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ASC Monthly Speakers

December 16, 2021 – 7:00 PM

ASC Member Photo Show (Zoom)

Select your favorite nature photos to share with the group at the Dec. 16 meeting. Any interesting, beautiful, or fun photo(s) of birds, other animals, plants, nature scenes, etc. are welcome. Plan your presentation to be 5 minutes or less. Email your JPGs and captions to Mikaela Lea ( by Dec. 12. Limit your entries to 20 photos per person, please.

The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM and is open to the general public, although space is limited. Contact for information about accessing the program.

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How to Connect to Video Presentations

The ASC Board will decide whether each  monthly meeting will be an in-person meeting or a virtual webinar on Zoom. If the meeting will be on Zoom, ASC members who provided their email address with their membership dues will receive an invitation and instructions the day before the webinar. Members can view the presentation on their computers or phones at home. It will begin at 7:00 PM and be followed by the ASC Business Meeting when needed. Meetings are open to the general public but are space limited. If you are not a member, please contact for information about accessing the program.

2021 – 2022 Speaker Schedule

January 13, 2022 – Ryan Baumbusch, OSU. “Recent Barred Owl Research”
February 17, 2022 – Brian Root, USFWS. “Willamette Valley Wildlife Refuge”
March 17, 2022 – pending, Noah Dolinajec, OSU Seabird Oceanography Lab. “Tufted Puffins”
April 14, 2022 – Sue Powell & Matt Lee “Ecuador: Amazon Jungle, Andes Birding, Galapagos Islands
May 19, 2022 – Jonathon Valente, OSU. “Recent Marbled Murrelet Research”

Napo Tamarins visit Wildsumaco Lodge, built by birders for birders in the Ecuador Andes
American Dipper
American Dippers are North America’s only truly aquatic songbird. They are found in swiftly flowing streams where they search for invertebrate prey.

Past Video Presentations

The ASC Board has decided to provide a link to the previous month’s presentation for 2021-2022, but not to continue linking to the previous presentations for the past year. Former ASC Vice President Mark Baldwin has recordings of the 2020/2021 speakers, but we are unable to archive them on our website. Contact for more information.

November 2021

Jamie Cornelius presented information about how nomadic birds survive survive environmental changes? She shared some of what she’s learned about life as a wanderer from red crossbills, pine siskins, goldfinches, zebra finches, and more.
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Jamie Cornelius

October 2021

Julia Corbett examines nature in our lives with all of its ironies and contradictions by seamlessly integrating personal narratives with morsels of highly digestible science and research. Each story delves into an overlooked aspect of our relationship with nature—insects, garbage, backyards, noise, open doors, animals, and language.

Julia Corbett book Out of the Woods

September 2021

Fred Ramsey is one of ASC’s founding members and weekend field trip coordinator for 5 decades. He has some treasured photos and stories from the hundreds of field trips he guided over the years and shared them with the ASC audience.

ASC Field Trip
Field trip leader Fred Ramsey



May 2021

In early March 2020, ASC members Mark Baldwin, Carla Olson, Matt Lee, and Sue Powell embarked on a Kenyan safari led by Chege Wa Kariuki from Birdwatching East Africa and an expert in the flora and fauna of the region. The group photographed 44 species of mammals and nearly 300 new species of birds. Covid almost caught up with them, cutting their trip short by a few days to spend a harrowing 72 hours before the U.S. and Kenyan airports closed.

Saddle-billed Stork
Saddle-billed Storks are found in sub-Saharan Africa. They hunt catfish and other prey in rivers and wetlands.
Mt. Kilimanjaro
Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is an awesome backdrop for the wildlife in Kenya.


Anna's hummoingbird
This Anna’s Hummingbird is not at all happy about Covid and its effects on “normal life.” Join the crowd….