Birding


North Mountain Park offers many birding activities throughout the year.  

Outdoors: Enjoy riparian woodlands, wetland habitats, and our bird buffet garden with seasonal feeders. Look for our Solar Eco-Box, an audio guide to local bird songs and calls.

May 13, 2017, celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with our Rogue Valley Bird Day event - RogueValleyBirdDay.net. The theme this year is “The Importance of Stopover Habitats,” Learn more

At the Center : Visit our sightings board to list the species you identify around the park.  Learn about resident and migrant species from our Wildlife Checklist, posters, and bird species cards.  
View the 10-year Bird Report (PDF format).
View the 15-year Bird Report (PDF format).
Newly Released:
View the 17-year Analysis of Monthly Bird Surveys (PDF format)

Check out a video of our, "Bird Calling Contest for Young and Old!" (Courtesy Mandy Valencia)
(Video courtesy Jimmy Billstien-WinterBirding at N MT Park)                                   
 

The activities below are held at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N Mountain Avenue.  For more information or to register please call 541.488.6606 or visit ashland.or.us/Register.

Rogue Valley Bird Day 

Rogue Valley Bird Day is the local celebration of International Migratory Bird Day, which focuses on a most spectacular aspect of the life of a migratory bird, its journey between wintering and breeding grounds. This year’s theme: “The importance of Stopover Habitats.” Join us on Saturday, May 13, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, to celebrate! Enjoy Wildlife Images exhibits, guided bird walks, and a bird calling contest for all ages at 11:00. This outdoor event is admission-free and takes place at North Mountain Park, 620 N Mountain Avenue in Ashland. For more information visit www.RogueValleyBirdDay.net or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606.
 
AGES         all ages 
DAY            Saturday 
DATE          May 13
TIME           8am-noon
PLACE        North Mountain Park
COST          FREE; Pre-registration is not required

Learn Local Bird Songs
This course provides a brief introduction to the incredible diversity of sounds and songs made by birds around the world and then focuses in on the songs of several of the more common birds of the Rogue Valley. We'll listen to recordings of bird songs during the course and talk about tips for learning songs. We’ll also see multiple photos of our local birds. No prior experience necessary. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606.
AGES         10 & Up
DAY            Thursday
DATE          May 4
TIME           7-8:30pm
PLACE        NMP Nature Center
COST          $12        
INSTRUCTOR     Brandon Breen has a Master's in Conservation Biology and has several years of experience as field ornithologist.

A Fascinating Study on the Birds of North Mountain Park
This fun and informative evening presentation will share insights and findings from a 17-year data set of the birds of North Mountain Park. The information will be shared (with beautiful accompanying photos) in the context of global climate change and continent-wide bird population declines. Come learn about the bird communities that benefit from the habitats at North Mountain Park and about how they have changed through time. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606.
AGES         12 & Up    
DAY            Wednesday
DATE          May 17
TIME           7-8:30pm
PLACE        NMP Nature Center
COST          $8
INSTRUCTOR     Brandon Breen has a Master's Degree in Conservation Biology and years of work as a field biologist and presenter.

Summer Saturday Morning Bird Walks
Stroll through North Mountain Park with local birding experts from the Rogue Valley. This will be an opportunity to see and hear a variety of birds that spend the summer here in the valley. Binoculars & field guides will be available for check out. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606.
AGES          All ages welcome
DAY            Second Saturday of each month
DATE          June 10 | July 8 | Aug 12
TIME           8—9am
PLACE        North Mountain Park
COST          Free
INSTRUCTOR    Volunteer Birders

 

 

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Visit the North Mountain Park home page or call 541.488.6606. You may also visit the Ashland Parks & Recreation home page or call 541.488.5340 for more information.

 

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