Date: 10/29/18 12:39 pm
From: Harriet Anderson <harrietand1...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Trying to Start a Birding Group in SE Portland
This sounds like you might be excited to join Audubon's new efforts to develop a new site in the area. Harry Nehls and many others might join your project.

Harriet Anderson
Cell 503-839-4763

> On October 29, 2018 at 12:24 PM "pdxjmorris ." <pdxjmorris...> wrote:
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> Inspired by an exchange I saw a bit ago in OBOL and by a podcast I just listened to, I have decided to move forward with an idea that has been banging around between my ears for a while – let's start a local birding group in SE Portland.
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> Keeping this brief, the primary benefit of such a project would be the sharing of knowledge and the community / companionship of other birders. Besides regular bird walks there are a number of other cool things to do:
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> - Xmas bird count (probably not this year, but who knows!)
> - Big Sits or like activities
> - Host local experts for talks or classes
> - Communication about local issues and rare bird sightings
> - General public and youth outreach
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> I live out in Lents, near 82nd and Foster, so I have been thinking of this in terms of I-205 corridor adjacent sites (Mt. Tabor, Foster Floodplain Nat Area / Brookside Wetlands, Powell Butte, Mt. Talbert, Springwater Corridor), but there are a number of other wonderful spots to meet for walks, Crystal Springs being a great example.
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> Drop me a line at my email address if you are interested. I will set up a Facebook group in the next day or so (other platform suggestions are welcome and appreciated) and send interested parties a link. Meetup may be another option in the near future.
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> I am open to ANY suggestions and am not wed to any specific vision. My hope is to bring people together and let those voices guide what the group becomes. I am new to this hobby (obsession?) – my wife and I started birding almost exactly a year ago – and I would love to glean some of the voluminous knowledge which is certainly present in our community and help spread word about joy of birding!
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> Thank You,
> Joseph Morris
> <pdxjmorris...> mailto:<pdxjmorris...>
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