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. All participants must bring a face mask. They will need to be worn if social distancing

is not possible and while getting temperature screened (see below).

4. We have access to a touchless thermometer, therefore, we will screen participants before the
trip. Both people must wear face masks during this process. The temperature threshold we will
use is 99.5°F.  Anyone registering a temperature above the threshold cannot participate.

5. The trip leader(s) must collect contact information from all participants.

6. Participants need to maintain appropriate social distance during the outing.

7. There is to be no sharing of equipment between separate groups (e.g. sharing scopes).

8. Carpooling to events should only be done with family

or those trusted friends who are not infected.

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

2021 Field Trip Reports

2020 Field Trip Reports

2019 Field Trip Reports

2018 Field Trip Reports