Roseburg Swift Watch 2019 – August 23, 30; September 6, 13!

Location:   Fir Grove section of Stewart Park behind the Umpqua Valley Arts Center off of Harvard Avenue Dates/Times:   Friday evenings, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, beginning an hour before sunset.  Sunset is at approximately 8:00 pm in mid-August and 7:30 pm by the mid-September, so the event will start around 7:00 the first two Fridays and at about 6:30 the last two Fridays. Vaux’s Swifts (pronounced “vawks”) nest only in Western North America, migrating to Central and South America for the winter. Each year, thousands of Swifts gather in the chimney adjacent to The Clay Place in the Fir Grove section of Stewart Park off of Harvard Avenue behind the Umpqua Valley...

“Phantom of the Opterans – the Flammulated Owl” – Dr. Leon Powers – October 2, 2019

"Phantom of the Opterans - the Flammulated Owl"  Date:  Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019  Time: 7:00 p.m.  Location:  Roseburg Public Library, Ford Room  Back by popular demand - Biologist and Professor Emeritus Leon R. Powers Dr. Leon Powers will provide an up-close and personal look into the life and trials of this tiny and seldom-seen owl and why it is his top choice for "Who's Whoo of Northwest Owls." By the way, if you are an Andrew Lloyd Webber fan (as is Dr. Powers) and the title confuses you, "opterans" is a play on words relating to this insect-eating owl, and the fact that most groups of insects it dines on have the "-opteran" suffix: - coleopteran (beetles), lepidopteran...

Next Regular Board Meeting – September 18

Board Meetings are regularly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month—skipping December, June & July. Meetings begin at 5 pm and are held at various locations. For more details, to confirm meeting location, or to get something on 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.

Connecting people with nature to inspire protection of our natural world

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