Join Chuck Gates as he shows off some of the most beautiful of our local birds. He will use his own photographs to highlight the most colorful, varied and attractive birds seen locally. While primarily a photo essay, Chuck will reveal interesting tidbits and anecdotes about each species as he takes you on a tour of all things feathered and beautiful in Central Oregon.
Chuck Gates is a retired Biology Teacher who has lived in Central Oregon most of his life. He grew up in Culver and now resides in Powell Butte. He currently holds the record for most species seen in Crook County (285) and is tied for first place in Jefferson County (255). In the past, Chuck has been a Board Member of Oregon Field Ornithologists (now called Oregon Birding Association), founding member and President of the East Cascades Audubon Society (ECAS), and the State Coordinator of the now defunct North American Migration Count. Currently, he is the editor of the Birding Oregon Site Guide website, regional Field Notes Editor for Oregon Birds Magazine, and Field Notes Editor for the ECAS Calliope newsletter. He is currently working on a comprehensive website featuring the eggs, nests and young of Central Oregon nesting birds.
This event is sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area. Our mission is: We work to preserve and restore the wild landscapes of the middle Deschutes and lower Crooked Rivers and lower Whychus Creek through advocacy, stewardship and education. Learn more and become a member at fansofdeschutes.org.