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 Ring-necked Pheasant photo courtesy of Jim Leonard


Upcoming Field Trips, Meetings and Other Events

  • Mon, Oct 6 -- Minto-Brown Island Park Field Trip (Barbara Dolan, Fred Stevens, Mike Unger)
  • Tue, Oct 14 -- Birder's Night: Jim Scott's Winter Birds of Arizona
  • Wed, Oct 15 -- Willow Lake and Spong's Landing Park Field Trip, Keizer (Mike Unger)
  • Tue, Oct 21 -- Chapter Meeting: Protecting Arctic Alaska's Breeding Birds: a 12-Year Adventure with Joe Liebezeit
  • Sat, Oct 25 -- Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip (Barbara Dolan, Fred Stevens, Mike Unger)
  • Sat, Nov 1 -- Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge 50th Anniversery Celebration -- click here
  • Wed, Nov 5 -- Oregon Coast Field Trip, Lincoln County (Wes Craven)
  • Tue, Nov 11 -- Birder's Night: Birder's Night Photo-Sharing
  • Tue, Nov 18 -- Chapter Meeting: Photographing Birds with Steve Dimok

Check the Kestrel for details -- click here.


Thanks to local businesses! 

Salem Audubon Society wishes to thank the following businesses for their support of our chapter.  We encourage our members and friends to patronize these businesses whenever possible.

  • Book Bin, Salem
  • Capitol Subaru, Salem
  • Cook Stationary, Salem
  • Copper Creek Mercantile, Keizer
  • Great Harvest Bread, Salem
  • LifeSource Natural Foods, Salem
  • Sportsman's Warehouse, Salem
  • Terra Gardens Nursery, Salem
  • Wild Birds Unlimited, Salem


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    From the beauty of a Wood Duck to the joy of a child hearing the collective calls of Canada Geese, the Salem Audubon Society, in Salem, Oregon, is dedicated to sharing the wonders of the natural world with the entire community and supporting a healthy ecosystem.

    The Salem Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society.  Our mission is to connect people to Nature, through education focused on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, and conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems.  To this end, we promote the enjoyment of wildlife and the stewardship of the environment with birding field trips, nature walks and other educational programs.  We involve volunteers in education, advocacy, conservation and restoration projects.

    Salem Audubon is a charitable organization qualifying as a nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code. 

    Birder's Night, an informal sharing of observations, questions and a program on some aspect of birding, meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, held at Carrier Room of the First United Methodist Church, 600 State Street in downtown Salem.

    Our Chapter Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month, September through November, and January through May, at 6:30 p.m., with programs starting at 7 p.m. in Loucks Audutorium at the Salem Public Library in downtown Salem.  Various nature-related programs are presented. 

    Salem Audubon organizes 35+ field trips annually.  Programs and field trips are open to the public.  Our monthly newsletter, the Kestrel, details our monthly programs and field trips. 

    For more information call the Salem Audubon Society office, 503-588-7340.




    Salem Audubon Nature Center Update:

    A Nature Center has been a dream for Salem Audubon for more that a decade, dating back to when Mark Gehlar donated $1.35 million dollars to Salem Audubon for this purpose.  Recently, Salem Audubon has moved significantly closer to fulfilling that dream.  Links to the following documents provide information on the latest information on the Natue Center goals and accomplishments.

    Salem Audubon members, other stakeholders and the broader community will have opportunities to provide input to the Nature Center design over the next few months, during the planning process.