On the first Tuesday of the month from September through June, please join us for some social time and a fun, educational, or informative program. Anyone interested is very welcome!
Our September meeting was the first LIVE MEETING in over two years! We have a great new modern meeting room at Evergreen Public Schools District Office at 13413 NE LeRoy Haagen Memorial Drive, Vancouver, WA. It is almost directly across NE 136th Avenue from the Washington Dept. of Licensing office. We will also be continuing to broadcast the meeting via Zoom for those that are unable or prefer not to meet in person. All Vancouver Audubon members will receive a Zoom invitation via email. If you intend to attend via Zoom, you must register in advance to receive the link to the meeting. Zoom will also allow us to continue live streaming on Facebook.
Social half-hour begins at 6:30pm, meeting and program will start at 7:00 pm.
Previous program recordings can be found on our Vancouver Audubon Society Facebook page and edited versions are now on our YouTube page. Search YouTube for “Vancouver Audubon Society”.
To view recordings of our previous programs, visit the Monthly Program Recordings.
Dec 6 — Native Swans of the Pacific Northwest
Our December meeting will be a ZOOM-only meeting. All Vancouver Audubon members will receive a Zoom invitation via email. You must register in advance to receive the link to the meeting, anyone is welcome join, just contact Don Rose and request a Zoom registration. We will also be live streaming on Facebook and recording the meeting for viewing online.
MARTHA JORDAN, well-known swan biologist, will present a program on the native swans, Trumpeter and Tundra, in the Pacific Northwest with a focus on Tundra Swans. You will learn about their life history, biology, and some swan identification tips. Updates on eastern Washington swans and how Washington’s west and east sides are connected for swans not only in Washington but along the entire flyway. Learn about the connection between swans and Snow Geese and their management connections on both sides of the Cascade Mountains.
Martha will shed some light on the problems and controversies these birds face on their wintering grounds and what is needed to ensure their future. Get updated on the swan lead poisoning problem, winter habitat issues, avian influenza, and more. You will leave with resources to help you identify swans in the field. Learn how to help Get the Lead Out of both shooting and fishing sporting activities. This is vital to the welfare of swans and all waterbirds.
Martha Jordan has a B.S. degree in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University. She has worked professionally in both marine and terrestrial environments throughout Washington and parts of Alaska. In the late 1970s, while volunteering to observe snow geese and reading their collars in the Skagit Valley, she began to look at the small group of Trumpeter Swans in the same area. By 1984 she had expanded her survey efforts to all of Western Washington and had contributed much information to both state and federal agencies on the status of Trumpeter Swans in Washington State. She wrote the state’s first Trumpeter Swan management plan in 1985. She is still active in both field work and education related to both Trumpeter and Tundra Swans throughout the region. She is currently the Executive Director of Northwest Swan Conservation Association, a regional non-profit. The focus is on our native swans and their habitats throughout the northwest region.
February 6, 2023—Photo Travel Adventure
Arden and Sherry Hagen will give a travelogue with pictures of one of their recent birding adventures.
March 7, 2023—Bring Back the Pollinators
Zoom meeting – Dave Kollen of the Xerces Society will present Bring Back the Pollinators, a presentation and discussion about importance and conservation of our pollinators.