Northern Spotted Owl baby perched on hole in tree

Year-End Giving Makes All the Difference for Birds

There are so many reasons people are inspired to support Bird Alliance of Oregon, and it is a privilege to help you fulfill your personal mission. But, no matter your reason, we need your support, because climate change is threatening all the things we hold most dear.

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Aerial view of Ross Island in Portland OR

Reclaiming Ross Island

Bird Alliance of Oregon has been engaged with efforts to protect and restore Ross Island for more than 40 years. Although it is no longer operational, a large industrial processing plant sits on Ross Island and its more than a decade behind on obligations to restore both the Ross Island Lagoon and uplands from the impacts of decades of mining by the company.

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Juvenile American Kestral preening its feathers

Feather Light but Super Strong

Feathers are fascinating from how strong and flexible they are, to how light and protective they are. They’ve even been studied by engineers for their adhesive properties.

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Boy with leaf

Voters Resoundingly Support Ballot Measure 26-225 for Parks and Nature

Voters in the Metro Region resoundingly supported Ballot Measure 26-225 which renews Metro’s Parks and Nature Levy for another five years. This continues a long tradition of voters across the region strongly supporting protection and restoration of our natural environment and ensuring equitable access to nature for all of the region’s residents.

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A photo of Ruby the Turkey Vulture preening her feathers.

Ambassador Animals

As we emerge into the post COVID era and search for a new site to house our Wildlife Care Center, the next couple of years will be a transition period for our Ambassador Animal Program and that includes exploring opportunities at other facilities that may be able to provide a more interesting and exciting life for Ruby and Aristophanes.

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White-crowned Sparrows drawing

The Future of the Name Audubon

Over the last few years, coinciding with a time of racial reckoning, the birding community has been rethinking its relationship with the John James Audubon name. That the name Audubon celebrates a slaveholder who held white supremacist views goes against that ethic and commitment. That’s why Portland Audubon supports a name change that would echo across all Audubon chapters.

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Willamette River 1996 Flood overhead photo

City Takes Big Step Backwards on Floodplain Protections

We have known for decades that floodplain development puts our communities and environment in harm’s way. It’s time to stop talking about climate resilience and actually take steps to do something about it. And while other North American cities are stepping up their environmental programs, the City of Portland appears to be stepping aside…and holding open the door for irresponsible developers.

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