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This is the pressroom for the Audubon Society of Portland.

Press Releases

Nov 17, 2014
Residents and groups with private yards can start registering for the program Wednesday, Nov. 19
The Backyard Habitat Certification Program, a partnership of the Audubon Society of Portland and Columbia Land Trust, is proud to announce its expansion into the cities of Gresham and Fairview. The program provides technical assistance, advice, and incentives to residents who want to improve wildlife habitat in their yards, control invasive weeds, and garden sustainably.
Sep 10, 2014
Audubon climate study and State of the Birds report provide warning about wild bird populations
Two studies released yesterday warn about current and future threats to Oregon’s birds. The 2014 State of the Birds report reveals 44 Oregon species are experiencing population declines due to habitat loss and other factors, while a National Audubon Society study predicts that by 2080 climate change will threaten 189 species regularly found in Oregon, including the rufous hummingbird and greater sage grouse.
Aug 21, 2014
Free, family-friendly activities will highlight one of nature’s amazing recyclers
PORTLAND, Ore. — As part of International Vulture Awareness Day, the Audubon Society of Portland is throwing a party in honor of nature's clean-up crews Saturday, Sept. 6. Vultures may not be the prettiest of birds, but they perform a crucial recycling role in the environment by consuming dead animals that might otherwise spread disease. A variety of free activities will highlight these amazing but threatened birds.

Press Clips

Jan 28, 2015
Portland Tribune
Most people see yellow birds, blue birds and brown birds. But Shawneen Finnegan, Vern Beeson, Phil Kahler and other bird watching enthusiasts see American Goldfinches (Carduelis tristis), Lazuli Buntings (Passerina amoena) and Song Sparrows (Melospiza melodia).
Jan 21, 2015
Statesman Journal
Join Portland Audubon Society, Metro and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on Feb. 7 for a "Raptor Road Trip" on Sauvie Island west of Portland on the Columbia River.
Jan 16, 2015
The Oregonian
If the news that a wild mallard in Oregon has tested positive for bird flu has you alarmed, put down the face mask and step away from the hand sanitizer.
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