James Davis doing keynote address at UERC Luncheon in 2007

Remembering James Davis

In December 2022, the Portland Audubon community lost a beloved member of the flock. James Davis, an amazing naturalist and educator, served as Portland Audubon’s first director of education and his vision and expertise laid the foundation for much of the programming that continues to this day.

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A Bald Eagle flies out of a white enclosure in a field full of yellow flowers.

Bob Sallinger: 30 Years at Portland Audubon

Bob Sallinger’s 30 years as an advocate, activist, naturalist, wildlife researcher, and wildlife rehabber, and his deep ties to the community, have led to many of the most exciting conservation wins in Portland Audubon’s history, and not only have saved the lives of countless wild animals, but have transformed the Oregon landscape for future generations.

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Black-capped Chickadee puffed up and perched on white branch with snow in the background.

Winter Warm-ups!

Many birds migrate away from the colder regions in winter, but our friends spending the season here have myriad creative adaptations for staying warm.

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Anna's Hummingbird perched on wire with snow and ice

Tips for Assisting Anna’s Hummingbirds in Cold Weather

Many wonder how our wildlife neighbors, Anna’s Hummingbirds, survive the cold weather. The amazing thing is Anna’s Hummingbirds are quite resilient in snow and freezing temperatures and are uniquely adapted to handle the cold. However, if you’d like to assist, here some tips for how you can do so safely.

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Northern Spotted Owl baby perched on hole in tree

Year-End Giving Makes All the Difference for Birds

There are so many reasons people are inspired to support Portland Audubon, and it is a privilege to help you fulfill your personal mission. But, no matter your reason, we need your support, because climate change is threatening all the things we hold most dear.

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Aerial view of Ross Island in Portland OR

Reclaiming Ross Island

Portland Audubon has been engaged with efforts to protect and restore Ross Island for more than 40 years. Although it is no longer operational, a large industrial processing plant sits on Ross Island and its more than a decade behind on obligations to restore both the Ross Island Lagoon and uplands from the impacts of decades of mining by the company.

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