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Audubon Adventures Seeking Teachers

Audubon Adventures is an environmental education curriculum that is sent, for free, to local educators—but first they have to sign up for it! Part of what I do as the LCAS coordinator for Audubon Adventures is request donations from members…

LCAS wildflower festival booth

Thanks to Booth Volunteers

Thanks to Barbara Bryson and Nancy Radius for staffing the Lane County Audubon booth on Saturday, September 9, at Tugman Park in Eugene. LCAS was invited to have its booth at the Southeast Eugene Neighborhood Picnic, where hundreds of people…

UO Natural History Museum

Thank yous

UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History Lane Audubon was one of the featured community organizations attending when UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History held a Family Nature Night, “Wetlands and Watersheds,” on June 22.. Thank you to Rose…

Male western bluebird

Western Bluebird Success Story

Photos by Steve Gordon Once described as a common Oregon bird in the 1930s, the Western Bluebird experienced dramatic population declines by the 1970s. In part, assisted by artificial bluebird projects, the species made a recovery. Preferred cavity nesting habitat…

Eugene library display of Lane Audubon birds

Lane Audubon Bird Display at Eugene Public Library

Taxidermied birds, bird nests, bird eggs, and other items drawn from LCAS’s collection are part of a new display at the Eugene Public Library. To see it, walk into the children’s area from now until the end of August. Thanks…

Barbara Combs

Passing of Barbara Combs

Long-time Lane County birder Barbara Combs passed away on April 21, 2023, at the age of 75. Barb was originally from New Jersey and came to Oregon in 1972 to get her PhD in psychology at the UO. She was active…

Dennis Arendt painted nest box

Artistic Bird Houses Exhibit

At New Zone Gallery, “Art in Birds” is a project of the McKenzie River Trust on Green Island, where the Willamette and the McKenzie Rivers meet. This collection of artistically painted bird nest boxes will be exhibited at the New…

sandhill cranes painting

A History of Oregon Ornithology

A History of Oregon Ornithology: From Territorial Days to the Rise of Birding Edited by Alan L. Contreras, Vjera E. Thompson, and Nolan M. Clements Published in November of 2022 by the Oregon State University Press, A History of Ornithology…

State of the Birds Report 2022

State of the Birds 2022: Not Good News

A coalition of 33 organizations and government agencies have reviewed the data and released the 2022 U.S. State of the Birds report. As expected, much of it is alarming. Over half of bird species are in decline, with three billion…

geese flying

Keeping Birds Safe on Migration using Radar Technology and You!

Migration is among the most astonishing and challenging stages in any bird’s life–a metabolically demanding journey riddled with perils, from hazardous weather and food shortages to human-caused impacts like light pollution. Fully 80% of our terrestrial migrants in North America…