Vancouver, Washington (Clark County)
Vancouver is located near the Oregon-Washington border
on the Columbia River and north of Portland, OR.
Vancouver Audubon believes in the wisdom of nature’s design and promotes
this through education, involvement, stewardship, enjoyment and advocacy.
Vancouver Audubon Society was established in December 1975
Birding in the area
Clark County Genealogical Society
717 Grand Boulevard (Grand & Evergreen) Vancouver, Washington
(just south of Mill Plain on NE corner)
Next General Meeting & Program
When: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
June 4th Program
Shillapoo Lake Project & Current Ridgefield NWR Developments
SHILLAPOO LAKE PROJECT:
by Darin Hauswald, Manager, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
WDFW is in the planning stages of breaching the Columbia River dike to flood the Shillapoo Lake area.
This project will enhance habitat for salminoids.
Study and funding alignment will take a couple years.
DARIN HAUSWALD will describe the project, show its location and discuss funding.
REPORT FROM RIDGEFIELD NWR ON CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS:
by RANDY HILL of the Refuge Staff:
Randy will report on the status of the plans to add a new bridge crossing to the River S Unit;
report on the transfer of White-tailed Deer from JBHansen Wildlife Area;
and take your questions about other program develop.
Free Birding Class
When: Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
Time: 6:45 PM
30 minute class before the Program
June 8th 2013 Field Trip
Rock Creek & Bickleton, Washington
Leader: Arden Hagen, 360-892-8972
When: June 8th, Saturday
Time: 8:00 AM
Meet at: Meet at the Port of Camas-Washougal Boat Launch and we will car pool.
Do not forget to pay your driver gas money.
Bring a lunch, water and dress for the weather and if you have a FRS two-way radio bring that too. This will be an all day trip. Expected species will be Mountain Bluebird, Ash-throated Flycatcher Lewis’s Woodpecker, Canyon Wren, Rock Wren, Lazuli Bunting and more.
INJURED BIRDS: WHAT TO DO?
Many of our Board Members receive many calls especially during Breeding Season on injured birds or baby birds that seem to be abandoned. We have no Bird Rehabilitators in the Vancouver Area that we know of. So what should you do if you find yourself in this situation?
1. Call the Portland Audubon Wildlife Care Center for information:
2. Call Arden or Sherry Hagen for information: 360-892-8872
If they are available and a bird requires transport to the Portland Audubon Wildlife Care Center then the
3. Please do not call other Board Members since they are unable to help at this time.
Vancouver Audubon is now accepting application for Grants which fall under the purposes stated in our Mission State (see above) and the guidelines drawn up by it's board members.
Grants Available from VAS
May VAS Newsletter (in .pdf Form)
June VAS Newsletter (in .pdf Form)
Suet Recipe for Birds (makes 6 cakes)
Mix in a large bowl:
4 cups of cornmeal
3 cups of oatmeal
2 cups of flour
2/3 cups sugar
2 cups cracked sunflower seeds (optional)
Melt in large pan:
2 cups of lard
2 cups of peanut butter
Pour dry mixture into the melted lard and peanut butter then mix well. Spoon into molds that fit into your suet feeder. [I kept the commercial suet molds and reuse them].