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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)

· Thanksgiving Day Feeder Count—November 27

Very easy just count the birds at your feeders for 1 hour.  If you want more info contact Ron at hadada@centurytel.net




             Background: This old log pond and some adjacent land was acquired in 2012 by North Douglas Betterment (NDB). Inventories and investigations are being made preliminary to plan development. In the mean time, an access trail is maintained around the pond, and it is an enjoyable place to go birding. To learn more about the pond see www.ndbetterment.org, and www.facebook.com/NDBetterment.

             Birds: A variety of waterfowl and landbirds are expected (about 30 species), such as Wood Ducks, Northern Shovelers, Ring-necked Ducks, Green-winged Teal, Belted Kingfisher, Black Phoebe, Wrentit, Fox Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow. See more bird records for the pond at http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L2085465.

             Logistics: Carpooling from Roseburg will leave from Roseburg BLM parking lot at 0830. We will meet Kent Smith, Chairman of North Douglas Betterment about 0900 at the west entrance on Hwy 99 (Eagle Valley Rd.) at Main Street. Kent will be available for questions/discussion and would like input on management of the pond. We will take a couple hours to walk around the pond, a slow 1.5 mile walk. You can bring your lunch or support the economy of Yoncalla by joining me at the Yoncalla Deli (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yoncalla-deli/339602162749496) right across from the pond. After lunch we will walk around the neighborhoods of Yoncalla for a couple hours and learn to do some "urban birding." Last December a Rusty Blackbird was found and photographed here. We will return to the Roseburg BLM by 4 pm. Of course participants with their own transportation may leave at any time during the day.
             Questions call Matt Hunter,

· Birder's Night—December 17th

Mercy Comm. Ed. Bldg, Room 3, 6:30 pm open for social, 7 pm program (CBC bird refresher), til about 8:30, social 'til 9 pm.  For more information, contact Matt Hunter.



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Click here to join Audubon and the Umpqua Valley Audubon Society.  Please select our Chapter code (T56) on the drop-down menu on the form!  If the hyperlink doesn’t work (the “web goddess” for this website is a novice), please send an e-mail to info@umpquaaudubon.org, and we’ll e-mail you the membership link.

Umpqua Birds website launched!  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—Linda Smith

Board Member/Conservation Chair—Stan Vejtasa

Board Member/Past President—Mark Hamm

Board Member—Beth Brown

Board Member—Bill Fuller

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.