Date: 10/31/18 6:58 am
From: Chris Armstrong <chrisleearmstrong...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Portland birding group
I would love to join this informal group. I’ve been birding less than a year and have learned a lot from my encounters with other birders. Portland is a fun city to bird in and around.

Chris A, Beaverton

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> On Oct 31, 2018, at 4:38 AM, pdxjmorris . <pdxjmorris...> wrote:
>
> Thank you very much for the great info, Nick and Steve. I am hoping that having an informal get together group, primarily focused on getting birders out in the field together to share experience and info about their local patch willhelp drive enthusiasm in birding and drive people toward interaction with important organizations like Audubon and important activities like the Christmas Bird Count. Most importantly, I look forward to meeting folks and making connections. I have only been doing this for about a year and, though I am quite enthusiastic, I have a LOT to learn. By meeting more experienced birders I will acquire knowledge that I can then in turn pass on to others.
>
> Good Birding,
> Joseph
>
>
>> On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 1:43 PM Nicholas Mrvelj <nickmrvelj...> wrote:
>> Birders,
>>
>> -The Audubon Society of Portland offers bird walks quite consistently throughout the year. You can view upcoming walks and sign up here: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Audubon-Outings/.
>> -There is Birder's Night at the Audubon Society in Portland. It is held the first Tuesday of each month, at the Portland Audubon House, 5151 NW Cornell Road @ 7:00 pm.
>> -The Oregon Birding Association offers field trips periodically throughout the year, but usually outside of the Portland metro area. Ken Chamberlain is the field trip chair, and a really nice guy, who I believe is open to having new field trip ideas proposed to him along with people to lead them. Here's a link: https://oregonbirding.org/oba-field-trips/
>> -The Christmas Bird Count for the city of Portland is quickly approaching. It will be held on January 5th this year. Here's a link with more information: https://audubonportland.org/local-birding/cbc
>> -Lastly, there is a group of birders that meet up in Portland every month or so at local breweries. If you'd like more information about that, send me an e-mail off list.
>>
>> I share all this just to let you know of some of the preexisting groups and organizations that are already up and running in the Portland area. There are surprising number of birders of all skills levels that live in the city. I meet more and more talented birders each and every year that live here, and its quite impressive. I like your idea, and good luck with the organizing. :-)
>>
>> Cheers,
>> -Nick Mrvelj (Portland)
>>
>>> On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 11:41 AM pdxjmorris . <pdxjmorris...> wrote:
>>> That is one of my hopes with this group is to wrangle some of the local talent to lead walks - tap into the "flock mind" here in Portland!
>>>
>>>> On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 4:04 PM Will Risser <wlrisser...> wrote:
>>>> I’d like us to have a weekly birding trip like Judy Mayfield leads in Bend.
>>>> Will Risser, Portland
>>>>
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