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Umpqua Valley Audubon Society

Connecting people with nature to inspire protection of our natural world


             The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society welcomes birders and nature enthusiasts to occasional field trips, programs, birding classes and other activities that encourage enjoyment, appreciation and protection of the beautiful valleys of the Umpqua.

             Umpqua Valley Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society serving central and coastal Douglas County, Oregon.  For 100 years, Audubon has protected birds, wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of all life.  Among National Audubon’s priorities are:  saving the most important places for birds; combating climate change and mitigating its impacts; building bird-friendly communities and cities; protecting or seas and shores; and collaborating with foresters, rangers, farmers, and other landowners to make working lands work for birds.

Upcoming Events and Field Trips (color coded)


· The next Birder's Night will be Tuesday, June 23rd

It will be held at Mercy Comm. Ed. Bldg. Room #3 (2nd Floor), 2475 NW Stewart Parkway, next to the Parkway Mobility & Medical Supply at the SW corner of NW Stewart Parkway and Renann St. (between Del Taco and McDonalds). Call Stacy Burleigh if you get lost 480-330-3913.

 6:30 pm Unstructured social time (or earlier if you want to help set up)
7:00 pm Jimmy Billstine and crew will share photos and stories of their recent trip to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

8:00 pm Open sharing time (stories, sightings, photos, video, artifacts, journals, art, quizzes, questions)

8:30 pm social time
9:00 close up

No refreshments will be provided, but if you want something to eat or drink, bring it for yourself and/or to share if you like. No red, carpet-staining liquids.

We will also continue our bird book drawings, free Oregon Birds magazines, and loaner beginner spotting scope. Questions? Call Matt Hunter 541-670-1984.


·  ECEC Elkton Riverfront Bird Walks - Last of the Season—July 8th

ECEC (Elkton Community Education Center) is hosting several guided bird walks for interested folks to see and hear resident birds and those who are visitors to the unique habitat along the Umpqua River in Elkton.  The last one is Wednesday, July 8th.  All walks begin at Alfred Tyson City Park and proceed along River Road to ECEC – about 1 to 1½ hours round trip.  Bring binoculars and wear waterproof or hiking shoes. Guide for the tours will be John Mello, retired CDF&W marine biologist and longtime birder.     

Meet at 10am at Tyson Park

Walks will be rescheduled if likely chance of rain is forecast!  For more information, contact John Mello.


· UVAS Board Meeting— Monday, August 17th, moved from August 19th

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Click here to join Audubon and the Umpqua Valley Audubon Society.  Please select our Chapter code (T56) on the drop-down menu on the form!  If the hyperlink doesn’t work (the “web goddess” for this website is a novice), please send an e-mail to info@umpquaaudubon.org, and we’ll e-mail you the membership link.

Umpqua Birds website launched!  This website has information on birds and birding in the Umpqua River Basin, Douglas County, Oregon. This new website already has useful information such as a downloadable chart of seasonal occurrence of birds in central Douglas County, links to eBird sightings, and links to site guides for Douglas County, and will have much more over the coming months. Check it out and enjoy birds and birding in Douglas County!  www.umpquabirds.org

UVAS leadership:

President—Diana Wales

Secretary—Kathy Vejtasa

Treasurer—Bill Fuller

Board Member/Conservation Chair—Stan Vejtasa

Board Member/Past President—Mark Hamm

Board Member—Beth Brown

Douglas County Bird Records Team—Matt Hunter

Douglas County eBird Hotspot Team—Matt Hunter

Newsletter—Barbara Taylor




To contact us:

P.O. Box 381

Roseburg, Oregon 97470


E-mail: info@umqpuaaudubon.org

We’d like to add you to our e-mail list. 


If you’d like to receive e-mail notices of upcoming events, please send your name and e-mail address to:  info@umpquaaudubon.org



Learn  more about your favorite avian visitors with Audubon's online bird ID guide, covering over 800 North American species. Explore descriptions, photos, range maps and bird songs at http://birds.audubon.org/birdid.