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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)

· Next Board Meeting—January 18     

Board Meetings are regularly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month—skipping December, June & July.  Meetings are at 5 upstairs at Mark Hamm’s office.  For more details or to get something on the agenda, contact Diana Wales.


· January 26 (Thursday)  - UNUSUAL SIGHTINGS IN YELLOWSTONE—Dale & Elva Paulson

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

Time:  7:00 pm

Naturalists Dale and Elva Paulson will present a new digital wildlife show titled "Unusual sightings in Yellowstone."  It's about animal behavior sightings that they have seen rarely, some only once, in the last twelve plus years.  This program includes close-up views of a territorial fight between sandhill cranes, sandhill crane colts, a weasel hunting, wolves waking up and stretching after a good nap, and much more.  The program will take about one hour.

Both Dale and Elva’s fascination with wildlife began in early childhood.   They have spent thousands of hours photographing, sketching, and studying wildlife behavior.  Elva is an accomplished wildlife artist and Dale is a retired National Forest Soil Scientist.  They have been photographing wildlife since 1971 and presenting wildlife related shows since 1980.


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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.