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Field Trips

OAS Field Trips are free and open to the general public. Depending on the destination, entry fees may be required. We welcome all levels of birdwatchers including those with disabilities. 


Wednesday field trips, led by veteran birder Don Burlett are designed to increase birding skills  and watch bird life change with the seasons in local parks. New birders are especially welcome. Each trip will have a specific focus and all trips will cover many birding skills from the basics on up. All are welcome, especially beginners! Binoculars are essential. Simply contact the field trip leader to

obtain further details about any trip.


Remember to dress for the weather. 

Trips occurring during a winter storm warning are automatically canceled.

Field Trip Guidelines

1. Trip size will be strictly limited. The number of participants will be set by the

trip leaders based on the location that we are visiting.

2. All participants must pre-register with the trip leader(s)

so we can get an accurate count. This will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

We will sometimes have to indicate that a trip is full.

3. If you are not feeling well, you should not attend the field trip.

Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is an annual, 116 year-old national bird survey sponsored by the National Audubon Society, conducted on a specific day during the months of December and early January. This survey is conducted across the United States, all Canadian provinces, Mexico, Samoa, South America, and several other countries. The CBC is the longest running citizen science project in the world and OAS has participated in it for over 50 years. Membership is not required

Field Trip Reports

2023 Field Trip Reports

2022 Field Trip Reports

2021 Field Trip Reports

2020 Field Trip Reports

2019 Field Trip Reports

2018 Field Trip Reports

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