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: Meeting: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
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Pre Program Bird Class or Mini Program: 30 Minutes 
Time: 6:45 PM


General Meeting & Program
 Time: 7:30 PM

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 Washington Audubon Society: 
          Birds & Climate Initiative 

by Author Jen Syrowitz
Do you ever wonder what happens to the data collected during the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count?  Here's your opportunity to find out.  The Audubon Birds and Climate Change Report (http://wa.audubon.org/climate-change-0) is a first-of-its-kind study that predicts how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American birds.  A product of seven years of research, the report calls upon three decades of citizen-scientist observations from the Audubon Christmas Bird Count and the North American Breeding Bird Survey to define the ideal "climatic range" for each bird species--the range of temperatures, precipitation, and seasonal changes each needs to survive.  Audubon scientists have mapped where each bird's ideal climate range might be found in the future as the climate changes.  At national and local level the results are shocking: nearly half of the bird species in the continental U.S. and Canada are seriously threatened by 2080, in Washington State the data pinpoints 113 "climate-endangered" bird species that, according to projections, may lose 50% or more of their habitat by 2050.

In April Vancouver Audubon is privileged to have Jen Syrowitz join us from Audubon Washington.  She will present the findings of the Audubon Birds and Climate Change Report, explain its importance to the future of bird conservation, and lead a discussion around actions that can help empower communities and protect birds against a warming world. She will also describe Important Bird Areas (IBA痴) in the Pacific Northwest.  

Jen Syrowitz is the Chapter Conservation Manager with Audubon Washington. She works closely with Audubon chapters and Audubon Washington staff to increase conservation, engagement, policy action, regional organizing, chapter capacity building and diversification outcomes in Washington State in alignment with state, flyway, and national goals to maximize the effectiveness of Audubon as a whole. 

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March 21st, Saturday, 2015 Field Trip

South Jetty Columbia River
Time: 8:00 AM

                     Leader:  Arden Hagen,  360-892-8872
                                            email:  iambakerman@comcast.net
                     Meet at: Salmon Creek Park & Ride at 134th St. (Tenney St) & 10th Ave.

                  We will be looking for waterfowl, seabirds and early shorebird migrants. 
                  Prepare for wet weather and bring a lunch for this all day event.  


                     We will carpool.       Do not forget to pay your driver for gas.
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April 18th, Saturday, 2015 Field Trip
Bottle Beach & Westport
                                                   Time: 8:00 AM

                     Leader:  Arden Hagen,    360-892-8872
                     Meet at: Salmon Creek Park & Ride at 134th St. (Tenney St) & 10th Ave. 

This is an all day trip for the peak of the shorebird migration. Dress for changeable weather and bring a lunch, drinks and snacks if needed. If you are driving, you will need a Discovery Pass for parking at Bottle Beach.

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

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)