Our mission is to promote appreciation and understanding of the birds and natural environment of Coos County through education, field trips, and local restoration and conservation projects that enhance our community.
Fall 2014 & BeyondNovember 13 - "Backyard Bird Basics": Sponsored by the Coos Bay library, 7:00 p.m., Thursday, in the Myrtlewood Room. Eric Clough and Barbara Taylor will present slides of common birds in our area and share tips on how to identify them, how to attract them to your yard, what food is preferred by which species, and how to help keep your avian visitors safe.
There will be handouts on winter bird feeding, bird food recipes, creating a garden for birds, budget binocular ratings, and a list of websites where you can learn about birds and/or how you can participate in citizen science projects.
November 15 - Field trip: On Saturday, Tim Rodenkirk will lead a field trip to Floras Lake, just south of Bandon. Meet at 8:00 a.m. in the Coos Bay library parking lot to carpool, or look for us near the coffee hut in Ray's Sentry Market parking lot in Bandon (about 8:30).
First Saturday of every month: The South Slough Reserve leads birding outings either in the Charleston area or at the reserve. Check their website for details.
Kalmiopsis Audubon Society has a full schedule of birding trips through the Christmas Bird Count on January 3, 2015. See their website for the calendar and details.
NOTE: The next CAAS program will be in January of 2015. If you need to renew your chapter membership, please click on Join Us to print out and send in the form with your dues ($20). Thank you.
Have a safe and happy holiday season! Barbara Taylor, CAAS President
Website last updated November 2014.