These are our press releases
This is the pressroom for the Audubon Society of Portland
These are our press releases
June 14 Forum Will Introduce Draft Guide for Bird-friendly Building Design to Architects, Planners and Bird Enthusiasts
Please join the Audubon Society of Portland as we celebrate nature's clean-up crews - vultures! 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. As part of International Vulture Awareness Day, the Audubon Society of Portland is throwing a party for these amazing but threatened birds Saturday, Sept. 1.
Portland, ORE. — A coalition of 35 national, regional and local conservation groups called on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today to provide water to the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) of northern California and southern Oregon.
Sage-grouse and golden eagles populations on Steens Mountain would be greatly harmed by the proposed industrial wind energy development and high-voltage transmission line, according to leading wildlife experts in court filings today.
On Tuesday, Oct. 9, coastal refuge manager Roy Lowe will speak at Portland Audubon about recent efforts to restore tidal salt marsh in the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge – the largest restoration project of its kind ever constructed in Oregon.
Bats are so cool! They are the world’s only flying mammals, and can cover more than 100 miles in a night at speeds of 20-30 miles per hour. These hardworking animals also use echolocation to get around in the dark and can eat 1,200 insects each per hour! On Tuesday, Sept. 11, bat expert Pat Ormsby will give a talk at Portland Audubon about these traits and many other aspects of these fascinating creatures.
Audubon Society of Portland, the Humane Society of the United States, and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust post reward in illegal leg hold trap case
Audubon Society of Portland, The Humane Society of the United States, and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust have posted a reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for setting an illegal leg hold trap in Beaverton.
Obama Administration Proposes to Strip Nearly 4 Million Acres of Protected Habitat From Threatened Seabird
Twenty-one conservation groups sent a letter to the Obama administration today, asking it to withdraw from a recent agreement with the timber industry that, if approved by a federal court, would eliminate protection from 3,887,800 acres of critical habitat for the marbled murrelet until 2018. The federally threatened murrelet — a shy, robin-sized seabird that nests on the wide branches of old-growth trees — has severely declined in the face of logging of Pacific Northwest forests, a trend that continues today due to ongoing logging, according to recent studies.
Citing Marbled Murrelet Lawsuit, Oregon Suspends Clearcutting on 914 Acres of Old-growth Forests on the Elliott State Forest
After a lawsuit by conservation groups, the state of Oregon has suspended logging on 914 acres of old-growth forest on the Elliott State Forest that is habitat for the threatened marbled murrelet.
A federal court judge has halted 11 timber sales and all logging activities in occupied marbled murrelet sites in the Tillamook, Clatsop and Elliott state forests. The ruling stops logging in murrelet habitat until the resolution of a case filed by Cascadia Wildlands, the Center for Biological Diversity and Portland Audubon Society asserting that the state's logging practices are harming the federally protected seabird in violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
From baby owls to bobcats, the Audubon Society of Portland’s Wildlife Care Center takes in more than 3,000 orphaned or injured native animals each year and works to rehabilitate them for release in the wild. The public can get an eye-opening look at this process during the care center’s free open house, Sunday, Jan. 27.
Between 15,000 and 18,000 years ago, a series of momentous floods crashed through the Pacific Northwest, reaching heights of up to 400 feet where Portland lies today and carving the landscape of the Columbia Gorge and Willamette Valley. Portland Audubon’s Feb. 12 Nature Night presentation will discuss this deluge, one of North America’s greatest sets of geological events – known as the Missoula Floods.
The Audubon Society of Portland’s veterinarian has humanely euthanized a bald eagle that was admitted to Audubon’s Wildlife Care Center yesterday. The male eagle had been hit by a car on Interstate 84 near Rocky Butte, and sustained injuries that caused paralysis in the bird’s lower body.
The Audubon Society of Portland is leading a birding trip to the verdant world of Costa Rica this April 13-26, but there are only a few spots left on the warm-weather expedition. Participants can expect to see well over 250 species of fascinating birds on their journey, along with an assortment of tropical mammals, butterﬂies and reptiles.
The Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) and the Audubon Society of Portland have filed a petition requesting U.S. Secretary of Interior, Ken Salazar, to revoke the December 2011 Record of Decision allowing industrial scale wind development on Steens Mountain. The crumbling financial and regulatory framework for a proposed industrial wind facility on Steens Mountain has spurred on conservationists to petition the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw its approval of the project they contest is ill-sited and illegal.
On March 27, the Audubon Society of Portland will release a year-old male bald eagle back into the wild in Winlock, Wash. The eagle is one of seven that were found poisoned in the Winlock area last week. The eagles were feeding on two horses that had been euthanized with a barbiturate called Euthasol and then left exposed in the environment. The other six eagles are being treated at the West Sound Wildlife Center.