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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)

· Date Change June Birder’s Night—Thursday, June 30th!!!

 With the realization that next week’s Tuesday meeting conflicts with concerts on the Half Shell, we have changed June’s Meeting from:

Tuesday June 28th to Thursday June 30th.

We hope this does not prevent anyone from coming. Everything else is the same.


Since it is bird breeding time, a good topic of exploration this month is the nests of our local breeding birds. If you have any actual nests, pictures of nests (with/without young), or stories of nests and/or fledglings please share.  


The remaining year's meeting dates are:

8/23, 10/25, 12/15 (All are Tuesdays except  Dec. is a Thursday)

June’s evening’s schedule:

6:30 pm unstructured social time (or earlier if you want to help set up)

7:00 pm open sharing time (stories, sightings, photos, video, artifacts, journals, art, quizzes, questions)

7:30-8:15 pm Group discussion/exploration of our local breeding bird nests

8:30-9:00 pm close up.


We are encouraging people to bring in bird-related books or other literature to give away or share. We have a loaner ‘beginner’ scope and tripod available. If you are interested in borrowing this, please

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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.