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Othello Sandhill Crane Festival

Othello Sandhill Crane Festival

March 22-24, 2024 in Othello, WA. For directions and more information: Registration is open NOW,  Check out the Sandhill Crane Festival website here.  

In Classroom Drawing with Feathers

In Classroom Drawing with Feathers

Audubon in the Schools (AITS) volunteers are making plans to offer sessions to schools and students this year. Our program depends on in-classroom drawing sessions using bird feathers and specimens that the students use as models for their drawing exercises.…

Fox Sparrow

Bird Effects from Mid-January 2024 Ice Storm

By Vjera Thompson Storm started Friday night with ice and snow-like material on top of it (little ice balls). Saturday morning I walked to Danebo pond. Already signs of disruption with a pipit landing on a blade of grass in…

Installation of Delta Ponds bridge

Delta Ponds Loop Trail Gets a Bridge

Crews with the city installed a new 100-foot-long bridge over some of the Delta Ponds wetlands on January 25. Philip Richardson, a landscape architect with the city’s Parks and Open Space Department, noted that it is just one part of…

Cat with bird

Birds and Cats–A Lethal Combination

Many of us who love birds and wildlife also love cats. Unfortunately, our cats do serious damage when they roam freely. Both the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have found that bird and…

WV Bird Symposium

Thanks for Helping!

Thank you to Cecelia Hagen, Ash Berry, and Barbara Bryson for setting up and staffing the Lane County Audubon table at the Willamette Valley Bird Symposium on Saturday, February 3. LCAS was a sponsor of the symposium and had several…

Red-shafted flicker at feeder

2023 Lane Co Christmas Bird Counts

CBC–Cottage Grove  By Grace Fowler-Gore, Count Coordinator and Compiler Eight of us gathered at 6:30 am, Saturday, December 30, to enjoy a delicious hot breakfast at Vintage Inn. At the end of the day, 14 of us gathered at El…

Eugene Christmas Bird Count 2023 Group 5a

The 2023 Eugene Christmas Bird Count (ECBC)

Although the weather was not ideal, the 82nd ECBC held on Sunday Dec. 31 was a great success. The 190 Field Observers and 101 Home Counters saw 133 species of birds and 66,334 individual birds.   Field observers spent 273 hours…

Black Phoebe

2023 Eugene Christmas Bird Count Dec. 31st

The 2023 Eugene Christmas Bird Count (ECBC) is on Sunday, December 31, 2023. Yes, this is New Year’s Eve, but we will be done by dusk, which will give you plenty of time to still party hardy. The date is…