Umpqua Valley Audubon Society Coronavirus Update

Hope everybody’s staying home and staying safe.  Wash your hands. Call your loved ones. And, if it’s an option, do some birdwatching – from your window, deck, or yard.  Birding can also even be a way to get some exercise while practicing social distancing – check out...

May 5, 2019 Bird Listening Event Report

A little over 30 people listened intently to bird sounds from Diana Wales’s back deck as Matt Hunter wrote down the species we were hearing. After about 5-10 minutes, Matt began pointing out the more noticeable birds that all could hear. After about 30 minutes...

2019 Raptor Run – Feb 9

Dale and I were sure Saturday’s weather would cancel our annual Raptor Run, but so many hardy souls turned up full of energy we decided to give it a try.  I think we had 11 people, maybe more.  I never did pull out my clip board to get people’s names because...

2018 Green Heron (Butorides virescens) Project

During the spring and summer of 2018, Umpqua Valley Audubon Society partnered with Umpqua Wildlife Rescue to rescue, rehab and release urban nesting Green Herons.  First heron came in on 28 May 2018 and the last one on September 3 2018.  17 young green herons came...