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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)

· Douglas County Big Day - Friday, Saturday May 6th and 7th.

The Landscapes: Douglas County covers more than 5,000 square miles of Oregon, from the Coast to the High Cascades. Try your hand at finding as many species as you can in our county's unique habitats with one of our three teams in the Umpqua Valley Audubon Society's First Big Day Fundraiser.

The Birds: The three teams will cover three different levels of intensity in their listing strategies:

The Aged Gooses: This team will take a leisurely approach to the count. They will be listing for about three hours, focusing on the more common central valley locations.

The Wading Herons: This team will be listing for about 6 hours, focusing on the central valleys, as well as some of the outlying areas of the coast range.

The Black Swifts: This team will be pushing the total to the limit, covering from the Coast to the mountains. A lot of owling will be done in hopes of reaching a large total.

Pertinent Particulars: This count will run from Friday night at 6 o'clock to Saturday night at 6 o'clock. Money will be raised via donations per bird seen. The final countdown will be in at the UVAS  annual meeting. Competition is based on money raised as well as species seen. Meeting locations and time TBD by team signups.  For more information, contact Jimmy Billstine: billstinj@gmail.com




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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—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.