UVAS is recruiting!

      Would you enjoy “connecting people with nature to inspire protection of our natural world” while serving as our Outreach Coordinator with Umpqua Valley Audubon Society (UVAS) in Roseburg, Oregon?  UVAS is expanding our conservation outreach and education programs using local and migratory bird species as a focus. You will be part of the UVAS team, building program capacity and mobilizing volunteers to engage people of all ages in our community. In this position, you will also enjoy the benefit of working with another AmeriCorps member serving our sister organization, Umpqua Watersheds, in a shared downtown office space.  Our two organizations share a commitment for...

UVAS Birding Trip May 28 – May 30 – Black Butte/Camp Sherman/Sisters Area

We will spend 2 and a half days exploring habitats (including the beautiful Metolius River) in this Central Oregon Birding hotspot. We'll see many species common to this area including White-headed Woodpecker, Pygmy Nuthatch, Pinyon Jay and search for some less common species including Calliope Hummingbird, Veery and Waterthrush. Our leader will be Jimmy Billstine.  Jimmy led a coastal bird field trip for UVAS in and around Bandon in November of 2021. He lives in Tillamook and teaches Sophomore and AP English at Neah-Kay-Nie High School. He first fell in love with the birds and landscapes of Douglas County when he lived and taught in Myrtle creek and Riddle. His favorite birds are owls,...

Roseburg Spring Swift Watch & World Migratory Bird Day Celebration 2022 – April 22, 29, May 6, 13!

Roseburg Spring Swift Watch & World Migratory Bird Day Celebration 2022 - April 22, 29, May 6, 13! Location:   Fir Grove section of Stewart Park behind the Umpqua Valley Arts Center off Harvard Avenue Dates/Times:   Friday evenings, April 22, 29, May 6, 13. Migratory Bird Day events begin about 6:45 pm.; Vaux’s Swifts generally enter the chimney close to sunset (8:00-8:30). Swift Watch:  Vaux’s Swifts (pronounced “vawks”) nest only in Western North America, migrating to Central and South America for the winter. Each year, Swifts gather in the chimney adjacent to The Clay Place in the Fir Grove section of Stewart Park off Harvard Avenue behind the Umpqua Valley Arts Center during their...

Board Meetings – Next Meeting August 17 (5:30 pm) – at The Roost

Board Meetings are regularly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month— generally skipping December, June & July. Meetings begin at 5:30 pm. Tentative plans are to skip May (due to the Annual Meeting), June and July meetings.  We have resumed holding board meetings in-person at The Roost.  However, we will switch to Zoom if health considerations suggest that to be prudent.  For more details or to propose something for the agenda, contact Diana Wales at dwales215@gmail.com. 

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 our seas and shores; and collaborating with foresters, rangers, farmers, and other landowners to make working lands work for birds.