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痴 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: Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
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General Meeting & Program
 Time: 7:30 PM

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 Birding a 釘ig Year in Clark County 
.   Speaker:  Bob Flores, Regional NWR Manager
Bob Flores is in the middle of a "Big Year" in Clark County to find as many bird species as he can in the calendar year: 2015.  This is a unique goal. What unusual sightings has he made?  What areas of the county is he going to?  What is he finding in what season?  If we can follow his answers to these questions, we may be able to make our own birding in Clark County more targeted and successful.  We tend to gather little pieces of information about bird distribution and add them up to decide where we will try to bird next. This program will give us good information. 
Bob has been posting some of his sightings on Tweeters.  He has a lot of experience that he is using to strategize. 
Bob Flores was formerly the manager at the Ridgefield NWR, after which he was promoted to regional manager in which he tracked and managed many Northwest National Wildlife Refuges.  His service at Ridgefield NWR was long & successful.  Many of us have met him, or birded with him.  Prior to this, he was manager at the Columbia NWR in central Washington.  Randy Hill, another one of our members, has worked closely with Bob at both refuges.  Randy may join Bob in telling some of their recent birding stories and outings.
Bob Flores retired in May 2014 from the NWR system and now has even more time to go birding thus the Big Year in Clark County.

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September 13th, SUNDAY, 2015 Field Trip

Ocean Shores, WA

                   Time: 8:00 AM 
                   Leader:  Arden Hagen,      360-892-8872
                   Meet at: Salmon Creek Park & Ride at 134th St. 
                                                           (Tenney St) & 10th Ave.

       This is a full day of birding at Ocean Shores, primarily looking for migrating shorebirds. Bring your Discovery Pass if you plan on driving for parking. 

                     We will carpool.       Do not forget to pay your driver for gas.
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Vancouver Hummingbird Fledging Video

Bob Rossi shared this video of 2 young hummingbirds fledging for Vancouver Audubon Website viewing. It was taken this summer in Vancouver, WA outside his kitchen window. 
He even bought a great camera in order to take the videos after realizing his phone camera just wouldn稚 do the trick. Thanks Bob

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)

VAS Constitution and By-Laws

A small committee has worked to simplify, revise and modernize the VAS Constitution and By-Laws this summer.

 

It will go before the membership vote for final approval at the October 2015 General Meeting.

 

To read the document: Click Here