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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Portland Audubon monument sign

Reimagining Our Signage and Educational Displays

The current signage and displays at our sanctuary have served us well for years, but they are overdue for an upgrade. Many are faded, some are broken, and the messaging needs to be updated. A small team, made up of representatives from Education, Conservation, Sanctuaries, our Board Equity Committee, and Communications, have joined together to reimagine what new signage and interpretive displays could look and feel like, and we’re excited by the possibilities.

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Dr. Connie Lo treating a raptor in the WCC

The Future of the Wildlife Care Center’s Veterinary Care

The new Wildlife Care Center will significantly advance both the quality and type of medical care we are able to offer our patients. By adding a surgical suite, laboratory space and equipment, on-demand oxygen, and a larger radiology space, we will drastically improve patient outcomes, leading to more injured and orphaned wildlife heading back into the wild.

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