Events / Volunteer


Sunday, December 1st 3:00pm-5:30pm Prairie Overlook, William L. Finley NWR (~ 10 miles south of Corvallis OR)

Fun/Educational Event

Description: One of the great experiences at Finley NWR is to observe raptors at the North Prairie Overlook on a fine winter’s evening. This restored prairie supports a variable but often high population of mice and voles that attract a fantastic number of birds of prey.  Around sunset, we should be able to see an emergence of Short-eared Owls (and occasionally a Barn Owl).

  • Bring binoculars, and/or a spotting scope (some will be provided to share).
  • Make sure you dress warmly and be prepared for rain or wind. 
  • A perfect opportunity to bring a flask of hot chocolate!

Presentor:  Duncan Evered spent 21 years directing the Malheur Field Station on the Malheur NWR in SE Oregon. Before that, he worked on bird ecology projects for over a decade in the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas. Since moving to Corvallis in August 2018, Duncan has been intensely surveying the bird life of Willamette Park.

Please RSVP at Short-Eared Owls if you plan to attend 

Meet at Prairie Overlook Parking Lot  

Visit William L. Finley NWR for maps and information about the Refuge

For questions please email

Elks at Finley NWR

Sunday, January 5th TBD Refuge Office & Nature Store, William L. Finley NWR (~ 10 miles south of Corvallis OR)

Fun/Educational Event
The topic of the January Friends’ Event will be Elk at Finley NWR. More details and a link to RSVP, coming soon!
For questions please email

Where the Willamette Valley’s Wild Things Live

Monday, January 13th 6:00pm-8:00pm Old World Deli, 341 2nd St, Corvallis OR

Fun/Educational Event
Samantha Bartling, visitor services manager of Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex, will present on the wildlife of the Willamette Valley. More details coming soon!
For questions please email
For more information please visit Science Pub Corvallis

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