Juvenile Cooper's Hawk perched on leafy branch looking off

A Deluge of Cooper’s Hawks

While many species were affected by the heat dome, Cooper’s Hawks seemed to be particularly hard-hit—a stunning 110 young Cooper’s Hawks passed through our door during that time period in a phenomenon that some began referring to as “hawkpocalypse” and that we are still trying to understand.

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No Water, No Wetlands, No Birds

Last summer, more than 40,000 birds died from botulism caused by low water levels on Tule Lake and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. This year looks like it could be worse. A water crisis that has been building for decades is reaching a crescendo.

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A photo of a Marbled Murrelet flying low over the water.

Uplisting Murrelets

On July 9, 2021, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission will revisit the issue of whether to uplist Marbled Murrelets from threatened to endangered under the state’s Endangered Species Act. It is long past time for the Commission to take this important step to help reverse the murrelet’s decline toward extinction in Oregon.

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Bushtit perched on an Oregon Grape bush

Demonstration Projects: Walking our Talk

Portland Audubon’s plans to upgrade our campus provide an exciting opportunity to walk our talk by integrating Bird Safe, Lights Out, Green Roof, and Backyard Habitat Certification Program demonstration projects into our facilities showcasing how they can incorporate green elements into their own homes, yards, businesses, and beyond.

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