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 nature’s design and promotes this through education, involvement, stewardship, enjoyment

and advocacy.

VAS site maintained by:      Sherry Hagen:   littlebirder@comcast.net

 

Newsletter articles, please send to: vas@pacifier.com

VAS Website is hosted  by Infinity Internet:   www.iinet.com   Vancouver, WA

Text Box: April Meeting: 
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

General Meeting & Program
 Time: 7:00 PM      
Birding Without Borders:
An Epic World Big Year

by Noah Strycker

Noah Strycker, 30, is Associate Editor of “Birding” magazine, the author of two well-regarded books about birds, and a regular contributor of photography and articles to all major bird magazines as well as other media; he blogs regularly for the American Birding Association. Strycker set a World Big Year record in 2015, and the how book about the experience will be released in fall 2017. 

Noah Strycker has studied birds on six continents with field seasons in Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Australia, Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, and the Farallon Islands. He also works as a naturalist guide on expedition cruises to Antarctica and Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, literally spreading the inspiration of birds from pole to pole. He is based in Oregon, where his backyard has hosted more than 100 species of birds. Visit his website at: www.noahstrycker.com
In 2015, bird nerd Noah Strycker of Oregon became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single, year-long, round-the-world birding trip. Anything could have happened, and a lot did. He was scourged by blood-sucking leeches, suffered fevers and sleep deprivation, survived airline snafus and car breakdowns and mudslides and torrential floods, skirted war zones, and had the time of his life. Birding on seven continents and carrying only a pack on his back, Strycker enlisted the enthusiastic support of local birders to tick more than 6,000 species, including Adelie Penguins in Antarctica, a Harpy Eagle in Brazil, a Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Thailand, and a Green-breasted Pitta in Uganda. He shared the adventure in real time on his daily blog (audubon.org/noah), and now he reveals the inside story. This humorous and inspiring presentation about Strycker’s epic World Big Year will leave you with a new appreciation for the birds and birders of the world. 

   
****SPECIAL MEETING PLACE for this EVENT****
Vancouver's Water Resource Center (WREC) 
4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver
Starts at 7 PM 

Donations are Welcome

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March Field Trip:  Cancelled due to illness

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April Field Trip: 
                Columbia River Gorge Birds & Blooms

April 8 th, 2017 (Saturday)

                   Leader:    Wilson Cady,  360-835-5947
                   When:      Apr. 8 th, Saturday 
                   Time:        8:00 AM 
                   Meet at:    Washougal River Front Park, on the Columbia River just east of the Best Western Hotel 
An all day trip up the Columbia Gorge looking for migrant birds and wildflowers, this will be a driving trip with minimal walking involved. Bring a lunch, binoculars, and dress for the weather. 

If you have an FRS Radio (walkie-talkie) please bring it or communicating between vehicles on the trip.

We will carpool.     
Do not forget to pay your driver for gas.

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Change to Newsletter Renewal Date
& Membership Dues
Renewal Date is September 1st
In August 2015, during the update of the chapter bylaws, our Board of directors changed how membership is defined at Vancouver Audubon society (VAS).
Please check out the updated VAS Constitution & Bylaws through the button on the left for a more thorough explanation.

This means that now when you send in your newsletter renewal in the fall you will also be considered a member of VAS. How great is that?! 
In addition, we changed the renewal date from November 1st to September 1st. Membership dues are $10 and members will continue to receive the Columbia Flyway newsletter and will be entitled to one vote for elections and other voted activities. 

Any questions? Please contact 
George Mayfield at (360) 687-0360 email: gomayf@comcast.net 
or 
Eric Bjorkman at (360) 695-3116 email: bjorkmante@iinet.com

      Established December 1975

Vancouver Audubon Meets at the:

Clark County Genealogical Society

717 Grand Boulevard (Grand & Evergreen)  Vancouver, Washington

(just south of Mill Plain on NE corner)