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Past Program Meetings Available on YouTube

May 2021 Zoom program meeting--watch it here: Hawaiian Birds with Rich Ahrens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocSldlR69iI April 2021 Zoom program meeting--watch it here: Saline Lakes, Flamingoes, & Life in Extreme Environments with Nate Senner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEsVQnT6gJ4 March 2021 Zoom program meeting is available here:…

Eugene Christmas Bird Count Preliminary Results

See the Preliminary Report of bird species from count day, December 28th.It is not too late to report birds seen during Count Week, which will end December 31st.This tally does not yet include results from the home feeder watchers, so…

Impressive Numbers Joined in LCAS Bike Path Cleanup

We want to thank the organizers: Phil Johnson, Maeve Sowles, and Katy Vizdal for making the event a success. These four arrived early for the Sunday, April 11th, cleanup, and nineteen others joined them on the cool sunny morning to complete…

Mission Statement and Equity and Diversity Statement

Mission StatementLane County Audubon Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of and education about our natural environment, with a primary focus on birds and other wildlife and their habitats.Equity and Diversity StatementThe birds that Lane County Audubon…

What’s Happening in the Oregon Legislature?

Consider writing your state representatives in support of the following proposed legislation.  Protect Oregon’s forests. HB 2357. Eliminates the problematic Oregon Forest Resources Institute while allowing for more monitoring staff at ODF to ensure compliance with forestry laws. Increases science staff…

Test Run and Results of Three Rivers CBC

Following a few years of discussion about establishing a new Christmas Bird Count (CBC) just east of Eugene, we did a test run on January 10, just outside the official CBC period. The circle covered the area from Dorris Ranch…

2020 Eugene Christmas Bird Count

In late September, the National Audubon Society notified all 2,646 Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Coordinators that they would allow CBCs, but only under strict COVID guidelines. These included social distancing, masks, no carpooling except family “pods,” and no live Countdowns.…

Remembering Paul Sherrell

December 26, 1940 to December 9, 2020Many of you knew Paul Sherrell.  He was a fixture around Eugene birding for many years.  Paul passed away in early December.Paul grew up in Vancouver, Washington, and completed his education to a Masters…

Geese Flying

Conservation Column: Cooperation—Some Birds Do It, Can We?

Conserving biodiversity is a big challenge, but there is much we can do. Populations suffer from habitat loss and fragmentation, the wildlife trade, invasive species, and disease. These are exacerbated by climate change, as animals shift range, search for food,…

Last Year’s ECBC Results

Last year the weather was very nice for the ECBC with just a little rain at end of the day. 162 people were in the field all day and combined with the 81 Home Counters saw 123 species. Eight more…