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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)

· Umpqua Estuary Boat Trip – Changed to Sunday December 6th

The Umpqua Estuary is one of Oregon's largest, most remote and beautiful estuaries on the Oregon Coast. It is also one of Oregon's Important Bird Areas (http://audubonportland.org/local-birding/iba/iba-map/umpqua). You are invited to join a small group (only 6 passengers including me) as we travel from Salmon Harbor about 8 miles upriver to near Gardiner in a 26-foot charter boat. Along the way we will see densely forested shorelines rock cliffs, giant dunes, mudflats, harbor seals, many species of waterfowl, loons and grebes, cormorants, gulls, kingfisher, and likely bald eagles, peregrine falcon, black-bellied plover, and dunlin, among others. If seas are calm enough, we will include some nearshore ocean time before or after the estuary cruise. Cost $100-$150 depending on how many sign up.

Complete checklist from Dec 22, 2013: 

Photos from Oct 25, 2013:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewghunter/albums/72157636991402486

You will want to be prepared/dressed for weather conditions, and bring a lunch/snacks/water. We will depart from Salmon Harbor in Winchester Bay at about 8 a.m. and return about 3 p.m. (more details later).

To reserve your spot, contact Matt Hunter, matthewghunter@gmail.com, 541-670-1984, with names and phone numbers for those participating.

More info to be announced later.


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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/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.