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Safe Bird Feeding Alert

By |2021-01-04T17:57:14-08:00January 4th, 2021|Home Page, News Page|

Sick and dead Pine Siskins continue to be reported throughout the West. Here is an informative article from the Portland Audubon Wildlife Care Center outlining what you should do if you see struggling birds in your backyard. I've taken my seed feeders down in my backyard since I had several casualties even though I was [...]

Bear Creek Bird Survey Volunteers Needed

By |2021-01-03T14:29:16-08:00January 3rd, 2021|Home Page, News Page|

The Rogue Valley Audubon Society, in partnership with the Klamath Bird Observatory, Rogue River Watershed Council, the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, and southern Oregon birders are coming together to monitor changes in the Bear Creek bird community as riparian vegetation recovers from recent fires, alterations are made to the Greenway to reduce fire risk, and [...]

RVAS January 2021 Program

By |2020-12-02T16:57:11-08:00December 2nd, 2020|Home Page, News Page|

The Fascinating World of Forensic Ornithology Presented by Ariel Gaffney Ariel Gaffney will explain how she got into forensic ornithology and will discuss some of the work she has been doing at the lab on identification of Bald and Golden Eagles. The lab is developing a new tool for identifying some of their more difficult [...]

Federal Judge Overturns Trump Administration Attempt to Gut MBTA

By |2020-10-02T15:40:52-07:00August 13th, 2020|Home Page, News Page|

Great news for birds! In 2018, Audubon, several other conservation groups, and eight states filed lawsuits challenging the U.S. Department of the Interior’s elimination of longstanding bird protections under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). On Monday (August 10) U.S. district court struck down the legal opinion used to justify the Trump administration’s coming rollback [...]

Comment Letter: Bear Grub Timber Sale EA Comments

By |2020-07-13T19:01:27-07:00July 13th, 2020|Home Page, News Page|

July 13, 2020 Lauren Brown Field Manager Ashland Resource Area Medford BLM 3040 Biddle Road Medford, OR 97504   RE: Bear Grub Timber Sale EA Comments DOI-BLM-ORWA-M060-2020-0001-EA   Dear Ms. Brown: The Rogue Valley Audubon Society (RVAS) is a chapter of the National Audubon Society with over 500 members in Jackson County. The survival of [...]

Comment Letter: Statement for Migratory Bird Treaty Act

By |2020-03-24T12:34:27-07:00March 24th, 2020|Home Page, News Page|

Date: March 19, 2020 From: Audubon Society of Portland To: US Fish and Wildlife Service Re: Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2018-0090, Proposed Rule and Environmental Impact Statement for Migratory Bird Treaty Act   Dear US Fish and Wildlife Service, Please accept the following comments from Audubon Chapters in Oregon including Audubon Society of Portland, East Cascades Audubon [...]

Comment Letter: Public Access to, and Management of, the Imperatrice Property

By |2020-03-24T12:36:49-07:00March 24th, 2020|Home Page, News Page|

To: The Ashland City Council, Mayor John Stromberg CC: Paula Brown, Public Works Director; Michael Black, Director of Parks and Recreation From: Pepper Trail, Rogue Valley Audubon Society Kristi Mergenthaler, Southern Oregon Land Conservancy Date: March 17, 2020 Subject: Public Access to, and Management of, the Imperatrice Property The Rogue Valley Audubon Society (RVAS) and [...]

Community Scientists Needed for Short-eared Owl Surveys! 

By |2020-01-02T17:45:57-08:00January 2nd, 2020|Home Page, News Page, Volunteer|

Attention Rogue Valley Birders! I am pleased to announce a community science opportunity in Oregon. Klamath Bird Observatory is partnering with Intermountain Bird Observatory to carry out Western Asio Flammeus Landscape Study (WAfLS). This citizen science project, now spanning eight western states, is designed to gather information to better evaluate the population status of the [...]

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