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Kid's Drawing Chickadee

Audubon Adventures Helping Students Draw Connections to Nature

Nora Hagerty, a first-grade teacher at Adams Elementary, kindly responded to a request for insight into how educators are using the Audubon Adventures materials. Her creative and innovative ideas clearly help her students appreciate birds and the interwoven world they…

Herb Wisner

Herb Wisner Would Have Been 100 on March 24, 2022

Lane Audubon is sad to report the passing of life-long Audubon member, Herb Wisner on February 20th. Herb, a Lane Audubon Board member and long-time organizer of the Eugene Christmas Bird Count, was a teacher, writer and committed naturalist and…

Black Phoebe

Other Ways to Keep Tabs on Local Birds

There are many different ways to communicate about birds. Social media, word of mouth, listservs, and messaging apps. Whatsapp is a messaging app that is connected to your cell phone number. It can be accessed on a smartphone and also…

Alan Contreras With Boat

A New Big Year Record for Lane County

By Alan Contreras Lane County’s previous Big Year record of 289 was set by Dave Irons in 2008. I finished at 296 in 2021! In doing this, I birded in Lane County away from my house on 150 days. Sally…

Mountain Plover

Thanks!… And It’s Not Too Late to Give to LCAS

We thank everyone who generously donated this year to Lane County Audubon Society’s once-a-year, November fundraising request in The Quail. We value each contribution we receive, large or small. In case you forgot to respond to the fundraiser, it’s not…

John Marzluff

Willamette Valley Bird Symposium–Saturday, January 29, 2022

The 8th annual Willamette Valley Bird Symposium took place on Saturday, January 29, 2022. The day-long event was recorded and is available for viewing. WVBS is an annual, day-long symposium bringing together professionals, students, and amateurs from the Willamette Valley…

For The Love Of Birds Book Cover

For the Love of Birds

Pepper Trail, our featured speaker on January 25, 2022, announces the publication of For the Love of Birds: Visions and Meditations, a book which pairs the extraordinary bird photographs of Marie Read with haiku written by Pepper. Renowned author and…

Fern Ridge Birders

You Can Help Stop Poaching

Some popular birding areas such as Fern Ridge allow hunting in autumn. For information on area regulations at Fern Ridge (for instance, which areas are open to hunting and when), see: eregulations.com/oregon/hunting/game-bird/state-wildlife-area-regulations. Poaching and illegal hunting harm wildlife populations and…