October newsletter is available!

Happy Autumn! Your copy of October’s Columbia Flyway is here! We have the First-of-Month Bird Walk coming up this Saturday at Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park. There are also activities scheduled this weekend at Ridgefield NWR for BirdFest and at Steigerwald NWR for the reopening this Saturday. There will be a trip to Woodland Bottoms onContinue reading “October newsletter is available!”

Save the Date – Give to VAS on Sept 22!

Give More 24! brings together our entire region for 24 hours of generosity. By giving at the same time, and boosting donations through match dollars and nonprofit prizes, your giving is amplified to your chosen non-profits. This year, we are fundraising to support the creation of a Young Birders Club for youth between the agesContinue reading “Save the Date – Give to VAS on Sept 22!”

VAS Pelagic Trip Report – August 26, 2021

A full contingent of birders from as far away as Florida and Pennsylvania, as well as our group from the Vancouver Audubon Society, boarded the Monte Carlo for a Westport Seabirds pelagic trip early Thursday morning. We hoped for cooperative weather so we could get great views of the myriad wildlife that inhabits the offshoreContinue reading “VAS Pelagic Trip Report – August 26, 2021”

Lights Out: Providing Safe Passage for Nocturnal Migrants

Every year, billions of birds migrate north in the spring and south in the fall, the majority of them flying at night, navigating with the night sky. However, as they pass over big cities on their way, they can become disoriented by bright artificial lights and skyglow, often causing them to collide with buildings orContinue reading “Lights Out: Providing Safe Passage for Nocturnal Migrants”