The Quest for Darker Skies over Portland

September is upon us, and the southbound migration of our avian friends is well underway. Artificial light in the night sky drowns out the stars that birds use to navigate, pulling them off course and into lit areas where they can become entrapped in light, in some cases even inadvertently calling other birds into hazardously lit areas.

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A Huge Win for Birds: Migratory Bird Treaty Act

“This is a huge win for our wild birds,” said Portland Audubon Conservation Director Bob Sallinger. “The court has now made it clear that the MBTA does in fact protect wild birds from both direct and incidental take and the Trump Administration’s attempt to give bird killing industries a free pass was illegal and will not stand.”

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Adapting to a New Reality

Adaptation. It’s a word we’ve been thinking about every day, not in the context of the species we work so hard to protect, but rather how we as individuals and as an organization adapt to our new reality with COVID-19.

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The Portland Audubon Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means finding the perfect gifts for our loved ones. For bird and nature lovers, nothing quite hits the spot like something that connects us to the natural world.

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Portland Audubon Testimony on Bobcat Killing

Last week, Portland Audubon’s Conservation Director Bob Sallinger provided invited testimony before the Oregon House Interim Committee on Natural Resources on the killing of a juvenile bobcat from Eugene that was killed by state agencies.

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Meet Tumko Davaakhuu, Our New Chief Operating Officer

We’re thrilled to welcome Tumurkhuu “Tumko” Davaakhuu as our new Chief Operating Officer! Tumko moved to Portland from Mongolia six months ago, leaving his job as the CEO and Board Director of a major bank to find a healthier climate for his family and to pursue his dream of working full time in the conservation field.

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Taking a Stand Against Wildlife Poisons

For far too long, the use of poisons has been a weapon of choice for agencies and individuals concerned about addressing wildlife conflicts. This spring, Oregon made two major advances in removing indiscriminate, inhumane, and dangerous wildlife poisons from our landscape.

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