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Get Out: Friday, Dec. 25

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Project FeederWatch

Saturday, Dec. 26: Project FeederWatch is a continent-wide, citizen-science program run by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, with individuals and groups making regular counts of birds that visit feeders in backyards, at nature centers and other locations throughout North America. The counts are conducted from November through March, and the data is submitted to help scientists track broad-scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance. The counts take place every other Thursday and Friday at Coyote Trails School of Nature in Medford and every other Saturday at North Mountain Park Nature Center in Ashland. The free, one-hour watches are open to everyone and provide novice birders with an easy way to learn to identify birds. There is shelter in case of inclement weather. Next week's events will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at North Mountain Park, and from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31 at Coyote Trails. For the complete calendar, see www.roguevalleyaudubon.org/Project_Feeder_Watch.html

Ashland Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, Jan. 2: The count circle for Ashland is centered at the northwest corner of Emigrant Lake, so the count area includes the northeastern slopes of Mount Ashland and the western slopes of the Cascades as far east as Little Hyatt Lake. Also in the official area are Siskiyou Mountain woodlands, extensive farmland-grassland-oak savanna habitats, and the city of Ashland with its parks, gardens and riparian habitats. To participate, email Carol Mockridge by Dec. 20 at mockridge50@hotmail.com. Teams usually meet at or shortly after daybreak and bird until dusk. Birders who wish to count birds that visit their backyard feeders are encouraged to join the Ashland CBC lineup. Newcomers are welcome to participate. A post-count dinner will be held at The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant on the Plaza.

17th annual Ashland dipper count

Saturday, Jan. 2: Bob Quaccia will lead the 17th annual Ashland Dipper Count. Participants will meet at the Ashland Plaza at 9 a.m., and the count will take about three hours as the group slowly works its way up through Lithia Park. For information, contact Quaccia at bquaccia@hotmail.com

Agate Lake bird walk

Wednesday, Jan. 6: The Rogue Valley Audubon Society holds free bird walks at Agate Lake the first Wednesday of every month. The walks begin at 8:30 a.m. and end before noon. The slow-paced walk covers about 1.5 miles. Meet at the main parking area on the east side of the lake opposite the boat ramp. For details, see www.roguevalleyaudubon.org.

Frostbite Run

Saturday, Jan. 9: The annual 5K and 10K runs begin at noon at Talent Middle School, 102 Christian Ave., Talent. For details and to register, see www.sorunners.org

Crater Lake snowshoe hikes

Through May 1: Free, ranger-guided snowshoe walks are offered at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, with additional outings offered weekdays in late December and early January. The walks last about two hours and covers a mile of moderately strenuous terrain through forests and meadows along Crater Lake's rim. Participants will learn about the park's plant and animal life, and how they survive during the long winter. No previous snowshoe experience is required, and snowshoes are provided free of charge. Participants should be at least 8 years old, and wear warm clothing and water-resistant footwear. Space is limited. To sign up, call the park visitor center at 541-594-3100.

Siskiyou Velo Club

Every Saturday: Velo Melo meets at various places and rides about 20 miles at 11 to 13 mph. No one will be dropped. Call Ginny Jensen at 541-488-1398.

Every Saturday: Siskiyou Velo Slo-Mo rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. Pace: 7 to 10 mph over 12 to 18 miles on mostly flat terrain. Call Ken Kelley at 541-857-6819.

Every Saturday: Siskiyou Crank It Up rides begin at various morning hours from different locations; 20 to 30 miles. Pace 12 to 15 mph, varied terrain. No one will be dropped. Call Tom Ryan at 541-261-4757.

Every Saturday: Brisk rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. Rides include extensive pace lining at high speeds. Pace: 18+ mph over 50 to 65 miles on mostly hilly terrain. Call Dennis Cramer at 541-773-5804.

Every Monday: Coffee rides begin at 10:30 a.m. at Colver Park in Phoenix and go to Jacksonville. Pace: 14 to 18+ mph average over 25 miles with periodic pace lines on flat terrain. Call Bob MacCracken 425-512-3829.

Every Wednesday: Coffee rides begin at 11 a.m. at Rogue Valley Roasting Company in Ashland. Pace: 14 to 18+ mph with periodic pace lines over 35 to 60 miles with some hills. Call John Bullock at 541-488-7962.