Date: 4/23/19 5:59 pm
From: Nolan Clements <nolanclements...>
Subject: [obol] 14th Annual Ladd Marsh Bird Festival
Hi all,

I am excited to announce that online registration is open for the 14th Ladd
Marsh Bird Festival. This festival offers great opportunities to see the
birds of the Grande Ronde Valley. Between staffed stations and guided field
trips, festival attendees have the chance to observe over 120 species of
birds over the course of the weekend. From the plentiful Common
Yellowthroats and stunning Sandhill Cranes of Ladd Marsh to the charismatic
Great Gray Owls of Spring Creek Management Area, birders and nature
enthusiasts of all levels will enjoy the incredible avian diversity found
in Northeastern Oregon. The festival opens the evening of Friday, May 17,
with Rob Taylor presenting “From Guns to Goonies: Transforming a Military
Base into a Refuge for Birds and Other Wildlife,” the story of Midway
Atoll. Following Friday night's festivities, Saturday (May 18th) gives
birders the opportunity to visit staffed stations in areas of Ladd Marsh
Wildlife Management Area that are otherwise closed to the general public.
Sunday is jam packed with guided field trips to several hot spots around
Union County, including Spring Creek Management, where participants have
the chance of seeing Great Gray Owls on nests, and Rhinehart Canyon, where
participants can see and hear upward of 60 species including Gray Catbird,
Yellow-breasted Chat, and Veery.

For more information about registration and the festival, visit

Hope to see you there!

Happy spring migration,
Nolan Clements

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