Earth Day Celebration – Umpqua Valley Farmers Market April 22nd from 9am to 1pm

Umpqua Valley Audubon is partnering with the Umpqua Valley Farmers Market and other partners to celebrate Earth Day.  We will be at the Umpqua Valley Farmers Market this April 22nd from 9am to 1pm.  We will have our table set up and a craft for willing participants and perhaps even a scavenger hunt to compete for a prize!  We will be handing out our bottle drop bags as well.  The money from this fundraiser supports our growing education program! We will also have a sign-up sheet available at the table in case you have been thinking of volunteering with our awesome team!   You can find us at the far end of the market, near where the musicians usually set up. We hope to see you there April...

Save the Date – Green Heron Nest Survey/Family Friendly Pub Crawl! – Wednesday, May 24; 5-7 pm (or so)

Once again, Umpqua Valley Audubon will be conducting an informal survey of downtown streets this spring to locate Green Heron nests – and to hand out materials to downtown merchants regarding our cooperative work with Umpqua Wildlife Rescue to assist juvenile Green Herons who end up walking around town after bailing out of their nests.  And, we’ve discovered that starting and ending at brew pubs doesn’t seem to diminish our citizen science effort.  So, we’re planning to do it again this year! We’ll be finalizing details in early May, but save the date!

Oak Woodlands in Western Oregon – Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. – Roseburg Public Library

Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. – Roseburg Public Library Oak Woodlands in Western Oregon Steve Denney of the Umpqua Oaks Partnership will discuss the preservation and restoration of oak woodlands in Western Oregon.   He will talk about the importance of oak habitats, what’s been happening to oak woodlands locally, and local efforts and resources for restoring or improving these habitats. This program presented in partnership with the Roseburg Public Library. This is an in-person event. This event and many other UVAS opportunities are made possible by a donation in memory of Anna Slemmer, who was an environmentalist and ardent supporter of Umpqua Valley Audubon Society.

“Song and Life of the Purple Martin in the Umpqua Valley” – Wednesday, April 12, 7:00 PM

Umpqua Valley Audubon presents: Song and Life of the Purple Martin in the Umpqua Valley Wednesday, April 12, 7:00 PM;  Roseburg Public Library Presenter Elizabeth (“Liz”) Gayner is a Wildlife Biologist with the USDI, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Roseburg, Oregon. She has been with the BLM for over 26 years, specializing in birds. Liz will discuss the natural history of the species, compare the PNW subspecies to subspecies east of the Rockies (mostly all nest in manmade housing whereas our western subspecies rely mostly on natural cavities still - which we want to keep it that way), and then focus on how we band young and check the gourds on NBHMA and the results from those banding...

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are generally on the 3rd Wednesday of the month— skipping December, June & July. Meetings begin at 5:30 pm. Meeting locations vary.  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.