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:    
119th Annual Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 23, 2018 


The Sauvie Island/Vancouver Lake Bottoms/Ridgefield Christmas Bird Circle count will be Sunday, December 23, 2018, with a backup date of Monday, Dec 31st should in-clement weather cause a cancellation. 

As always, we welcome any skill level, feeder counters within the circle, and those who have a few hours only or those who want to count all day. Owling birders are very welcome, but it is not required that you get up before dawn to count. 

To participate in the Vancouver Lowlands/Ridgefield, WA side of the circle, please contact Susan Setterberg at smsetterberg@yahoo.com, (856)701-2542. Please contact me before Dec 10 if possible, as I will be out of the country from Dec 10 to 21. However, between those dates, you can txt or email me and I will try to respond as quickly as I can. 

To participate in the Sauvie Inland, OR portion of the cir-cle, please contact Karen Bachman at  pppahouie@comcast.net or (971)207-7754. 

We need a phone number, email address, desired count location, and team member list if you have a group that likes to count together. I will be happy to pair you with another birder or team if needed. 

Feeder Watchers: I am trying to find more feeder watchers who live within the circle. This activity can be an important adjunct to our count. You don’t have to count for a long time, just enough to get an idea of how many of each species come to the feeder. You note the maximum number of each species you see at one time throughout the day. You can count for 15 minutes or all day long if you wish. 

Details on reporting, meeting place or assignments will be sent out in early December. We appreciate your dedication to the Christmas Count. Besides being fun, it is an important Citizen Science program that pro-vides data for a wide variety of needs. Bring along a novice friend or a young person to introduce them to the world of Citizen Science. 

General Information about the Audubon Christmas Bird count can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count 

The map of our Circle (Code: ORSI) can be found here: 
http://audubon.maps.arcgis.com 

Last year's results (Code: ORSI) can be found here: 
http://netapp.audubon.org/CBCObservation/Historical/ResultsByCount.aspx
 
                                                                      Susan Setterberg 

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2019 Budget
To be voted on at the December 4th
General Meeting
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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.