Date: 11/15/18 7:48 pm From: Ellen Cantor <ellencantor...> Subject: [obol] Eugene Birders Night Monday, Nov 19 with “Birding Oklahoma”
The next Eugene Birders Night (SWOC) meeting will be held Monday, Nov 19,
2018 at 7 pm at the McNail-Riley house, 601 W 13th Ave, Eugene. The
McNail-Riley House is the restored historic house at the NW corner of W.
13th Ave. and Jefferson St. The parking area, located immediately west of
the McNail-Riley House, can be accessed from 13th St, by turning left
(north) shortly before Jefferson St. It may also be accessed by Jefferson
St. via the driveway located immediately north of the M-R House. We are
allowed to park only in the 5 spaces closest to the M-R house. If these
spaces are full, you can take the west exit from the M-R parking lot on to
13 Ave, then go directly across 13th to enter and park in the Fairgrounds
After initial introductions, we’ll share recent sightings and discuss
birding connected topics. Then John Polo will acquaint us with the
excellent birding opportunities in Oklahoma, a state infrequently
considered by out-of-state birders. John will introduce us to some of the
popular places to bird, covering habitats throughout the 4 corners of the
state: coastal plains, eastern deciduous forest, and short-grass prairie.
He will identify a few target species for the state, such as Whooping
Cranes, Black-capped Vireos, and Yellow Rails. A few bonus species such as
Texas Horned Lizards might also make an appearance. John will also discuss
research that recently took place at Oklahoma State University where he
worked in the Natural Resources Ecology and Management Department before
moving to Eugene.
No entrance fees! All are welcome!