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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—February 17th

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.


· Protecting Wildlife and Hunting—A Discussion About Lead Ammunition—Thursday, February 18

Time:  7:00 pm

Location:  Ford Room, Douglas County Library, Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg

Speaker:  Leland Brown, Wildlife and Lead Outreach Coordinator for the Oregon Zoo

Learn about how hunting and conservation are intertwined in North America, and why the use of lead ammunition is a concern for scavenging wildlife and hunters. Leland Brown, Wildlife and Lead Outreach Coordinator for the Oregon Zoo, will discuss the contributions of hunting to wildlife conservation, scientific evidence linking lead ammunition to wildlife lead exposure and solutions that promote healthy wildlife while continuing Oregon's hunting traditions and contributions to wildlife conservation.


I was born and raised in northern New Hampshire on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest. I have worked as a biologist on recovery programs for the San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike, including managing invasive predators and maintaining the native San Clement Island Fox populations. I worked with the National Park Service on feral pig management and non-lead ammunition

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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.