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Upcoming Field Trips, Meetings and Other Events

  • Fri-Mon, Sep 5-8 -- Malheur NWR and Steens Mountain (Glen Lindeman)
  • Tues, Sep 9 -- Birder's Night: "Wheeler County, Oregon: Under birded, underappreciated and just waiting for exploration" by Stephanie Hazen
  • Fri-Sun, Sep 5-7 -- 28th Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival (Glen Lindeman)
  • Thur, Sep 11 -- Minto Brown Island Park Field Trip (Barbara Dolan/Mike Unger)
  • Tues, Sep 16 -- Chapter Meeting: "Bird Migration in the Willamette Valley," by Neighborhood Naturalists Don Boucher and Lisa Millbank
  • Sat, Sep 20 -- Ankeny NWR Field Trip (Barbara Dolan/Mike Unger)
  • Wed, Oct 15 -- Willow Lake and Spong's Landing Park, Keizer (Mike Unger)
  • Wed, Nov 5 -- Oregon Coast, Lincoln County (Wes Craven)

Check the Kestrel for details -- click here.


Thanks! Salem Audubon 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

    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 May, at 6:30 p.m., with programs starting at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Room in 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.

    HawkWatch International has expanded its Frontline Science Program to the migration site at Bonney Butte, just south of Mt. Hood.  If you would like more information about this Frontline Science Program or wish to participate in the Bonney Butte HawkWatch, see the Frontline Science webpage -- click here.


    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.


    Special Fundraising Raffle.  Salem Audubon is holding a raffle for this beautiful painting by Betty Cougle to help raise funds for its educational and recreational programs, helping to fulfill its mission of connecting people with birds and nature.  Tickets are $25 each, and only 40 tickets are available.  You may purchase tickets at Birder's Night and Chapter Meetings, where the painting will be on display.  The drawing will be held on the Chapter Meeting subsequent to the last ticket sold.  Purchase a raffle ticket online by clicking on the "Buy Now" button below.  Note: you do not need to have a PayPal account to use this option.  Call Laurie at (503) 588-7340 with any questions.