UPCOMING EVENTS

SPRING SWIFT MIGRATION

When:  Around sunset every evening through the middle of May Where: Clay Place chimney in the Fir Grove section of Stewart Park off Harvard Avenue behind the Umpqua Valley Arts Center Many of you have participated in Umpqua Valley Audubon Society’s fall Roseburg Swift Watch held in September during the Vaux’s Swift southward fall migration.  But, of course, there is also a spring migration when the birds head north.  The northward migration is smaller – typically less than half the size of the southward migration because: Over the summer, the swifts nest and raise their young, roughly doubling the size of the flock; and Mortality reduces the population during the migration and over the...

Art Show and Bird Talk – ECEC – April 20

Art show and talk coming up at the Elkton Community Education Center.  The art show kicks off with a bird talk by the featured artist April 20th at 1 pm at the ECEC Library.  The show continues April 20 through mid-June in the ECEC Library, Tues-Thurs 10am-3pm. The artist is Douglas Beall, a talented bird photographer from Camp Sherman, Oregon. You can see examples of his work on his Facebook page. Hope you can make it out to Elkton for the event.  For more information, info@elktonbutterflies.com or 541-584-2692

“FOR THE BIRDS” A Musical Event and Benefit Concert for Umpqua Valley Audubon! Sunday, May 19th, 3-5 pm

“FOR THE BIRDS” A Musical Event and Benefit Concert for Umpqua Valley Audubon! Sunday, May 19th, 3-5 pm Individual $10, Bring a Friend $15, Family $20 First Presbyterian Church of Roseburg, 823 S.E. Lane, (SW corner of Jackson and Lane, downtown)    Have you ever dreamed of flying like a bird, or marveled at their silvery bursts of song? If so, “For the Birds” is for you! The Artisan Winds Flute Trio (Brigitte Chase, Cynthia Ferguson, and Cathy Vandendoel) will perform a bird-inspired musical event to benefit Umpqua Valley Audubon. Sure to delight both bird lovers and music connoisseurs alike, get ready to hear a delightful array: from baroque and classical pieces, to pop tunes and modern...

Earth Day/Migratory Bird Day – Saturday, April 20, 10AM to 4PM – Douglas County Fairgrounds

Earth Day/Migratory Bird Day - Saturday, April 20, 10AM to 4PM - Douglas County Fairgrounds Umpqua Valley Audubon Society will have a booth again this year as a part of the Migratory Bird Day celebration which has become a regular part of the Earth Day festivities at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Our main activity will be one for children - making a simple bird feeder using a pine cone into which they will pack suet and then roll into bird seed.  This gooey cone will be placed in a plastic bag so the kids can take it home and hang it by the wire attached to the cone and watch the birds that come to feed.  If you can, please volunteer to be at our booth.  We have three scheduled 2-hour...

Umpqua Valley Audubon Society Annual Meeting and Potluck —Wednesday, May 8th

Umpqua Valley Audubon Society Annual Meeting and Potluck —Wednesday, May 8th Location:  Ford Room, Roseburg Public Library Time:  Set-up beginning at 5:30; Dinner at 6:00 followed by Meeting and Program Dinner Format:               The Chapter will be providing baked chicken, non-alcoholic beverages and tableware.                Members are invited to bring salads, side-dishes, desserts, and other beverage options to share. Please join us for what is always a fun get-together to celebrate another great year for Audubon in the Valleys of the Umpqua! Meeting agenda: Year in review Financial report Election of officers and board of directors Program:  Beth Brown and Diana Wales will share a...

3rd Annual Green Heron Nest Survey/Family Friendly Pub Crawl! – Thursday, May 23; 5-7 pm (or so)

Since the trees have matured in downtown Roseburg, Green Herons have begun nesting downtown.  For the last two years, Umpqua Valley Audubon has conducted informal surveys of downtown streets to locate nests early in the season.  Starting and ending at brew pubs doesn’t seem to diminish our citizen science effort.  So, we’re making it an annual event! This year, we’re reversing course – starting at the south end of downtown and ending up near the Courthouse.  We will leave from Salud Brewery, 723 SE Lane Ave at 5:30 PM, so arrive earlier to enjoy a brew if you’d like.  From there, we’ll disburse to survey the trees along Rose, Jackson, Main and cross streets for nesting activity.  This...

Next Board Meeting – May 15

Board Meetings are regularly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month—skipping December, June & July. Meetings begin at 5 pm and are generally held at “The Roost”, 637 W Balff (across Balff from Mark Hamm’s dental office, 1313 W. Harvard).  UVAS members are welcome to attend.  For more details, to confirm meeting location, or to get something on the agenda, contact Diana Wales at dwales215@gmail.com.

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge program – September 11

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge program - the current state of the Malheur Refuge and the work Portland Audubon is doing there, presented by Teresa Wicks, Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator, Audubon Society of Portland and Bob Sallinger, the conservation director for the Audubon Society of PortlandProgram will be in the Ford Room of the Roseburg Public Library at 7 pm.  Stay tuned for more details as they are finalized.

APRIL 27 FIELD TRIP AND BOOK SIGNINGS–DAVE IRONS

Dave Irons, one of the most skilled birders Oregon has ever had, recently authored the new American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of Oregon. (Dave's amazon author page is here: https://www.amazon.com/Dave-Irons/e/B07JQ1R2XV%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share) On SATURDAY, APRIL 27, Dave will lead a field trip and have a couple book signings here in Douglas County, so be sure to come by and get a book and say hi to Dave and of course join him on the morning field trip! 0800-1000 Field Trip at Ford's Pond, meet on Church Rd. 1100-1300 Book signing at Books Gallery, 220 W Central Ave, Sutherlin 1400-1600 Book signing at While Away Books, 932 W Harvard, Roseburg Don't miss it!!!...

May 21, 2019 Program – Birding Trinidad & Tobago, from the Asa Wright Nature Centre

Time:  7:00 - 8:30 PM Location:  Roseburg City Library, Ford Room; 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, OR 97470 Birding Trinidad & Tobago, from the Asa Wright Nature Centre - Home to 482 species of bird, not forgetting 68 different bats, 45 snakes, 50 spiders, 30 frogs and toads, 120 Dragonflies, 765 butterflies and close to 3,500 moths - the islands really are an introduction to the natural history of South America. Get a great taste of tropical birding in Trinidad’s high mountain rain forests, sandy beaches with nesting turtles, and mangroves with Scarlet Ibis evening roosts, as well as on Tobago’s seabird nesting islands and huge protected preserves.  The Asa Wright Nature Centre...

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.

Connecting people with nature to inspire protection of our natural world

PO Box 381, Roseburg, Oregon 97470 - info@umpquaaudubon.org