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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 [...]

RVAS November 2020 Program

By |2020-11-29T16:04:04-08:00October 30th, 2020|News Page|

NOVEMBER Program Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7:00 pm Birding with a Clean Slate: Rediscovering Birding on the Other Side of the World Presented by BRENDA MILLER Many birders can relate to the excitement of finding a new bird, but what about bird-ing in a completely new country? How does one identify a completely unfamiliar population [...]

RVAS October 2020 Program

By |2020-10-30T16:41:59-07:00October 2nd, 2020|News Page|

Resilient Forests for Nature & People of the Rogue Valley Presented by DARREN BORGIAS Darren Borgias, Southwestern Oregon Forest Conservation Director for The Nature Conservancy (TNC), will give a Zoom presentation and invite dialogue about “Resilient Forests for Nature and People of the Rogue Valley”. Darren Borgias has guided TNC protection and restoration work in [...]

Great Fall Migration Yard Big Sit

By |2020-09-24T11:35:36-07:00September 24th, 2020|Community, Field Trip Reports, News Page|

The first ever RVAS Great Fall Migration Yard Big Sit on September 19, 2020 was a success. While in person field trips have been cancelled for the foreseeable future, nine yards participated in a 24-hour big day from the convenience of their own yards. While enjoying the birds in my yard, it wasn’t lost on [...]

RVAS September 2020 Program

By |2020-09-23T15:32:23-07:00August 31st, 2020|News Page|

Tuesday, Tuesday September 22 at 7:00 pm FIGHTING CRIME WITH FEATHERS:  The Casebook of a Forensic Ornithologist Presented by PEPPER TRAIL   Join us on Zoom as our own Pepper Trail, the world’s leading forensic ornithologist, lifts the curtain on the secret world of wildlife crime. As the ornithologist at the National Fish and Wildlife [...]

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 [...]

Conservation Related Issues To Which the Chapter Has Recently Weighed In

By |2020-07-13T19:11:32-07:00July 13th, 2020|Conservation Permanent, News Page|

Bear Grub Timber Sale EA Comments (July 2020) Letter From Chapter to BLM Comments on Public Access to, and Management of, the Imperatrice Property (March 2020) Letter From Chapter and SOLC to City of Ashland Comments on Proposed Rule and Environmental Impact Statement for Migratory Bird Treaty Act (March 2020) Letter From State Audubon Chapters [...]

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