Monthly Educational Talks

All talks are held at the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Medford, OR unless otherwise specified. As space is very limited, please come in or call to reserve your seat, 541-772-2107



Chickadee Chat

    Calling all “bird nerds”!  Join us for a bi-monthly get together to talk about birds!  We’ll drink some Bird Friendly® coffee or tea, join with fellow birders, and “chat”. We’ll start with a discussion of a current event from Cornell Lab of Ornithology or perhaps a good book we’ve just completed and then go in depth and really learn about a particular species of bird…How to identify it; What particular habits does it have?; What is its song?; Where and what does it eat?; In what habitat can you find it?

Our next Chickadee Chat will be:  **NOTE: special times and \place this month

Wednesday, September 5th at 7pm and September 26th at 6:45pm at Hedrick's Middle School on Jackson St. in Medford. We will be watching for the Vaux's Swifts to enter their chimney at dusk.  Bring your own chair, water, and any snacks you desire.  This is a fun and amazing event! Practice counting birds as they enter the chimney!   Come to share, learn and have fun with fellow bird nerds!  No registration is required.



Bats of Oregon

Wednesday, September 12, 2018  6-7 pm

presented by David Clayton

Join us for an overview of the ecology and biology of bats of the world, then focus on our local bat species and ongoing work in the region.  Dave Clayton is the Forest Wildlife Biologist for the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.  He has worked for both the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife with a focus on amphibians, small mammals, meso-carnivores, and bats since 1989.  His focus on bats has been mitigation for loss of habitat in the forest by using bat boxes, as well as radio telemetry to determine what types of structures our twelve species of forest-dwelling bats use in SW Oregon.


The Journey of a Field Biologist

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018  6-7pm

presented by Brandon Breen

Brandon Breen will share a highlight reel of stories and photos from his decade working as a field ornithologist.  He'll cover his first job out of college, helping to reintroduce California Condors in northern Arizona, and move on to shrub-steppe songbirds in Montana, Golden-cheeked Warblers in central Texas, Gray-crowned Rosy-finches in California's Sierra Nevada, Turkey Vultures in the Falkland Islands, Andean Condors in Ecuador, and more.  Brandon will end by discussing his current interest in spreading a conservation ethic through children's literature.