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’s design and promotes this through education, involvement, stewardship, enjoyment

and advocacy.

VAS site maintained by:      Sherry Hagen:   littlebirder@comcast.net

 

Newsletter articles, please send to: vas@pacifier.com

VAS Website is hosted  by Infinity Internet:   www.iinet.com   Vancouver, WA

Text Box: Next Meeting: 
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

General Meeting & Program
 Time: 7:00 PM      
Understanding Shorebirds

                                                   Speakers:  Tim Boyer

How does a Sanderling that weighs on the average of 2-ounces fly 3,000 miles form Alaska to the Hawaiian Islands? How does a Bar-tailed Godwit fly from the Yukon Delta in Alaska to New Zealand, in eight days?

The program Understanding Shorebirds, the Miracle of Migration is about the epic migrations of shorebirds. Six of the forty-two common shorebirds found in Washington are discussed, as we explore the trans-ocean migration of Bar-tailed Godwits, Pacific Golden-Plovers, Sanderling and other birds that cross the majority of the Pacific Ocean. We’ll look at where they migrate, why they migrate and how they are able to travel so far. These global migrants require global conservation and climate change solutions. In a effort to understand their remarkable journeys we need to look beyond the North American borders and see where shorebirds spend most of their lives. 

BIO: Tim Boyer is an award winning nature photographer. His images have been published in many bird and nature magazines. He is a full-time photographer and a graduate of Seattle Audubon’s Master Birder program. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of photography and birds through workshops and presentations. Shorebirds are his favorite family grouping of birds, and he spends a lot of weekends on the Washington coast. His photography can be found at:  www.TimBoyerPhotography.,com.





       Bar-tailed Godwit 
    with Marbled Godwits
  Photo by Sherry Hagen







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December Birding: 
         Sauvie Island Christmas Bird Count (CBC)
                 December 29th, 2017 Friday

                   Compiler:  Susan Setterberg   360-980-0884
                                            smsetterberg@yahoo.com

                   When:       Dec. 29th, Friday 

	It is time to think about the Annual Christmas Count.  This is the 118th year that citizen science has gathered information on the winter bird populations throughout the United States.  

	Contributing to this program provides valuable information for major decisions about land use and conservation efforts based on bird population trends. 

	We will have teams scouring the woods and meadows from Vancouver Lowlands up through Ridgefield NWR to the Lewis River, mostly west of Interstate 5. Our circle also includes Sauvie Island and some of the Scappoose area if you are interested in doing the Oregon side of the river.  We can always use more people and any level of birding expertise is welcome.  If you are new to Christmas counts, we can pair you with someone more experienced.  You can count as little or as long as you like.  Some folks try for owls in the pre-dawn hours, but it is not required. 

	Please contact Susan Setterberg at 360 980 0884 or smsetterberg@yahoo.com if you have questions or would like to participate.  Detailed information will be provided when you sign up. 


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Membership Dues
Renewal Date is September 1st
Membership is defined at Vancouver Audubon Society (VAS) in our constitution which can be checked out by clicking on the button on the left for a more thorough explanation.

Membership dues are $10 and members will receive the Columbia Flyway newsletter and will be entitled to one vote for elections and other voted activities. The VAS newsletter can be received either by mail (black & white) or by emailed (a color pdf). 
Any questions? Please contact 

George Mayfield at (360) 687-0360 email: gomayf@comcast.net 
     or 
Eric Bjorkman at (360) 695-3116 email: bjorkmante@iinet.com

      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)