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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)

· Birder's Night—December 17th

Mercy Comm. Ed. Bldg, Room 3, 6:30 pm open for social, 7 pm program (CBC bird refresher), til about 8:30, social 'til 9 pm.  For more information, contact Matt Hunter.

· Ford’s Pond Field Trip—Saturday, January 10, 2015

Join us for another in our series of birding trips at Ford’s Pond, one of Douglas County’s premier birding locations.  The property was recently acquired by the City of Sutherlin and various options for future use of the property are now under consideration.  Come learn about those options while enjoying the diversity of birds attracted to the varied habitats of this unique property.  Meet at the BLM office parking lot off Garden Valley at 8:30am for carpooling, or at Ford's Pond in the parking area near the top of the hill about 1/2 the way along Church Rd. at 9:00am.  The trip will last roughly two hours, however people can leave whenever they want.  Bring binoculars, a scope if you have one, water, snacks and clothing appropriate to the weather.  It will be wet and muddy so rubber boots are highly recommended.  This trip will be led by Beth Brown and Bill Fuller.  For more information call Beth Brown at 541 673 5172.

· UVAS Board Meeting—January 21st

Board meetings are generally the 3rd Wednesday of the month (skipping December, June and July) from 5:15 to 6:30 at Mark Hamm’s office.  For more information or to get something on the agenda, contact Diana Wales.


· Raptor Field Trip—Saturday, January 24th, 2015

             Dale and Elva Paulson will lead their annual Raptor Field Trip (formerly the “Raptor Run”) on Saturday, January 24, 2015.  Bring your binoculars, spotting scope if you have one, and lunch.  We’ll meet at the BLM parking lot at 8:30 AM.  We will plan on some car pooling.  Don’t worry if you don’t have binoculars or a spotting scope.  We will share.  There is little walking involved.  For more information, call 541 673-0872.


· Winter Wings Festival—February 12-15, 2015—Klamath Basin

             Featuring Richard Crossley and Jennifer Wu.  For more information or to register, go to WinterWingsFest.org.



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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—Linda Smith

Board Member/Conservation Chair—Stan Vejtasa

Board Member/Past President—Mark Hamm

Board Member—Beth Brown

Board Member—Bill Fuller

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.