Here’s today’s email from Mel the Owl Man in Jackson County. Two hunting owls in the Cascades east of Ashland.
“I had a good owl search today [Tuesday]. I headed up the hill a little earlier than usual. I arrived at Mile Post 19 about three minutes before the car behind me. The MP 19 GGO was on the south fence line. I was able to snap a couple of “documentary” shots before the car behind raced by spooking the owl into the tree line. A few minutes later the GGO made a grounding in the meadow (I don’t believe it was successful) then a truck whizzing by spooking the owl passed the southern tree line.
Medford, OR. September 20th. I will give a talk about the Great Gray Owl and sign books.
6PM. Wild Birds Unlimited, 961 Medford Court in the Medford Center off Biddle Road.
McMinnville, OR. October 6th. I will talk about birding hotspots along Interstate 5 in Oregon and places to look for the Great Gray Owl. I will sign copies of both FREEWAY BIRDING and GREAT GRAY OWL books. 6:30 PM, Third Street Books, 320 NE Third Street, McMinnville.
McMinnville, OR. October 20 and 27. Birding upper Willamette Valley in winter. A class sponsored by McMinnville Park & Rec Department. Lectures on Thursday night, 630pm. Field trips on Saturdays, October 22 and 29.
Register on line or at community center: https://apm.activecommunities.com/mcminnvilleparksandrec/Activity_Search?txtActivitySearch=bird&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities
Salem, OR. November 8. The Great Gray Owl, a talk at Salem Audubon Birders’ Night. Birder’s Night: a presentation on various aspects of birding, followed by an informal sharing of bird observations and questions. Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, at the Carrier Room of the First United Methodist Church, 600 State Street in downtown Salem.