From the Gulf Coast to Prudhoe Bay
by Jim Eidel
January 24, 2017
From the Gulf Coast to Prudhoe Bay: Birds, Bear, Musk Ox, Salmon, Arctic Grayling, and Glaciers Galore. During the spring and summer of 2015 Jim spent 7-plus weeks driving by himself from Carson City to the Arctic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Join us as Jim gives us a show-and- tell of his many wildlife and scenic experiences both feathery, finny and furry. Jim’s photos will show us how he followed spring northward the length of North America, from High Island and the Lower Rio Grande in Texas to the tundra of the Brooks Range and the Beaufort Sea.
Jim is a retired exploration geologist who was President of the Champaign-Urbana, Il and Lahontan Audubon Societies, initiated the NV Important Bird Program and co-founded the Great Basin Bird Observatory. He has worked, lived, visited, and bird-watched in some 30 countries.
Annual Dipper Day
When: Sat, January 28, 8am – 12pm
Where: Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden (Rancho San Rafael) (map)
WhenSat, February 4, 9am – 12pm
WhereMeet: north end of Virginia Lake, Reno, NV (map)
THE CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
Thank you to all who came out and counted birds with us!
2016 CBCs are FINISHED
Each count has a formal Count Summary posted on the National Audubon Society Website here.
Enter the country and state to find a list.
Informal reports from the trip leaders
are linked as available
A BIG THANKS TO VORTEX OPTICS
Lahontan Audubon Society owes a huge thank you to Vortex Optics, who each year, for the last 5-plus years, have repaired a box full of well-used (some damaged) LAS binoculars that were used by the 500 or so elementary schoolchildren who attended the LAS field trips at Washoe Lake State Park.
Vortex has never charged LAS a penny for this terrific service and has even paid return shipping back to us.
We encourage anyone who may be looking for binoculars to check out Vortex Optics (www.vortexoptics.com). They have a great variety of binoculars in a large price range and provide amazing service.
Thanks so much, Vortex.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
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Every Fourth Tuesday
6:30pm Social 7:00pm Meeting Begins
January-May and August-October
Moana Nursery Landscape and Design
1190 W Moana Ln Reno, NV 89509
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LAS Board of Directors meetings are open to all LAS members and the board encourages you to come and see what we do. Monthly board meeting are on the first Tuesday of the month.