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: 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, September 1st, 2015
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General Meeting & Program
 Time: 7:30 PM

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 Birding a 釘ig Year in Clark County 
.   Speaker:  Bob Flores, Regional NWR Manager
Bob Flores is in the middle of a "Big Year" in Clark County to find as many bird species as he can in the calendar year: 2015.  This is a unique goal. What unusual sightings has he made?  What areas of the county is he going to?  What is he finding in what season?  If we can follow his answers to these questions, we may be able to make our own birding in Clark County more targeted and successful.  We tend to gather little pieces of information about bird distribution and add them up to decide where we will try to bird next. This program will give us good information. 
Bob has been posting some of his sightings on Tweeters.  He has a lot of experience that he is using to strategize. 
Bob Flores was formerly the manager at the Ridgefield NWR, after which he was promoted to regional manager in which he tracked and managed many Northwest National Wildlife Refuges.  His service at Ridgefield NWR was long & successful.  Many of us have met him, or birded with him.  Prior to this, he was manager at the Columbia NWR in central Washington.  Randy Hill, another one of our members, has worked closely with Bob at both refuges.  Randy may join Bob in telling some of their recent birding stories and outings.
Bob Flores retired in May 2014 from the NWR system and now has even more time to go birding thus the Big Year in Clark County.

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Far End of Lower River Road to Close

       The Washington Department of Transportation will permanently close the far end of  Lower River Road near Vancouver Lake. Motor vehicles will not be able to travel beyond the gate. Birdwatchers and Cyclists will still be able to use most of the road on a small paved bypass that has been added. Erosion caused by the increased river traffic has created a 15 to 20 foot drop of the old road in this area.

        Post Office Lake and beyond was a favorite place to watch birds, especially waterfowl for years until the road started eroding and the collapse occurred. The end of the road was closed years ago and has now gotten worse so that even Post Office Lake parking area had to be included in the closure.

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)