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Tell the ODFW Commission to Prevent the Extinction of Marbled Murrelets in Oregon

By | 2018-07-21T09:33:11+00:00 July 21st, 2018|Home Page, News Page|

Last month, under pressure from the logging industry, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission made an unprecedented move to reverse an earlier decision to uplist the Marbled Murrelet from threatened to endangered. This reversal demonstrated a blatant disregard for science, state wildlife law, and the continued survival of this imperiled seabird. It leaves [...]

Would you look at those legs?!

By | 2018-07-06T19:50:41+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Home Page, News Page|

Are you looking for a fun way to get involved in local conservation efforts? This event is perfect for anyone who loves being outside, loves looking for birds, and loves birding with a purpose. Vesper Sparrows are declining in Oregon, and extensive research is currently being conducted on the Rogue Basin population centered at Howard [...]

Gray Jay now officially renamed Canada Jay

By | 2018-07-01T14:31:20+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Home Page, News Page|

In late May, the American Ornithological Society, a scientific body that’s responsible for the classification and naming of birds in North America, agreed to officially change the name of the Gray Jay to Canada Jay. See this article for details.

Action required to save Great Gray Owl nesting sites

By | 2018-06-29T19:49:13+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Home Page, News Page|

RVAS and KS Wild urge you to take action. The Great Gray Owls that rely upon public land forest habitat in the Howard Prairie area near the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument need your help. Comment period now open. For decades, the Medford District BLM has tried to balance timber production with the needs of wildlife [...]

June 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-04T09:04:56+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail Alaska’s Bristol Bay Threatened by Mine Bristol Bay is the huge bay lying just north of the long arc of the Aleutians. It is an area of incredible natural abundance, both in the marine and terrestrial environments, as recognized with 27 globally-significant Important Bird Areas, two National Parks, four [...]

Malheur Field Station Needs Our Help

By | 2018-06-01T16:02:36+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Home Page, News Page|

SUNRISE.... SUNSET: AT THE MALHEUR FIELD STATION! That song from "Fiddler on the Roof" sings the eternal truth of change and transition. But for us at Malheur Field Station, it is a song sung the other way around: SUNSET ... SUNRISE! We, and the birds at Malheur, need your help! And we need it urgently!! [...]

Dippers In Lithia Park

By | 2018-05-03T21:34:28+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Home Page, News Page|

Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission, in partnership with the Rogue Valley Audubon Society talks in this video a little about the American Dipper... A little song bird that can be seen in Lithia Park. Special thanks to Peter and Linda Kreisman for their time and expertise! 

May 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-05T19:23:27+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Juliet Grable The Cormorants of East Sand Island In April, Portland Audubon and the Center for Biological Diversity announced the release of a film called Scapegoat: The Cormorants of East Sand Island, by Portland filmmaker Trip Jennings. The film documents the Army Corps of Engineers’ war on the world’s largest Double-crested [...]

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Annual Picnic

By | 2018-05-23T18:37:15+00:00 April 26th, 2018|News Page|

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 6  - 8 p.m. Location TouVelle State Park Picnic Shelter A All members and guests are welcome This annual picnic replaces our May chapter meeting. Come celebrate our valley birds. Bird Walk 6 p.m. (sharp!)
 A guided bird walk will wind through the park and along the Rogue River. Potluck dinner [...]

April Chapter Meeting: Lake Abert: A Waterbird Oasis in an Arid Landscape

By | 2018-04-26T14:31:13+00:00 March 28th, 2018|News Page|

Presented by RON LARSON, PhD Salty-alkaline lakes are not the kind of place you would want to call home. After all, salt is used to preserve food, and with a pH of 10, the water is like diluted bleach. Yet, Lake Abert, located in arid south-central Oregon, is a waterbird Mecca, with over 80 species [...]

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