Sisters: Know Underground - Birds Who Burrow

Saturday, March 12, 2022
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Take a tour of Oregon's burrowing birds and their habitats.

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What do Tufted Puffins, Leach's Storm-Petrels, Belted Kingfishers, Bank Swallows, Rough-winged Swallows, and Burrowing Owls have in common? They nest in Oregon and in unusual places: underground. Take a tour of the state's birds of burrows and their habitats-- from the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge to riverbanks and the high desert. Presenter Marina Richie also will share personal stories from her observations of kingfisher nests, including a citizen science discovery of aerial ramming of an earthen bank.

Marina Richie is the author of the forthcoming book Halcyon Journey: In Search of the Belted Kingfisher (May 2022, Oregon State University Press). She is also a writer of interpretive panels, including an award-winning series along the Oregon coast, featuring the artwork of Ram Papish. You can follow her bi-monthly blog on her website:

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Marina Richie
Laurel Westendorf | | 541-312-1029