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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)

· December 4 (Sunday)--Gulls at Stewart Park Wildlife Ponds

Typically in early December there are small numbers of three or more species of gulls at Stewart Park Wildlife Ponds in Roseburg. In order of abundance these are usually California Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Herring Gull, various hybrids, and occasionally something else. Because people feed the ducks there, the gulls are typically quite easy to study. Come join us for a basic introduction to how to study and eventually identify gulls. Meet in the parking area at 10 a.m.  We’ll go until noon or so (however long or short you want). Questions? Call/txt/email Matt Hunter 541-670-1984, matthewghunter@gmail.com.

· December 8th - Cuba:  A Natural Wonder, Birds and Beyond—Rick Ahrens

             Location:  Ford Room, Douglas County Library; 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, OR 97470  

Time:  7:00 pm

Cuba is a fascinating and unique place socially, politically, and ecologically.  Because of the U.S. embargo it has remained frozen in time for the last fifty years.  It is sometimes referred to as an “accidental Eden” because of the low carbon footprint of its people as a result of the Soviet collapse.  There are 26 endemic birds found only on Cuba and another dozen mostly only found on the island.  It is a vital stepping stone for migratory birds, with 165 North American birds passing through Cuba during migration or over wintering there.  

Rick Ahrens has been a naturalist in Eugene for over 30 years,

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Click here to join Audubon and the Umpqua Valley Audubon Society. If necessary, please select T56 as the Chapter code from the dropdown menu on the form.

Umpqua Birds!  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/Community Outreach Coordinator—Jimmy Billstine

Board Member/Past President—Mark Hamm

Board Member—Stacy Burleigh

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@umpquaaudubon.org

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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.