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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)

· Next Board Meeting—August 16th   

Board Meetings are regularly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month—skipping December, June & July.  Meetings begin at 5 pm upstairs at Mark Hamm’s office, 1313 W. Harvard, Roseburg.  For more details or to get something on the agenda, contact Diana Wales.


· Fall Swift Watch—September

We’ve barely said goodbye to our little buddies as they’ve headed north this spring and we’re already looking forward to welcoming them and their offspring for the migration south in the fall.  We’ll be hosting our annual Fall Swift Watch in September—so watch this space!


· The 2017 Oregon Shorebird Festival—Charleston at the OIMB Labor Day Weekend, September 1-3

The Oregon Shorebird Festival, founded by the Cape Arago Audubon Society 30 years ago, will once again return to Charleston and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology  this Labor Day weekend, September 1-3. Cape Arago Audubon is returning as the lead agency in charge of the event as it transitions to the South Coast Birds and Brew Festival in the future.

This year’s event will include the usual pelagic, paddle and land based field trips in the Bay and Bandon areas and much more. Our speaker kicking off the event on Friday night September 1st will be Noah Strycker on Birding Without Borders. Saturday’s event will culminate in the evening with the presentation ’A Year In The Lives on North American Owls’ by Paul Bannick, nominated for the Pacific Northwest Book Award.

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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/Past President—Mark Hamm

Board Member/Birder’s Night-Field Trip Coordinator —Stacy Burleigh

Board Member—Beth Brown

Douglas County Bird Records Team—Matt Hunter

Douglas County eBird Hotspot Team—Matt Hunter

Conservation Chair—Stan Vejtasa



To contact us:

P.O. Box 381

Roseburg, Oregon 97470


E-mail: info@umpquaaudubon.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.