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, March 1st, 2016
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General Meeting & Program
 Time: 7:00 PM          New earlier time!!!

Using Species Management and Outreach to Change Community Perceptions
                                               Speaker:  Randy Hill

Randy will call upon his rural roots and agency experiences including nearly 20 years at Columbia NWR to highlight the tasks of managing National Wildlife Refuges for wildlife and public use.  Using a presentation to an International Partners in Flight gathering in Texas during 2008, he will chronicle a path of community division to acceptance to broad support for 兎cotourism in a rural community dominated by conservative values. The role of managing public lands will be examined and reflected upon. This will be a time to review the federal role in land management, and understand how different agencies are directed by varying executive and legislative mandates.  
Observations and reflections about the recent crisis at Malhuer NWR in Oregon will be discussed, especially as it relates to being part of neighboring communities.  
Now that he has retired from federal service, he has more time for bird watching.  He has been a valuable and loyal member of Vancouver Audubon Society, and thus he has facilitated good relationships and friendships between the refuges and our group.   
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       Field Trip:
Birding the Bottoms for Beginners
February 13, 2016 (Saturday)

Woodland Bottoms offers a wonderful opportunity to study winter birds.
                 
                   Leader:  Susan Setterberg,  360-980-0884   
                                                                    smsetterberg@yahoo.com
                   Time:        9:00 to 11:00 AM 
                   Date:        February 13, 2016 Saturday
                   Meet at:    Walmart parking lot in Woodland   (Take Exit 22 going north on Interstate 5, go around the circle, under the freeway and out Dike Access Road.  Walmart is on your right. Meet Susan Setterberg at the far end of the parking lot near the road to carpool around the Woodland bottoms area.)  
Woodland Bottoms offers a wonderful opportunity to study winter raptors, sort through Cackler and Canada Geese, watch Sandhill Cranes dance and identify some winter visiting song birds.  

This trip is for newer birders who want to spend some time learning identifying features of our winter visitors, but experienced birders are always welcome.  We will spend about two hours searching the farm fields and edges of the Columbia River for these birds.  

Plan for the weather.  There will be little walking, but we will get out of the car to scope some areas.  
We will carpool.       Do not forget to pay your driver for gas.

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    Field Trip:
Lincoln City Area
March 5, 2016 (Saturday)

                 
                   Leader:  Arden Hagen,  360-892-8872  
                                                                    iambakerman@comcast.net
                   Time:        8:00 AM 
                   Date:         March 5, 2016 Saturday
                   Meet at:    Target Store at Jantzen Beach Parking lot. 
                Park in the spots facing Tomahawk Island Drive if available.
This is an all day trip. We will be looking for alcids, gulls, waterfowl and other wintering birds. Dress for 田old and possibly damp weather. Bring a lunch, snacks & water.  

We will carpool.       Do not forget to pay your driver for gas.

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Vancouver Hummingbird Fledging Video

Bob Rossi shared this video of 2 young hummingbirds fledging for Vancouver Audubon Website viewing. It was taken this summer in Vancouver, WA outside his kitchen window. 
He even bought a great camera in order to take the videos after realizing his phone camera just wouldn稚 do the trick. Thanks Bob

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)

VAS

Okanogan

2014

Video