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:      Cindy McCormack   nwbirder@gmail.com

 

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

Text Box: Next Meeting: 
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

General Meeting & Program
 Time: 7:00 PM   

 Argentina 

By Sherry & Arden Hagen

 In April of 2018, the Hagen’s went on a birding tour in Argentina visiting the far south city of Ushuaia which is called the “Bottom on the world”. It is the most southern city in the world and a beautiful place with wonderful birds. They drove north in Chile briefly and visited the only mainland colony of King Penguin. 

 A little birding in the dry windy Patagonia region of Argentina before flying back to Buenos Aires and then traveling to Salta near the Chilean border. As they travel higher in elevation they entered the land of tall Saguaro like cactus with birds to fit the habitat. 

After again flying back to Buenos Aries, they flew north to Iguazu Falls which has 275 falls as part of it’s system. The falls are absolutely thrilling as are the birds and butterflies. 

Their last birding area was just north of Buenos Aries with it’s own unique bird species. Needless to say “This was a great trip”.















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Next Birding Trip:    
Vancouver Margins Discovery
Saturday, February 9th, 2019


Leader:  Randy Hill
When: Saturday, February 9th at 7:30am
Where: Meet at the Salmon Creek Park & Ride

We will venture out to the wet edges of Greater Vancouver.  Starting with a carpool from the Salmon Creek Park-and-Ride, there will be stops along several bodies of water, including Salmon Creek, Burnt Bridge Creek, Vancouver Lake, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Frenchman’s Bar and the end of lower River Road looking for wintering waterfowl, cranes, waders (including Snowy Egret), raptors and other things that fly.  There will probably be a move east to the Marine Park area and possibly as far east as Steigerwald NWR if anyone is still standing.  
There may be a one-mile round-trip walk to seek out the secretive Western Screech-Owl during the morning.
Contact Randy Hill at re_hill@q.com or text him at 360-975-2573 to secure your spot.  Or you may sign up at the February 5th VAS monthly meeting.

We will carpool.
Please remember to pay your driver for gas. __________________________________________________

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.

Membership dues are $20 and members will receive the Columbia Flyway newsletter and will be entitled to one vote for elections and other voted activities. The VAS newsletter can be received either by mail (black & white) or by emailed (a color pdf). 
Any questions? Please contact 

George Mayfield at (360) 687-0360 email: gomayf@comcast.net

      Established December 1975

Vancouver Audubon Meets at the:

West Park Community Room

610 Esther St. Vancouver, WA

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The main parking is on the West side and handicap parking in on the East side with an entrance on both sides. This is our permanent meeting place for next year.