Downtown Bend: Know Underground - Birds Who Burrow

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 3/9/2022
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
 Take a tour of Oregonís burrowing birds and their habitats.

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What do Tufted Puffins, Leachís 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 stateís 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.

Nature writer 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:

Library: Downtown Bend Public Library    Find the Downtown Bend Public Library
Location: Brooks Room
Contact: Laurel Westendorf
Contact Number: 541-312-1029
Presenter: Marina Richie
Link: View Program