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Umpqua Valley Audubon Society

Connecting people with nature to inspire protection of our natural world

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                 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)

· Climate Change: A Bird’s Eye View – Tuesday, October 17th

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Location:  Holiday Inn Express Conference Room (doors just to the right of the main entrance); 375 W. Harvard Blvd., Roseburg, OR 97470

Speaker:  John Alexander, PhD; Executive Director, Klamath Bird Observatory

Recent research suggests that the challenges bird communities already face are exacerbated by climate change. As climate change brings shifts of habitats, birds can be among the first to tell the story of climate trends. Just like the canary in a coal mine, they may alert us to what is happening and what the future holds. If we are paying attention.

John D. Alexander is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Klamath Bird Observatory. He has been working to integrate bird conservation with natural resource management in the Pacific Northwest since 1992. He is focused on applying bird conservation science as a tool for advancing ecosystem conservation regionally, nationally, and internationally. His expertise includes participatory action research; ecological monitoring and research; science delivery for overcoming land stewardship challenges; and development of applied science tools and teaching materials for natural resource management professionals, community members, and students of all ages.

We hope you will join us for this bound-to-be fascinating program.

Umpqua Valley Audubon Society is co-sponsoring this program with the Douglas County Global Warming Coalition.

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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

 

Thanks.

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.