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:      Cindy McCormack   nwbirder@gmail.com

 

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

Text Box: Next Meeting: 
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

General Meeting & Program
 Time: 7:00 PM   
   
Preservation of White Oaks at Washougal & 
Lacamas Prairie Natural Areas 

Speaker:  Carlo Abbruzzese, Natural Areas Manager, Washington DNR

Natural Areas protect some of Washington’s 
most unique ecosystems. Carlo will be our 
guest presenter to discuss two local natural 
areas, the Lacamas Prairie and the Washougal 
Oaks. Washougal Oaks NA protects the 
largest remaining high quality Garry oak 
(Oregon white oak) woodland in western 
Washington, as well as rare plants, a stream 
corridor, and fish and wildlife habitat.  The site 
is representative of the native oak woodlands 
that were once relatively common in the Puget 
Sound and Willamette Valley regions, but are 
now exceptionally rare, and home to the 
Slender-billed White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis aculeata).  Lacamas Prairie NA preserves a prairie remnant occurs in a native valley landscape mosaic with Oregon white oak woodland and Oregon ash wetland forest. This program should provide some wonderful insight into these beautiful ecosystems!
 

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Next Birding Trip:    
Coastal SW Washington Exploration
Nov. 10th, Saturday, 7:30 AM
                        

Leader:  Randy Hill  360-975-2573    re_hill@q.com
When: Nov. 10, Saturday     
Time: 7:30 AM
Meet at: Salmon Creek Park & Ride at 134th St.   (Tenney St) & 10th Ave.

Expect a full day of birding in the middle of a holiday weekend, so you can sleep in the next morning.

Expected destination is Long Beach Peninsula with stops at Julia Butler Hansen NWR and several other spots on the Columbia River, Pacific coastline, and Willapa Bay.  

Waterfowl, loons, grebes, waders, shorebirds, songbirds, raptors … a little of everything.  Maybe even chase after a rarity with short notice; diversions sometimes happen.  Cancellation/reschedule if high winds or heavy rain in the forecast. 

Please sign-up at the meeting or at the email address above. 
 ***It is important that you sign up with an email address or phone number in order to be contacted in case of a late cancelation of the trip. Otherwise you may show up and no one is at the meeting place.        

This could be an all-day trip depending on what birds are available. 
Bring lunch and Good Weather!!!   
                                           We will carpool.  
                       Do not forget to pay your driver for gas.

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2019 Budget
To be voted on at the December 4th
General Meeting

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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 $20 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

      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)