Vancouver, Washington (Clark County)


Vancouver is located near the Oregon-Washington border on the Columbia River and north of Portland, OR.

Mission Statement:

Vancouver Audubon believes in the wisdom

of natureís design and promotes this through education, involvement, stewardship, enjoyment

and advocacy.

VAS site maintained by: †††††Sherry Hagen††

VAS Website is hosted† by Infinity Internet:†††† Vancouver, WA

Text Box: Next Meeting: 
Tuesday, June 5th, 2019
Program & General Meeting


Time: 7:00 PM   

 Owls of Washington
By Carlo Abbruzzese

	Owls have evolved some incredible 	anatomical and physiological adaptations 	that allow them to fly through dense forests 	and capture prey in the dark. Carlo 	Abbruzzese will discuss some of these 	adaptations and will also describe the owls 	that one can expect to find in Washington. 	The presentation will also include the calls 	of the most commonly heard owl species. 
       Carlo works as a Natural Areas Manager for the Washington Department of Natural Resources in southwest Washington. His work involves the protection and restoration of rare plant communities and habitat for rare plants and animals, trail management, and environmental education.  He has also worked as a biologist on the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve near Austin, Texas, which provides protection for two endangered birds, cave invertebrates, and several rare plants species. His experience includes various field projects involving Northern and Mexican Spotted Owls in Oregon, Washington, and New Mexico.  He holds a B.A. in biology from Lewis & Clark College and an M.S. in Biology from Eastern Kentucky University, where studied the hunting behavior of Eastern Screech-owls.  
VAS Program Chair Needed!

Love our programs? Want to see more, learn more? We need your talents and ideas as a new volunteer to take over the position as program chair! We hope you would like to take an active part in our group and help organize the wonderful presentations we all enjoy.  

Please contact Arden if you are interested for more information!
Arden Hagen: 360-892-8872 or


Next Birding Trip:    
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Leader:  Sam Neuffer
Contact Info: 206-930-1032 or
When: Saturday, June 15th at 7:00am
Where:  Meet at the Salmon Creek Park and Ride, 1112 NE 136th St, Vancouver, WA 
Named after tribal rights and conservation activist of the Nisqually native tribe, Billy Frank Jr., this wildlife refuge is the largest undisturbed estuary in Washington. The refuge boasts a variety of unique habitats and wildlife. We will look for seabirds on the boardwalk and warblers, woodpeckers, owls, and flycatchers in the riparian forest. We will also keep an eye out for Peregrine Falcons and Merlins. Entrance fee is $3 per car (Interagency Annual Pass, Senior Pass, Access Passport, or Federal Duck Stamp can be used). We will carpool and I will bring a duck stamp which gets one car into the refuge. If anyone else has a duck stamp or pass, feel free to bring it! This will be an all day trip. Please bring a lunch. I also recommend bug spray and sunscreen.  
We will carpool.
Please remember to pay your driver for gas. 

Membership Change in September

For many years National Audubon helped support local chapters with a return of the some of the dues collection for membership in National Audubon which at that time also included automatic membership in your local Audubon. We did fund raisers, etc. to help support our programs, conservations, education etc.

Things changed at National Audubon and we got less and less of a return so Vancouver Audubon began charging to have The Columbia Flyway Newsletter mailed to itís members to cover the cost of printing and mailing. We then changed out constitution so that our membership consisted of those paying the yearly fee. 

With the age of electronics, email and websites things are changing again.  Many members are already getting their copy of the newsletter emailed to them in the form of a pdf color copy. Others are using the website link. We no longer have enough members requesting a printed copy of the newsletter for our printer to continue doing it. So we have opted to have copies made at a copy shop and mailed to members until next SEPTEMBER when the newsletter will we entirely digital either via your email (which you must sign up for) or go to the website to read the copy link there.

Any questions? Please contact 

President Arden Hagen at (360) 892-8872 email:

††††† Established December 1975

Vancouver Audubon Meets at the:

West Park Community Room

610 Esther St. Vancouver, WA

The main parking is on the West side and handicap parking in on the East side with an entrance on both sides. This is our permanent meeting place for next year.


Fall Migration at Malheur NWR with VAS


†† Would you be interested in participating in a 4-5 day

†††††††††† field trip to Malheur NWR in September?


†††††††††† †† Arden Hagen is putting together a fundraising trip

to the high desert of eastern Oregon.†


†††††††††† If you are interested (no commitment needed at this time) or know someone that would be interested in additional information as the planning proceeds, call or email:

Arden:† 360-892-8872