Date: Thursday, April 19
Time: 7:00 PM
Hawk Banding at the Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station
Steve Holzman, Pacific Seabird Data Manager, USFWS
Steve will present on the topic of hawk banding at the oldest continually operating hawk banding station in North America. For the last 8 years, he and his wife Rachel have been spending a week
assisting the hawk and owl banders in Cedar Grove, WI on the shore of Lake Michigan. His presentation will touch on the history of the station, the methods used to trap and band hawks and owls, and the results from over 60 years. The show will feature close-up pictures of some of our most photogenic and dramatic birds in North America.
Steve is the data manager for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service’s Pacific Seabird Program. He and his wife Rachel moved to Newport in June 2017 from the Athens, Georgia area were he spent the past 15 years working with the USFWS in GIS and Data Management positions. In Georgia, he served as Business Manager, Conservation Chair, and eventually President of the Georgia Ornithological Society. His hobbies include wood working, birding, and home brewing.
OSU Extension Lincoln County
1211 SE Bay Blvd
Newport, OR 97365
Guided Naturalist Walk
Date: Saturday, April 21
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
The Blooms of Gerdemann Botanic Preserve
Walk the narrow paths of the 3.5 acre Gerdemann Botanic Preserve during the peak of the spring bloom. The preserve was created as an experimental outdoor laboratory and the botanic collection includes exotic species like New Zealand tree fern, Australian Grevillia, Chilean Flame, and Lantern Tree. Plantings of rhododendrons include uncommon species and hybrids. The survival and size of many unique and rare plants is a tribute to the genius and persistent care of Dr. James Gerdemann from 1982 to 2008.
Sally Lockyear & Betty Bahn will lead this Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip in the town of Yachats. Please dress or bring clothes for variable weather and meet by 9 AM at the Botanic Preserve. Directions: turn east off of HWY 101 at Forest Hills Road 0.2 mile south of Mile Marker 163, proceed 0.1 of a mile and turn right on Wiedeman Court, and drive slowly to the end of Wiedeman Court where there is a small parking area. For more info call Betty at 541-547-3693. This event is open and free to the public.
2222 Hwy 101 North