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Eugene, OR 97405
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Eugene's Wild Bird and Nature Experts... Call us about monthly seminars, bird walks, and any wild bird questions...we're all about the birds!
As the excitement builds towards the solar eclipse on August 21st, we are fielding lots of questions about what impact this spectacular event will have on birds and other wildlife.
Wild Birds Unlimited plans to OPEN LATE, at NOON, so come join us at the South Eugene High Field event (see below) or make your way to Skinner Butte for the top-'o-the-butte event with shuttles from Campbell Community Center starting at 8:30am.
See below for these events!
There are numerous anecdotal accounts and observations that appear to show that many species of birds and other wildlife do react in various ways to a solar eclipse. These reactions can occur as the eclipse progresses and enters totality, as well as when the sun re-emerges.
Here are some of the reactions by birds and wildlife that have been reported to occur during previous total eclipses.
Do you know where you will observe the 2017 Total Eclipse at approximately 10:15 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. in the Willamette Valley?
Below is a list of events to help you find the perfect spot to view on August 21st, 2017! Grab your solar eclipse safety glasses and step outside to view this stunning event, as the moon blocks out the sun.
August 21, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Presented By: South Eugene High School, Lane County Medical Society, Oregon Eye consultants, LLC and Eugene Family YMCA
It's the first total solar eclipse over the U.S. in 38 years, come and celebrate! Please join the Lane County Medical Society, the Eugene Family YMCA, and Oregon Eye Consultants for a free eclipse viewing party at the YMCA Field for a morning of science and fun. Oregon Eye Consultants will have safety-approved glasses available for free, and volunteers will be on hand to explain the science behind eclipses and how to view them safely.
All ages are welcome. Music and refreshments provided. Please note that while Eugene is not in the path of totality, we'll still experience a near-total eclipse, with 98 to 99 percent of the sun covered by the moon. The eclipse starts around 10:15 am, so make sure to arrive early to get your glasses and view the event safely.
South Eugene High School, 400 E 19th, Eugene, OR 97401
Monday, August 21, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Price: Free
Presented by City of Eugene Recreation
The rare solar eclipse will appear at about 98 percent of totality in Eugene. Let us shuttle you to the top of Skinner Butte. Shuttle buses will be leaving from Campbell Community Center (155 High Street) every 10 minutes starting at 8:30 a.m to bring you to the top of the butte. You can also walk or bike up to the butte, no cars will be allowed. The maximum eclipse will be at approximately 10:15 a.m.
A limited number of eclipse glasses will be available. Interpretive signs, activities and a coffee vendor will be on site. This will be the only total solar eclipse viewable from Oregon this century - don't miss out!
The Library also offers books and other resources for all ages to learn about the eclipse. Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave., Eugene
Presented By: University of Oregon | August 16, 2017 | 6:00 PM | Price: Free
Jim Brau, professor of natural science at the University of Oregon, will discuss the science behind the 2017 Solar Eclipse in a talk suitable for all ages. Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401