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RVAS Student Research Scholarship

By | 2018-12-08T16:31:10+00:00 December 8th, 2018|Home Page, News Page|

RVAS’s mission is to support the conservation and restoration of ecosystems so that birds and other wildlife may flourish and contribute to our planet’s biodiversity. Members enjoy observing wildlife and seek its protection through efforts to advance public understanding of the relationships of all life forms and the consequences of interfering with these relationships. Rogue [...]

January Chapter Meeting: OR-7, Ambassador of Wolves

By | 2018-11-30T16:44:35+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Home Page, News Page|

Wolf OR-7, also known as Journey, has been a leader in the return of his species to Southern Oregon and California. He left his natal pack in 2011 and dispersed southward, eventually finding a mate and settling in the area of the Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest. The Rogue pack, as his family group is called, [...]

Spotted Owls and Fire

By | 2018-11-15T11:15:32+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Home Page, News Page|

The page linked below is an excellent summary of a whole range of studies showing that forest fire is a net benefit to Spotted Owls, refuting the common timber industry (and agency) argument that logging is necessary to "fireproof" Spotted Owl habitat. https://dereklee.scienceblog.com/56/the-science-of-forest-fire-and-spotted-owls

Coos Bay Shorebird Survey November 25.

By | 2018-11-26T17:53:02+00:00 November 10th, 2018|News Page|

The Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey is coming up in Coos Bay on Sunday November 25th, 2018! Help count shorebirds if shorebirds count to you! We are searching for citizen scientists to help us survey in Coos Bay. The Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey is part of the Migratory Shorebird Project, a multinational monitoring program led by [...]

Birds and Beers Inaugural

By | 2018-11-01T13:39:58+00:00 October 4th, 2018|News Page|

The inaugural Birds and Beers on September 26 brought twenty people together, many of whom had never met before, for a night of good beer and lively conversation.  The highlight was a Speed Dating game where everyone moved about the room meeting one another and answering different questions such as, "If you could be a [...]

New Birdathon trophy awarded for 2018

By | 2018-09-28T17:36:11+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Home Page, News Page|

Gretchen Hunter accepts the new Birdathon Perpetual Trophy from Boardmember Jon Deason during the September chapter meeting. Her team, the Great Greys, collected $1,625. The No Playback Woodpeckers led by Kristi Mergenthaler came in second with $1,134. The total raised for 2018 was $3,890.17. This award will be passed on each year to the Birdathon [...]

October Chapter Meeting: Swifting in the Valley: The Great Update

By | 2018-10-29T09:54:04+00:00 September 26th, 2018|News Page|

Join wildlife biologist Karen Hussey at the October chapter meeting for a glimpse into the amazing life of the Vaux’s Swift. Discover what makes swifts unique, what mysteries remain, and what swifts have to do with hopscotch at Hedrick Middle School. Learn how a grant from RVAS has uncovered unexpected twists and turns and how [...]

RVAS sponsors Vaux’s Happening at local school

By | 2018-09-14T09:33:30+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Home Page, News Page|

RVAS recently funded a project created by Karen Hussey of the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy to work with Hedrick Middle School students to learn about the Vaux's Swifts roosting in their school's chimney. The community carnival to welcome over 3,000 migrating Vaux's Swifts on Sept. 11 was a huge success. View local TV coverage here.   

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