9-Noon,

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PRESENTATION: Nov. 16; 9-11 am
Speaker: Ellen Cantor
The wonders of the mid-America bird migration

If variety is the spice of life, I certainly must like it hot, having lived my life as a horse logger and organic farmer in North Idaho, an Instructor in the English Department at LCC, as well as a variety of this and that in-between. Yet throughout all my life changes, my deep love of and connection to the natural world has carried through. While living in Idaho, I learned about the forest ecosystem, particularly focusing on the flora, so when the opportunity of taking on a formative role in Lane’s nascent Interdisciplinary college-wide program known as Learning Communities, I jumped at the chance. Here my students and I could discover some of the many ways that our constructed and natural worlds dynamically relate. And, of course, my first collaboration involved designing a Learning Community with two Biology professors, one who taught a Wildflowers of Oregon class, and the other a Birds of Oregon class, while I offered a writing course. When other English instructors spent glorious spring days in the classroom, I would often be off on a field trip with our students and my colleagues, learning more about the flora, but now, also, the birds. And now, over 20 years later and 9 years of retirement, the birds have taken over; As well as my deep appreciation of the welcoming and generous birding community whose many members have mentored me over the years.

I’ve spent much time traveling and volunteering in Central and South America, especially Ecuador during the last 15 years, and birding has always played a significant role, as well as my lifelong involvement with photography, in which birds have now become the star subjects. I’ve primarily been an independent traveler, rather than relying on organized tours. In the Spring of 2022, my friend Nancy Clogston and I decided to take a road trip to experience the wonders of the mid-America bird migration. we met at one of the epicenters of this migration, the northwestern corner of Ohio at Maumee Bay State Park on the southwestern shores of Lake Erie, where we had reserved a campsite for 9 days. This presentation evolved from that trip.

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PRESENTATION: Dec. 7; 9-11 am
Speaker: Matthew Betts
Topic: Plant and Animal Responses to Forest Management

Dr. Matthew Betts is a professor and Ruth Spaniol Chair of Natural Resources Conservation in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, where he has taught both undergraduates and graduates about forest biodiversity and management for 15 years.

Dr. Betts completed his undergraduate degree and PhD in forest science at the University of New Brunswick and conducted his postdoctoral research at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where he conducted research in population and molecular ecology.

Dr. Betts research focuses on plant and animal responses to forest management activities at local, regional, and global scales. He is the lead investigator for the Oregon Intensive Forest Management project, Lead Scientist for the H.J.Andrews Long-term Ecological Research Network. He is the author of over 140 peer-reviewed publications, (including in the journals Science and Nature, Nature Ecology and Evolution, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences); and his work has been profiled in the New York Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio, CBC, National Geographic, and Scientific American. His work is primarily funded by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation.

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This past Spring 2023(and last Fall 2022) Events can still be found Here!

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In the black navigation bar near the top of the website, the "INFO" button on the left end now will take you to the following page: That page has links to the CURRENT TERM CLENDAR as well as the Speaker list from the previous term (Fall 2022) you may have missed some really great presentations; Also on the INFO links page: the list of BOGS volunteers; and the History of BOGS. These pages have been updated to reflect the recent changes in our meeting location; the list of volunteers, and the addition of the Fall Term Speaker Calendar. Each of those pages has a "HOME PAGE" link to bring you back to the home page, or you can just use the back button on your browser.

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Recent additions: The most recent have already been announced. Nothing new has been submitted, so anyone wishing to have some of their photos added can send them to me! Most recenty added were:
Donna A. sent in Calliope Hummingbird photos and Neena H. tells an interesting story of vultures feeding on her property. Ginny McVickar and Carolyn Nielsen sent in photos of Osprey, Wood Ducks, Band-tailed Pigeons, and C. Geese chicks. Previously upoaded were two photos of newly arrived Evening Grosbeaks taken by BOGS member Ginny McVickar of Pleasant Hill to the photo-blog page, and Photos by Carolyn N, of Osprey, Wood Duck, Band-tailed Pigeon and C. Geese with chicks.
(Click on photo-blog link below)

(In the future you can get to the photo-blog by going to the top of this page to the black menu bar and clicking on "Blog(new)" at the right right end of the menu bar.

Send photos to or use my usual email address and I will upload them to the Photo-Blog page.
Members Photo-Blog

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Below I have included a list compiled by both Doris and myself, of all the places Steve Barron has taken us, as well as a few additional places we have gone only during previous Summers.

Here is a list of places BOGS has gone birding in the past

  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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Is that a (give bird name) that I hear singing?

BIRD SONGS: Online Resources - listen to any bird's songs or calls

If you have a smartphone, there are numerous apps for birding which can play the songs and calls of birds, but if you don't have one, you can go online and explore the songs and calls of any bird. Here are two exceptionally good websites for this:
XENO-CANTO Bird recordings
Here is an example recording from This is a recording of several Short-eared Owls harassing a Northern Harrier. The owls are doing a lot of their "barking" calls. The Harrier can be heard at 0.55 seconds and there-after.

The McCaulay library includes not only recordings of songs and calls, but also has photographs and videos of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians! Here is the "How to" page with instructions for using this website:
McCaulay Library

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CLICK HERE FOR: Winter Raptors: A Mini-Tutorial by Priscilla Sokolowski Meant for those not very familiar with Hawks and other raptors found in the Southern Willamette Valley from November to March, and who want some helpful "look-for-this" kinds of details. This tutorial includes the most common Winter-only species. It does not include some of the year-round hawks such as Cooper's, Sharp-shinned or Red-shouldered Hawks; nor does it include Owls. Some who have worked through this tutorial have found it very helpful and easy to use. Check it out before our Raptor Runs this Winter!

ACCESSING eBird Data to Find Birds
An online version of a Presentation made for BOGS by Priscilla Sokolowski
on June 20, 2019
A tutorial consisting of many screenshots of the various pages of the website, illustrating how to do various kinds of searches to find where birds are being seen; where to go looking for particular species (anywhere in the world); what is being seen recently (anywhere you want to know about); and more ...

How to REGISTER an account at and submit your birding checklists!
An online annotated tutorial made for BOGS by Priscilla Sokolowski

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In the list below,the most recently ADDED links are nearer to the top; (This isn't always the same as the order in which the walks took place).
NOTE: For the most complete and Chronological listing of BOGS slideshows and trip reports dating back to 2013, click on the "BOGS-LINKS" item on the black menu bar at top of this page.

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Willamalane Malheur Refuge
June 14, 2022

Ferruginous Hawks; photo by Don Laufer

Willamalane Ankeny & Baskett Slough Refuges
May 17, 2022

Black headed Grosbeak photo by Don Laufer

BOGS Booth-Kelly Millrace Trailhead
May 13, 2022

Common Yellowthroat; photo by Don Laufer

BOGS Heron Park
April 29, 2022

Wilson's Warbler; photo by Don Laufer

BOGS Skinner Butte
April 22, 2022

Bald Eagle in Nest; photo by Don Laufer

BOGS Fern Ridge Royal
April 8, 2022

Lincoln's Sparrow; photo by Don Laufer

BOGS Dorris Ranch
Sept. 30, 2021

Acorn Woodpecker: photo by Don Laufer

BOGS Thurston Hills
Old Weyerhauser Rd
Sept. 23, 2021

Landscape View; photo by Don Laufer

BOGS Delta Ponds
Sept. 9, 2021

Mink running; photo by Priscilla

BOGS Riverbend Trails

Aug 26, 2021

Cedar Waxwing photo by Priscilla Sokolowski

Raptor Run #2, Winter, 2021-22
Dec. 16, 2021

Rough-legged Hawk-photo by Steve Kilpatrick

Raptor Run #1, Winter, 2021-22
Nov. 6, 2021

Photo: American Bald Eagle by Don Delaufer

Kirk Pond
July 22, 2021

Northern Flicker - photo by Priscilla

Perkins Peninsula
July 8, 2021

Cedar Waxwing - photo by Don Laufer

Delta Ponds (north)
June 24, 2021

Kingfisher - photo by Don Laufer

Heron Park (east Alton Baker)
June 10, 2021

Great Blue Heron - photo by Priscilla

Clearwater Landing
May 27, 2021

Cedar Waxwings in nest - photo by Chris Kilpatrick

Mt Pisgah Arboretum
May 13, 2021

Western Tanager - photo by Priscilla

Jasper Millrace Path
April 29, 2021

Green Heron - photo by Priscilla

Fern Ridge Royal
April 22, 2021

Marsh Wren- photo by Don Laufer

Great Horned Owl fledglings!
Mar.26, 2021

Young GHO Fledgling-photo by Priscilla

NON-BOGS: SIX Winter Raptor Trips
Nov. 2020 - Mar. 2021

Burrowing Owl & Rough-legged Hawk
Linn County-photos by Priscilla
Birding trips were done from separate cars using two-way-radio communcations

BOGS Raptor Run #4
Feb. 27, 2020

Burrowing Owl - photo by Don Laufer

BOGS Checkermallow
Jan 23, 2020

BOGS Group - photo by Priscilla

BOGS Raptor Run #3
Jan. 16, 2020

Say's Phobe - photo by Priscilla

Non-bogs Williamson's Sapsucker in Eugene
Jan 9, 2020

Williamson's Sapsucker - photo by Priscilla

BOGS Stewart Pond
Jan 9, 2020

Western Meadowlark - photo by Priscilla

Non-bogs Oakridge Christmas Bird Count
Jan 9, 2020

Great Gray Owl - photo by Don Laufer

Raptor Run #2
Dec 19, 2019 - Linn County

Bald Eagle - photo by Priscilla

Faptor Run #1,
Dec 12, 2019 - Linn County

American Kestrel - photo by Priscilla

Three November Birding Trip SLIDESHOWS
Nov 7 (Finley); Nov 14 (Delta Ponds); Nov 21 (Hileman County Park);

Swan (Don Laufer); Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Priscilla Sokolowski); Red-breasted Sapsucker (Priscilla Sokolowski)

Five OCTOBER BOGS bird walk slide shows
Oct 3; 10; 17; 24; 31, 2019

Western Bluebirds, (Don Laufer); Green Island Ferry remnants, (Priscilla Sokolowski); Fox Sparrow, (Don Laufer); Anna's Hummingbird, (Greg Hyde); Townsend's Warbler, (Don Laufer)

Four SEPTEMBER BOGS bird walk slide shows
Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019

Yellow Warbler (Don Laufer); Western Tanager (Steve Barron); Flower (Don Laufer); Chorus Frog (Priscilla Sokolowski)

Five AUGUST BOGS bird walk slide shows
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019

Western Kingbird; Greater Yellowlegs; California Quail;

Western Wood Pewee; Black-headed Grosbeak
- photos by Priscilla and Don

Green Heron eating Lamprey larvae (ammocoetes)
July 2, 2019; 9am

Lamprey Larvae - photo by Priscilla Sokolowski

Summer Annual Birding at Finley Wildlife Refuge
July 25, 2019

Acorn Woodpecker
Photo by Priscilla

BOGS Summer Birding
Whilamut Area (east Alton Baker)
July 18, 2019

American Goldfinch
Photo by Don Laufer

Rasor Park and Riverbend Trails
July 4 & July 11, 2019

Lesser Goldfinch
photo by Don Laufer

Summer Birding: Fern Ridge Reservoir - Royal Ave
June 27, 2019

Western Bluebird
photo by Don Laufer

BOG 32nd St. Millrace
June 13, 2019

Green Heron
photo by Priscilla_

Delta Ponds along River - led by Steve Barron
May 30, 2019

photo by Don Laufer

BOGS Mt. Pisgah Arboretum
May 23, 2019

Very young Robin
photo by Priscilla

Birds of Eugene area; Swallow Pond; Fisher Unit & Skinner Butte
May 4-7, 2019

Raven with stolen egg
Photo by Priscilla

BOBS Fern Ridge Royal, led by Floyd Weitzel
May 9, 2019

Marsh Wren Singing
photo by Priscilla

BOGS Dorris Ranch
w/ arborist Alby Thoumsin
May 2, 2019

Heritage Big Leaf Maple Tree

Fisher Unit, Perkins Peninsula, Warren Slough, Fern Ridge Royal
Spring Migration, April 27 & 28, 2019

Red-winged Blackbird & Yellow-headed Blackbird
- photos by Priscilla

BOGS Golden Gardens Bird Walk led by Donna Albino
April 25, 2019

Warbling Vireo
photo by Priscilla

Skinner Butte Warbler Migration
April 15 and April 19, 2019

Cassin's Vireo
photo by Priscilla

BOGS Checkermallow (Meadowlark Prairie)
April 11, 2019

Barn Swallow
photo by Don Laufer

BOGS Skinner Butte,
Mar. 28, 2019

Red-breasted Nuthatch
photo by Don Laufer

BOGS Finley Wildlife Refuge,
Mar. 14, 2019

Western Bluebird
photo by Don Laufer

BOGS Alton Baker Park
Feb. 14, 2019

Great Blue Heron on nest
photo by Don Laufer

Raptor Run #2
Jan. 31, 2019

Sub-adult Bald Eagle,
3rd year, 2nd basic plumage_

BOGS Heron Park along millrace
Jan. 24, 2019

Red-winged Blackbird
Photo by Priscilla

BOGS Delta Ponds along bike path
Jan 10, 2019_

Downy Woodpecker
Photo by Priscilla

BOGS Meadowlark Prairie (Checkermallow) TRIP REPORT, Nov 8, 2018
Nov. 8, 2018_

Rough-legged Hawk
photo by Priscilla

BOGS Meadowlark Prairie (Checkermallow) SLIDESHOW,
Date: Nov 8, 2018

Belted Kingfisher
photo by Don Laufer

Kirk Pond - led by Floyd Weitzel_
Oct 25, 2018

Great Egret
photo by Don Laufer

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


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

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


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

Don Laufer's Short-eared Owls at Diamond Hill_
Feb 5, 2018

Short-eared Owl

Exploring locations for Short-eared Owls and revisiting Diamond Hill Wetlands
Feb 3, 2018

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owls at Diamond Hill
Jan 27, 2018

Short-eared Owl

Raptors: Belts and Diamond Hill area roads,
Jan 26, 2018

Red-tailed Hawk

VIDEO: Dunlin Flock in flight
VIDEO: Second video Dunlin Flock in flight

BOGS Raptor Run,
Jan 25, 2018

American Bald Eagle

Steve's hand drawn Raptor Run Route Map, (coming ...)

Raptor Route Drive-Check with Steve
Jan 16, 2018

Juvenile Tundra Swan

Raptor Route Research Trip
Jan 16, 2018

Short-eared Owl

Raptor Run Computer Drawn Maps

BOGS Finley Refuge
Jan 11, 2018

American Kestrel

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Back in February or April, the folks who do the computer programming at Cornell's 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 site, so plenty of information can still be gleaned that way.

RECENT SIGHTINGS reported to eBIRD for Lane County

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Jan 2013 - Present

ALL Non-BOGS SLIDESHOWS from Trips, Festivals, Projects


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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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