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: March Meeting: Tuesday, Mar. 7th, 2017

General Meeting & Program
 Time: 7:00 PM      
SHOW & TELL

by members and guests
This popular program is returning. It is your chance to show your vacation or wildlife photos to a willing audience. 

There are several ways available to share your photos.

Our Epson projector can directly play photos saved to a FLASH DRIVE. 
Via CD/DVD/Power Point Program. A laptop computer will be on hand. 
Hook up your tablet to the projector (Remember to bring your connecting equipment).


Call Bob Rowe to sign up:  360-254-8699

Time limits us to about 8 presenters with about 20 photos to share


April Meeting: Tuesday, Apr. 4th, 2017
Special Event
Noah Strycker will talk about his 2015 Big Year. This meeting will be held at the Vancouver Water Resources & Education Center. More info later.
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February Field Trip:  
Woodland Bottoms for Raptors & Cranes

February 18, 2017 (Saturday)

                   Leader:    Susan Setterberg,  856-701-2542
                                    George Mayfield,  360-687-0360
	          When:      Feb. 18th, Saturday 
                   Time:        9:00 AM 
                   Meet at:    Woodland Walmart Parking Lot.    

Take Exit 22 (Dike Access Road) off I-5. Go around the circle to the left and under the freeway (West) to the WalMart of the right, SW corner of the parking lot. We will carpool from there. Most of the birding will be done from the car or standing along the road when safe. The trip will be about 3 hours depending on what we find. 

Winter in the agriculture fields of Woodland can be very exciting and interesting.  There are always lots of raptors with Red-tails, Northern Harriers and Rough-legged Hawks.  Last year we had 14 Bald Eagles by the end of the day.  Depending on what is happening in the rivers, we could have fun sorting through all the gull species, scaup, goldeneye and mergansers.  There is a large Great Blue Heron Rookery to view along the route.  Fields, if flooded, could be filled with a nice variety of ducks.  Peregrine and Kestrel are possible as is a possible Short-eared Owl in the right conditions.  This is a good opportunity for photographers.
                               
                                                  We will carpool.     
                             Do not forget to pay your driver for gas.
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March Field Trip:  Sauvie Island

March 25, 2017 (Saturday)

                   Leader:    Arden Hagen,  360-892-8872
                   When:      Mar. 25th, Saturday 
                   Time:        8:00 AM 
                   Meet at:    Target Store at Jantzen Beach Parking lot. Park in the spots facing Tomahawk Island Drive if available.

This will mainly be a car birding trip looking for raptors, waterfowl, etc.  A small fee (about $3 a person) is needed for a parking permit in addition to the gas donation to your driver.    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)