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January Chapter Meeting: OR-7, Ambassador of Wolves

By | 2019-01-26T11:03:10-07:00 November 30th, 2018|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 | 2019-04-30T20:39:42-07:00 November 15th, 2018|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 | 2018-11-26T17:53:02-07:00 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 | 2018-11-01T13:39:58-07:00 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 | 2019-04-30T20:48:31-07:00 September 28th, 2018|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 | 2018-10-29T09:54:04-07:00 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 | 2019-04-30T20:37:13-07:00 September 13th, 2018|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.   

September Chapter Meeting: The Birds of Cuba: the World’s Smallest and So Much More!

By | 2018-09-28T17:37:18-07:00 September 1st, 2018|News Page|

Presented by PEPPER TRAIL Join Pepper Trail on a voyage circumnavigating the beautiful island of Cuba. Home to 26 bird species found nowhere else, including the Bee Hummingbird—the smallest bird in the world—and the Giant Kingbird—the largest kingbird in the world. Not to mention trogons, todies, flamingos, lizard-cuckoos, and the cutest little owl you could [...]

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

By | 2019-04-30T20:38:17-07:00 July 21st, 2018|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 [...]

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