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 CHATS

    Calling all “bird nerds”!  Join us for a 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 CHATS:

 

No registration is required, just show up to learn, share, and have fun with fellow bird nerds!

 

Wed. August 28th @ 7:00pm

Erin Linton will lead a chat about Vaux’s Swifts this month. The first Wednesday will be at the store. This will prepare us to watch the swifts entering the chimney at Hedrick’s Middle School during the evening of the 2nd chat at Hedrick’s Middle School on Jackson St., Medford. 

No registration is required, just show up to learn, share, and have fun with fellow bird nerds!

 

Wednesday, September 11th @ 10:30am  

Note: Only 1 Chickadee Chat per month starting in September.  Check out the NEW Nature Journaling Class

Erin Linton will be discussing Bird Migration this month. 

No registration is required, just show up to learn, share, and have fun with fellow bird nerds!   

 

NEW! NATURE JOURNALING:  Wednesday, September 25th @ 3:30 pm

Join Erin Linton for a fun new class on Nature Journaling.  This will be the introductory class on a new way to enhance your birding skills and enjoyment.

As space is limited, please reserve your seat by calling the store or coming in to register.

 

NEW! FLEDGLING CAMP!:  Saturday, September 7th @ 11am - NOON,  Grades 1st - 5th

Bring your children/grandchildren and join Erin Ulrich at the store for our new program: "Fledgling Camp"

Storytelling and games for the younger crowd. 

This month will focus on: "Get to Know Birds:  What makes a bird a bird?"

 

MONTHLY EDUCATIONAL TALKS:

 

 

Wednesday, September 11th @ 6 -7 pm

“Tips and Tricks to Birding the Klamath Wildlife Refuge” presented by Erin Linton

Erin Linton has been birding the Refuge for most of her life. She will discuss where to go, what you can see, and other tips to have a successful birding trip in the Klamath Wildlife Refuge.

As space is limited, please reserve your seat by calling the store or coming in to register.

 

 Wednesday, October 9th @ 6 -7 pm

HAWKS AT YOUR FEEDERS AND MORE….

Learn about the hawks that are most likely visiting your bird feeders.

presented by Dick Ashford

 

Join hawk enthusiast, Dick Ashford for a presentation on the hawks you are most likely to see, and learn the finer points of their field identification.   

Have any hawk question?  Dick is the guy to ask!

Dick describes himself as a continuing student of birds and birding.  He is a raptor enthusiast and enjoys leading hawk watching trips to the Klamath Basin. He has taught many classes at the Winter Wings Festival, Klamath Bird Observatory, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Ashland.  He has served as Board Chair of the American Birding Association and as Board President of the Klamath Bird Observatory.  He also gives “hawk talks” to community groups in both Oregon and California.