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Moth Night Returns Thursday July 27!

Moth night returns to Ladd Marsh this Thursday, July 27, at 8:30 pm!  Join Professor Karen Antell at the White (Tan) barn on Foothill Road 0.25 mile south of the Foothill Road overlook (about 4 miles south of La Grande). … Continue reading

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Bird Festival Updates

Only twenty-two days and counting until the twelfth annual Ladd Marsh Bird Festival begins!  New birds are arriving by the day, including new clutches of downy geese and owls.  Events kick off on Friday evening at the La Grande Senior … Continue reading

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Bird Festival Field Trips are Posted!

The Field Trip Schedule for 2017 Ladd Marsh Bird Festival is now available!  Early registration is encouraged, because popular trips may fill quickly.  There is a nominal fee of $10.00 to reserve your space on any of the field trips.  … Continue reading

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Who is Mark Obmascik?

We have posted a short biography of Mark Obmascik to the Bird Festival 2017 Events page.  Check it out and mark your calendar for what promises to be a fun presentation. The Bird Festival is May 19-21, 2017.

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Owl Night on the Marsh, March 3

Join the Friends for a special evening of owl viewing/listening on Ladd Marsh this Friday, March 3.  Mike Mahoney will lead the trip, leaving Ladd Marsh Headquarters at 59116 Pierce Road at 7:00 pm.  Several owl species can often be … Continue reading

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Bird House Maintenance Day Feb. 25

Ladd Marsh swallows may still be basking in the tropical warmth of Central America, but it won’t be long before they make their annual northward journey back to NE Oregon.  We want to welcome them back to the marsh with … Continue reading

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Mark Obmascik to Kick Off 12th Annual Ladd Marsh Bird Festival

Mark Obmascik will be the featured speaker to kick off the 12th annual Ladd Marsh Bird Festival May 19, 2017. As some will know, Mark is the author of The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession … Continue reading

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Have you been wondering where our cranes went?

A few photos of sandhill crane capture on Ladd Marsh (2015 & 2016) have been added to the “Photos” page under the Sandhill Crane Research tab.  We have also populated the “Maps” page with maps showing our birds’ general movements since … Continue reading

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First 2017, First Saturday Bird Walk Jan. 7

It’s time for another year of First Saturday Bird Walks on the marsh with Mike.  Tomorrow’s walk leaves Ladd Marsh Headquarters on Pierce Road at 10:00am.  There may be some interesting winter birds to be seen, but be prepared for … Continue reading

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1st Saturday Bird Walk Nov. 5

This Saturday, Nov. 5 is the first Saturday, which means it’s time for a bird walk with Mike.  So, turn off the election news, grab your binoculars, and head on out to the marsh for a morning of birding with … Continue reading

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