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: May Meeting: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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Annual Spring Potluck Dinner, May 3rd
Time: 6:00 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: 7:00 PM          New earlier time!!!

History of Lower Columbia River Birds
                                            by Andrew Emlen

Andrew Emlen will speak about bird species having special stories connected with the Columbia River.  Since starting the Wahkiakum Christmas Bird Count circle in 1998 sponsored by Willapa Hills Audubon Society, Emlen has been the organizer and compiler for the count. He has conducted shorebird census for US Fish and Wildlife, helping to establish the Lower Columbia as a national Important Bird Area, and leads field trips for W.H.A.S, Washington Ornithological Society, and the American Birding Association. 

He is currently co-owner and guide for Columbia River Kayaking. He plans to give his observations about the cormorant issues on East Sand Island at the mouth of the Columbia, a prominent nesting grounds for Cormorants, Terns, and Pelicans.

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June Meeting: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
General Meeting & Program
 Time: 7:00 PM          New earlier time!!!

eBird and eBird Northwest宥et Started!

Speaker:  WENDY CONNALLY,  Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 
Citizen Science Coordinator

 You don稚 have to be a birding expert or techie fanatic to use eBird!

Come to this presentation and learn about
キ    account setup  less than 5 minutes
キ    the app and the online checklist page 
                (you don稚 HAVE to use both)
キ    hotspots
キ    counting tips
キ    fun tools to find the birds you want to see by
                 location and season
キ    related programs like NestWatch
                Global Big Day
                Great Backyard Bird Count
                 Project FeederWatch

Something for all bird lovers!
      キ    鼎itizen Science projects in our region eBird 
                checklists make a tremendous contribution to
                our understanding and conservation of birds 
                 and their habitats. 

Be part of this great opportunity!
We値l leave time for your questions.
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May Field Trip:  
Kiwa Trail Walk, Ridgefield NWR
May 1, 2016 (Sunday)

                   Leader:  Susan Setterberg   360-980-0884  and
                                  Tammy Bjorkman  
                   Time:        8:00 AM 
                   Date:         April 2, 2016 Saturday
                   Meet at: the Kiwa Trail parking area, Ridgefield NWR 

We will be among the first this year to walk the Kiwa Trail at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.  Meet at the entrance to the trail in the Kiwa parking lot at 8 am.  Remember to give yourself enough time to pay your fee ($3 per car) or register your pass (Federal Parks, Senior Pass. etc. or RNWR annual pass) and drive to the Kiwa Trail, about two miles from the entrance Kiosk.  It takes about 10 minutes (15 mph speed limit) if you drive straight there but can be longer if you are distracted by the birds!  If you want to meet someone at the entrance Kiosk, it is OK to leave a car there and drive together for one fee.  Parking can be limited at the Kiwa entrance.

Our walk will be about two and a half hours as we take our time searching the woods and listening for new arrivals in the wetlands.  The walk is flat and about a mile and a half.  We should see sparrows, swallows, flycatchers, warblers, rails, Red-winged and maybe Yellow-headed Blackbirds, woodpeckers, some summer nesting ducks and, if we are lucky, we will find the Great Horned Owls. The snipe are already winnowing and we might catch up with a bittern or two making its booming ooomm-da-choom breeding call.  You never know what might turn up.  Bring bug repellent as it has been a wet year and it could be buggy.  It is also a good idea to wear sunscreen.
   
Contact: Susan at 360 980 0884 or 
                     smsetterberg@yahoo.com. 

WENAS AUDUBON CAMPOUT 
Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2016

You池e invited to attend a celebration of birds, botany, and the beauty of spring in eastern Washington. The Wenas Audubon Campout will take place on Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30) at the Wenas Creek Campground. This three-day annual event invites campers to participate in a variety of activities, including birding field trips, flower walks, field sketching, and bat and owl prowls. You do not need to be an Audubon member to attend. All are welcome. Visit the Wenas Audubon website at (www.wenasaudubon.org) for directions, an outline of field trips, programming, and more information. Pre-registration is not required. The campout is free and open to all ages. This is a Department of Natural Resources campground so every vehicle must display a Washington State Discover Pass. For more information contact Wilson Cady: gorgebirds@juno.com
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June Field Trip:  
Bluebirds of Bickleton & More
June 4, 2016 (Saturday)

                   Leader:    Arden Hagen   360-892-8872
	          When:      June 4th, Saturday 
                   Time:        7:45 AM 
                   Meet at: the Port of Camas-Washougal Boat Launch (just south of Highway 14 by Westlie Ford. Take the Frontage Rd exit to the Round-a-bout at Port St. south)

This will be an all day trip to see Bluebirds, Rock & Canyon Wren, Lewis痴 Woodpecker, Ash-throated Flycatcher and more. Pack a lunch and snacks.
            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)

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