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

 

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

Text Box: Birds are rearing their chicks now and
many people call about them being out
of the nest...this is probably normal.
Many DO NOT fly right away.
See “Injured Bird Info” on the left side.
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General Meeting & Program: 
Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

 Time: 7:00 PM    
Population Trends for 
North American Birds from the Christmas Bird Count 

Speaker:  Nicole Michel, PhD
                     Senior Quantitative Ecologist, NAS

Birds are experiencing a variety of threats, and in order to identify and reduce these threats and conserve bird populations requires knowledge of population trends over long time scales across North America. 

Nicole will speak about the trends after 52 years of data analysis. Citizen Science efforts such as the CBC will be needed going forward to understand and predict how birds respond to climate and land cover change, giving us the information needed to take actions to conserve bird diversity for generations to come.

Nicole Michel recently moved back to Vancouver, WA, her hometown. Nicole joined NAS in December 2015, where she is responsible for developing metrics to track bird response to Audubon’s conservation actions, and analyzing bird abundance, distribution, and habitat relationships. As a field biologist, she has travel to many places in the world for her research.

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Next Birding Trip: 
                         Bonney Butte Hawk Watch
                        

Leader:  Joan Durgin,  360-513-3986
When: Sept. 22, Saturday     
Time: 8:00 AM
Meet at: The southeast corner of the Fred Meyer parking lot at 11325 SE Mill Plain and SE Chkalov.   We will carpool (pay your driver for gas) for about 1hr 45 minutes to the east side of Mt Hood. The last 4 miles of the road is in poor condition and requires a high clearance vehicle.

A 1/2 mile trail will take us to the top of the butte where Hawk Watch International employees are surveying and recording each raptor that is flying over on their fall migration.  They will help identify the hawks and share the migration data they have collected. There are large boulders to sit on but you can also bring your own folding chair. Bring water and a lunch. Then on the return trip we can stop at the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum in Government Camp where the Bonney Butte Hawk Migration Festival is being held that day to see live raptors up close and talk to raptor experts.  We should be back to your cars around 4:00. 

If there is heavy rain that morning the trip is cancelled because very few raptors will be migrating over the Butte. 

>>>>>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.

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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.

      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)