Fall Swift Watch & World Migratory Bird Celebration – September 2, 9, & 16

Roseburg Fall Swift Watch & World Migratory Bird Celebration 2022 - September 2, 9, & 16!  Location:   Fir Grove section of Stewart Park behind the Umpqua Valley Arts Center off Harvard Avenue Dates/Times:   Friday evenings, September 2, 9 & 16 beginning about an hour before sunset.  Vaux’s Swifts generally enter the chimney close to sunset.  In September, sunset will be about 7:50 pm at the beginning of the month and closer to 7:15 pm by the middle of the month. Swift Watch:  Vaux’s Swifts (pronounced “vawks”) nest only in Western North America, migrating to Central and South America for the winter. Each year, Swifts gather in the chimney adjacent to The Clay Place in the Fir...

September and October Events

  Wednesday, September 14 - TWO events!  Noah Strycker, will lead a field trip at Ford's Pond west of Sutherlin in the morning beginning at 8:30 am.  Then, at 7:00 pm, at the Roseburg Public Library, he will present a program "The Chinstrap Penguins of Elephant Island".  In 2011 Noah joined a research team to count breeding penguins, the first survey in 50 years.  In 2019, Strycker joined the Lynch Lab for Quantitative Ecology at Stony Brook University in New York. His research focuses on population abundance and distribution of Adélie, Gentoo, and Chinstrap Penguins, to better understand the dynamics of ecological change on the Antarctic Peninsula. The Lynch Lab is leading the...

UVAS Field Trip – Saturday, August 13, 2022; Ford’s Pond – 8am – 10/11am; Leaders: Abraham Finlay and Diana Wales

It’s always interesting to see what birds are hanging out at Ford’s Pond west of Sutherlin.  We’ll walk the lovely 1.7 mile loop trail around the Pond, which generally takes 2-3 hours.  Please bring binoculars, spotting scope if you have one, water/snack.  The trail around the pond is mostly (but not yet entirely) paved.  Meet at the Ford’s Pond parking lot off Church Road by 8 am.  For more information on Ford's Pond location, birds, etc., see http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L278056. This trip will be co-led by Abraham Finlay and Diana Wales.  Abraham Finlay is a student in Roseburg, an avid birder, wildlife photographer, and an active wildlife rescuer since 2019.  Diana Wales is President...

Board Meetings – Next Meeting August 17 (5:30 pm) – at The Roost

Board Meetings are regularly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month— generally skipping December, June & July. Meetings begin at 5:30 pm. Tentative plans are to skip May (due to the Annual Meeting), June and July meetings.  We have resumed holding board meetings in-person at The Roost.  However, we will switch to Zoom if health considerations suggest that to be prudent.  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.