August Photo Contest WinnerAmerican Kestrel. Baskett Slough. August 9.
Photographer: Ron Mulbery
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General Sir Edward SabineGeneral Sir Edward Sabine (1788 – 1883) was an Irish astronomer, geophysicist, ornithologist, explorer, soldier, and the 30th President of the Royal Society .
While most of his research was on earth's magnetic field, other research deals with the birds of Greenland, ocean temperatures, the Gulf Stream, barometric measurement of heights, arc of the meridian, glacial transport of rocks, the volcanoes of the Hawaiian Islands, and various points of meteorology.
Sabine's Gull (Larus sabini), Sabine's puffback (Dryoscopus sabini), and Sabine's spinetail (Rhaphidura sabini) are named after him. There is also a crater on the Moon named in his honor. The Sabine Islands in Svalbard are named after Sabine, as is also Sabine Island in Greenland.
Information and photo from Wikipedia.
Annual Meeting at Malheur
Registration deadline is September 7
We are happy to announce that the Annual Meeting will take place at Malheur Field Station on September 15, 16, and 17, 2017. This is our first visit to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge since 2008.
Dear Oregon Birding Association Members:
Please use the two links below to review two copies of the OBA bylaws with changes proposed by the Board of Directors. A vote to accept or reject the changes will be held at the OBA Annual Meeting at Malheur Field Station Saturday, September 16, 2017.
The first link below shows the former language with strike-out and the new language inserted.
The second link shows the bylaws as they will be if the changes are accepted. Most of the changes are proposed to reflect the actual timing of Board and Officer elections and assumption of duties. Others are housekeeping and cleaning up of terms.
See you at Malheur!
President, OBA Board of Directors
Proposed changes with edits
Updated Bylaws, if changes are accepted
Finding Birds in OregonBirding Washington County
Birding Oregon Website
Malheur Friends Website
Birding by Ecoregion
Species OccurrenceSpring Migration Phenology
Northwest Field Notes
North American Migration Count
Local Status Guides
What Species Will Be Oregon's Next?Predicted Next Birds of Oregon
The 10 Next Birds of Oregon
The State of North America's Birds, 2017
Guidelines for Viewing Greater Sage-grouse Leks in Oregon
All-Time High Count CBC Numbers
Alan Contreras, with help from Matt Hunter, prepared this table of all-time Oregon CBC high counts, based on data from the National Audubon/Cornell database.
Oregon Birding Association. PO Box 675. Lincoln City OR 97367-0675. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org