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:


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VAS Website is hosted by Infinity Internet: Vancouver, WA

Text Box: Meeting: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Annual Spring Potluck Dinner
Time: 6:30 PM
Please bring a main dish, salad or dessert to serve at least 10 people to share. 
Bring your own table service (plate, utensils, cup, napkins, etc) and  your own drinks. 

General Meeting & Program
 Time: 7:30 PM
 Exploring the Intertwine: Creating a World-Class System of Parks, Trails & Natural Areas for the 
Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Region 

Speaker:  Mike Houck

Mike Houck founded the Urban Greenspaces Institute in 1999 (  He has been Urban Naturalist at the Audubon Society of Portland since 1980 when he founded the Society痴 Urban Naturalist Program. The Institute's motto: In Livable Cities is the Preservation of the Wild speaks to the Institute痴 philosophy that it is only by creating livable and loveable cities, with abundant parks and trails and easy access to nature, that the rural landscape and more pristine environments will be conserved.   He is a co-founder of The Intertwine Alliance ( which is dedicated to creating a world class park, trail, and natural area system for the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region.

 Mike Houck will describe the evolution of The Intertwine, the Portland-Vancouver region痴 system of parks, trails, and natural areas the roles The Intertwine Alliance plays in expanding and managing the system.  The Intertwine Alliance is the next iteration of more than 30 years of effort to create an interconnected system of parks, trails and natural areas in the Portland-Vancouver region.  


April 19th, Saturday, 2014 Field Trip
Fernhill Wetlands

              Leader:  Arden Hagen, 360-892-8872  
              When: April 19th, Saturday 
              Time: 8:00 AM
              Meet at: Inn at the Quay, downtown Vancouver waterfront, 
                             west side parking lot. 

                    We will carpool.  Do not forget to pay your driver for gas.
This will be a half-day trip looking for migrating shorebirds and early passerines. A good variety of waterfowl could also be present. 


May 31st, Saturday, 2014 Field Trip
Larch Mt., Clark County, WA

              Leader:  Arden Hagen, 360-892-8872  
              When: May 31st, Saturday 
              Time: 8:00 AM
              Meet at: Safeway parking lot at 162nd & 4th Plain.

                    This is a half day plus trip. Hiking will be a bit strenuous. We will be looking for MacGillivray痴 & Hermit Warbler, Sooty Grouse and more. Bring a lunch & water for the  hike.   

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


Birding in Ecuador Fund Raiser Trip
徹ne female Birdwatcher Needed to share a room
January 23-February 7, 2015: 

We have 7 birders along with our 3 leaders. 
If you are female & interested in sharing a room & in birding this wonderful country with a great leader, Edison Buenano, and helping VAS at the same time,  then contact 
Arden Hagen at 
or call  360-892-8872 for info.

Arden & Sherry Hagen have been on 5 trips with Leader Edison Buenano. 
Twice to Ecuador, twice to Peru and the latest trip last fall to Colombia.

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)