Liz Gayner will be leading the annual Raptor Run (raptor birding field trip) this year – which will be on Saturday, January 28, 2023.  There is little walking involved, and absolutely no running!  Bring your binoculars, spotting scope if you have one, and lunch.  We’ll meet at the BLM parking lot (777 NW Garden Valley Blvd, Roseburg) at 8:30 AM.  We will plan on some carpooling.  Don’t worry if you don’t have binoculars or a spotting scope.  We will share.  For more information, call Liz at (541) 784-8990. Trip Difficulty:  The trip will primarily take place on North Bank Road.  Activity level will involve getting in and out of cars, standing or birding from vehicles.  Facilities:  ADA...

SAVE THE DATE! March 8, 2023

Jamie M. Cornelius, Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University, will be presenting a talk about how songbirds cope with unpredictable changes in their environments.  Stay tuned for more details. Biography Jamie grew up in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest but had a long (and fun) journey before returning to join the faculty at OSU. She earned a B.S. in Zoology at University of Washington and a PhD in animal behavior at UC Davis. After earning her PhD she spent several years as a post-doctoral scholar at the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology in Germany and as a Fulbright fellow at St. Petersburg State University in Russia. She then returned...

“Wonder – the World from Behind the Lens” – Tuesday, January 24, 2023

UVAS presents “Wonder – the World from Behind the Lens” Tuesday, January, 24; 7:00 pm, Roseburg Public Library Stef Neyhart has long combined her loves of birds, adventure and photography.  She approaches all she does with joy and wonder.  Lucky us, Stef will be sharing some of her favorite photos and we will have the opportunity to share the wonder of the world as she sees it from behind the lens.

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.