Vancouver, Washington (Clark County)


Vancouver is located near the Oregon-Washington border on the Columbia River and north of Portland, OR.

Mission Statement:

Vancouver Audubon believes in the wisdom

of nature痴 design and promotes this through education, involvement, stewardship, enjoyment

and advocacy.

VAS site maintained by: Sherry Hagen:


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VAS Website is hosted by Infinity Internet: Vancouver, WA

Text Box: Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

General Meeting & Program
 Time: 7:30 PM

by  Arden & Sherry Hagen

Arden & Sherry Hagen will share their January 2011 trip to Thailand through photos and stories of this adventure. 

The birding trip was focused in the northern part of Thailand from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the far north. They saw over 260 species. 

One might think of Thailand as a land of tropics and warm weather but that is the lower peninsula. The northern part is quite cold to freezing in the mountains where they slept on what amounted to a board covered by a sheet and not enough covers to keep out the cold.

The birds were colorful and diverse. The beautiful Red-headed Trogons, Scarlet Minivets, Green Magpies, Blue Magpies and a bird with a comical name, the Mugimaki Flycatcher which was rare to the country, were added to the list of birds seen (and photographed by Sherry). 


No Field Trips in December

Join the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Instead
December 20th, Sunday

                         Compiler:  Scott Carpenter,  503-753-1267

                         Time: All Day or as much as you can participate
This is the annual bird count in our area around the Vancouver Lake area and Ridgefield NWR area. If you wish to participate call or email Scott for information or to sign up.

You don稚 need to be an expert to help out.  Each group will have a leader who値l assist with identifications so all you値l need to do is help count (this ability is particularly helpful for large flocks of geese!).  It痴 that easy!  The CBC is a great way for expert and novice birders to participate in a program that benefits birds all over the Americas.  Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations and to help guide conservation action.

From feeder-watchers and field observers to count compilers and regional editors, everyone who takes part in the Christmas Bird Count does it for love of birds and with the knowledge that their efforts are making a difference for science and bird conservation.

If you haven稚 participated in a CBC before, please sign up today.  Everyone is welcome.


Field Trip:   Late January or Early February, 2016

Bald Eagles at the Mouth of the Klickitat River
Watch the website for the date.

2016 is just around the corner and with it a whole new set of Vancouver Audubon field trips. Our first of the year will be a tour specifically designed to see Bald Eagles. 
Date: TBD - A decision on date will be made before the end of December.  Once date is set it will be posted on our website or you contact Tammy or Eric at 695-3116.  Currently, we anticipate it will be either Saturday, January 30th or Saturday, February 6th.  
                   Leaders:  Eric & Tammy Bjorkman,      360-695-3116
                   Time:        8:00 AM 
                   Meet at:    Port of Camas-Washougal parking lot 
                                    (just south of Highway 14 by Westlie Ford)

We will carpool.       Do not forget to pay your driver for gas.
We値l try to have you back to your car by 4:00 pm.
Experience Level: This trip is well suited for all levels of birders, including young and beginning birders.  
Description: We will head east to the Columbia River Gorge and the mouth of the Klickitat River where eagles gather to feast on the spawned out winter-run salmon. We should have great looks at immature and mature bald eagles perched in trees or soaring overhead.  Using our binoculars and scoping scopes we値l scan the trees searching for these majestic birds while listening for their high pitched screeching calls.  We値l also stop along the way to look for other wintering birds.  
What to Bring: Snacks, lunch, drinks, binoculars, and dress for any weather.  If you have FRS (two-way) radios, please bring them as this is how we値l stay in touch between cars throughout the day.                     

Vancouver Hummingbird Fledging Video

Bob Rossi shared this video of 2 young hummingbirds fledging for Vancouver Audubon Website viewing. It was taken this summer in Vancouver, WA outside his kitchen window. 
He even bought a great camera in order to take the videos after realizing his phone camera just wouldn稚 do the trick. Thanks Bob

Established December 1975

Vancouver Audubon Meets at the:

Clark County Genealogical Society

717 Grand Boulevard (Grand & Evergreen) Vancouver, Washington

(just south of Mill Plain on NE corner)