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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)

· October 27--Hummingbirds:  Jewels of the Air

Location:  Ford Room, Douglas County Library; 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, OR 97470          

Time:  7:00 pm

Presenters:  John and Joy Taylor are Siskiyou Audubon Society members who have a life list of 947 species world-wide. John is a graduate of Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology with a diploma in Bird Biology.

While John joined the San Fernando Audubon Society in 1960, both John and Joy have been birding together for the past 37 years. Their birding travels have taken them to Alaska, Canada, United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Hawaiian islands and Egypt.

Program:  There are over 240 living species of hummingbirds and we are still discovering new ones. The only other family of birds outdoing the hummers is the 277 strong tanagers. Hummingbirds can be found from southern Alaska to Tierra Del Fuego and from below sea level deserts to steamy tropical forests up to 16,000 feet in the Andes of South America.

Siskiyou Audubon members John and Joy Taylor will once again enchant audiences with their stories of fascinating birds. This time the hummingbirds of the Americas.

You will learn which are the favorite flowers of hummingbirds in the tropics like Epiphytes, Bromeliads and Heliconia. Also you will learn which are the malar stripes and the supercilium of these tiny birds.

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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/Conservation Chair—Stan Vejtasa

Board Member/Community Outreach Coordinator—Jimmy Billstine

Board Member/Past President—Mark Hamm

Board Member—Stacy Burleigh

Board Member—Beth Brown

Douglas County Bird Records Team—Matt Hunter

Douglas County eBird Hotspot Team—Matt Hunter

Newsletter—Barbara Taylor




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.