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Chum Salmon Spawning Observation

Thursday, December 1, 2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am
This event does not repeat

Gather along the shores of the Columbia River just east of the I-205 bridge to witness the return of dozens of chum salmon, spawning before your eyes. This tour requires a minimal amount of walking down a dirt path to the viewing platform.
Duration: About 60 minutes

Visit Columbia Land Trust to learn more about the events.

Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 9am
Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 11:30am
Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 9am
Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 11:00am
Thursday, Dec. 8 @ 3pm

Chum Salmon Spawning Observation

Thursday, December 1, 2022 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
This event does not repeat

Gather along the shores of the Columbia River just east of the I-205 bridge to witness the return of dozens of chum salmon, spawning before your eyes. This tour requires a minimal amount of walking down a dirt path to the viewing platform.
Duration: About 60 minutes

Visit Columbia Land Trust to learn more about the events.

Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 9am
Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 11:30am
Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 9am
Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 11:00am
Thursday, Dec. 8 @ 3pm

VAS Young Birders' Club Bird Walk

Saturday, December 3, 2022 8:00 am
This event does not repeat

Leader: Cindy McCormack

Meeting time: 8:00am

Meeting location: Frenchman’s Bar County Park, center
south lot

Register: none required

Chickadees, Eagles, and Ducks, Oh My! The Vancouver Audubon Society’s Young Birder’s Club is hosting a bird walk led by expert birder Cindy McCormack. Join us on Saturday, December 3rd at 8 a.m. and Frenchman’s Bar to meet some incredible birds! We’ll walk around, learn about and see the local avifauna, and meet with fellow birders. Open to anyone 10-18 years old plus parent/guardian. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] with any questions. We will have binoculars and spotting scopes to share.

For field trip details and requirements, follow this link: https://vancouveraudubon.org/vancouver-audubon-field-trip-guidelines/

Audubon in Washington: Advocacy Day 2022

Monday, December 5, 2022 12:00 pm - Tuesday, December 6, 2022 6:00 pm
This event does not repeat

In 2023, Washington state legislators have an unprecedented opportunity to leverage historic federal investments, as well as revenue from our state's Climate Commitment Act, to make big strides on conservation and climate resilience. From clean energy siting to shoreline protection in Puget Sound, we have some big challenges as a state. We need our legislators to pass policies and wise investments that benefit birds, people, and communities.

You can help elevate the needs of birds and people by meeting with your state legislator at our third annual Virtual Advocacy Day. When you register, we'll help connect you with other conservation advocates from your area and help schedule a meeting with your state legislator on December 5th or 6th. 

Audubon will help schedule your group's meeting and provide training to ensure you're prepared to speak for the birds! 

Chum Salmon Spawning Observation

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am
This event does not repeat

Gather along the shores of the Columbia River just east of the I-205 bridge to witness the return of dozens of chum salmon, spawning before your eyes. This tour requires a minimal amount of walking down a dirt path to the viewing platform.
Duration: About 60 minutes

Visit Columbia Land Trust to learn more about the events.

Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 9am
Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 11:30am
Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 9am
Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 11:00am
Thursday, Dec. 8 @ 3pm

Chum Salmon Spawning Observation

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Gather along the shores of the Columbia River just east of the I-205 bridge to witness the return of dozens of chum salmon, spawning before your eyes. This tour requires a minimal amount of walking down a dirt path to the viewing platform.
Duration: About 60 minutes

Visit Columbia Land Trust to learn more about the events.

Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 9am
Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 11:30am
Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 9am
Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 11:00am
Thursday, Dec. 8 @ 3pm

Native Swans of the Pacific Northwest

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This event does not repeat

Swan Biologist Martha Jordan will be giving a virtual presentation on swans that are native to the Pacific Northwest on December 6th at 7pm. Topics will include identification, biology, and life history of the swans. Different challenges the species face will also be discussed. Martha has educational and professional experience in this field and is excited to share her knowledge. If you're interested in socializing before the program starts, feel free to join the zoom call at 6:30.

To receive the zoom link for this program, contact Don Rose at [email protected]

Chum Salmon Spawning Observation

Thursday, December 8, 2022 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Gather along the shores of the Columbia River just east of the I-205 bridge to witness the return of dozens of chum salmon, spawning before your eyes. This tour requires a minimal amount of walking down a dirt path to the viewing platform.
Duration: About 60 minutes

Visit Columbia Land Trust to learn more about the events.

Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 9am
Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 11:30am
Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 9am
Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 11:00am
Thursday, Dec. 8 @ 3pm

Ridgefield/Sauvie/Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

Monday, December 19, 2022 12:00 am
This event does not repeat

Leader: assigned group or sector

Departure time: arranged

Meeting location: arranged

Register: Susan Setterberg call or text: 856-701-2542 or
email [email protected]

Participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count! From December 14 through January 5 each year tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas brave snow, wind, or rain, and take part in the effort. Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longrunning wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations, and to help guide conservation action.

First-of-Month Bird Walk

Sunday, January 1, 2023 9:00 am
This event does not repeat

Leader: Cindy McCormack

Meeting time: 9:00am

Meeting location: Frenchman’s Bar, south center parking

Register: [email protected]

Januaryr’s bird walk: Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park

What will your first birds be for 2023? Celebrate the new year with some first-of-year (FOY) birds! We will get to enjoy the Sandhill Cranes and hordes of geese using the fields next to the park and check the treed areas for other great wintering birds (maybe even an owl!). This park has a great variety of habitats with a good mix of wintering species! Be sure to dress for the weather!

For field trip details and requirements, follow this link: https://vancouveraudubon.org/vancouver-audubon-field-trip-guidelines/