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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)



The parking area at this boat ramp is a great place to view the South Umpqua River and adjacent riparian shrubs and woods. In early to mid-October likely birds include Common Merganser, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Green Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Cedar Waxwing, Golden-crowned Sparrow, and others. This is also a good location to look for the uncommon Black-crowned Night-Heron in late summer and fall. Meet at the Roseburg BLM visitor parking for carpooling at 0845, or at the Happy Valley Boat Ramp at 0900. To get to the boat ramp from I-5 Southbound, take Exit 120 and go south on Hwy 99 to the first lighted intersection. Turn west (right) on Happy Valley Rd., go 1.4 mi and turn right onto Amber Ln, then left onto Poteet Ave to boat ramp. From I-5 northbound, take Exit 119 and toward Winston on Hwy 42, then turn right either onto Hwy 99 (about 3/4 mi) or Carnes Rd (1.5 mi), and go about a mile to then turn left onto Happy Valley Rd, and then follow previous directions. Questions? Contact Mikeal Jones at 541-673-1859 or mikealjones@charter.net.



Mercy Community Education Bldg. Room #3 (2nd Floor), 2459 NW Stewart Parkway, next to the Parkway Mobility & Medical Supply at the SW corner of NW Stewart Parkway and Renann St. (between Del Taco and McDonalds).

6:30 pm unstructured social time (or earlier if you want to help set up)

7:00 pm open sharing time (stories, sightings, photos, video, artifacts, journals, art, quizzes, questions)  UVAS has acquired a new projector so looking at photos and video should be much more enjoyable!!

7:30 pm As raptor season is upon us, we will be looking at raptor photos and talking about where they occur and how to identify them. Bring your raptor photos for discussion! Poor photos are useful and bring your bird books!

 8:30 pm close up 

This will be the last of Matt’s book giveaway, but people can bring books or other literature to give away or share.  As usual, there will be free Oregon Birds magazines, and a loaner beginner spotting scope.  You may bring something to eat or drink for yourself and/or to share if you like. No red, carpet-staining liquids, please.



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If you live in Douglas County/Umpqua River basin area, membership in the National Audubon Society automatically makes you a member of the local chapter.  We do not have separate chapter membership.

Umpqua Birds website launched!  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/Past President—Mark Hamm

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@umqpuaaudubon.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.