birds

Jefferson Exchange | September 9, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue September 9, 2014

The State Of The Birds 2014

They once filled the skies; now the only passenger pigeons are stuffed.
Credit Wikimedia

The release of the State of the Birds report is an annual event; 2014 marks the fifth anniversary of the first report. 

And this one arrives today (September 9) with some additional poignancy: it comes 100 years, nearly to the day, since the last Passenger Pigeon died. 

The bird was so abundant in the 19th century, people with boards could whack a few out of the sky for a meal.

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Jefferson Exchange | May 23, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Celebrating Birds In The Rogue Valley

A starling pauses to reflect.
Credit fazyk/Wikimedia

The abundant wildlife of our region is there to be looked at, if you have the means. 

And it doesn't take much in either means or time to watch birds. 

Birders revel in the sighting of birds both common and rare, and there's no special training involved. 

The Klamath Bird Observatory will try to help prospective birders take flight in the first-ever Mountain Bird Festival, coming to the Ashland area over Memorial Day weekend. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 2, 2014 | 8:30
10:19 am
Thu January 2, 2014

The Christmas Bird Count

A starling from this year's CBC.
Credit fazyk/Wikimedia

The definition of "Christmas season" truly depends upon the person. 

Some people celebrate for a month or more. 

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