Coastal marten

A Step in the Right Direction to Protect Oregon’s Western State Forests

On March 7 the Board of Forestry made a landmark decision to better protect Oregon’s western state forests by adopting the Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) that was years in the making. The HCP is an important step in stopping overharvest and addressing habitat needs of endangered species. It also better protects water for over 500,000 Oregonians and will lead to more sustainable forestry practices supporting a healthy coastal economy.

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Potter's Swamp Road (outside of Burns, OR), photo by Bruce MacGregor

In the Land of Fire and Ice, Water Determines Everything

For the estimated one billion birds that traverse the Pacific Flyway each year, the Malheur and Klamath National Wildlife Refuges are the most important refuges in Oregon. They provide space for birds to rest and refuel while headed north or south, and for myriad bird, aquatic, and mammalian species to reproduce, survive, and thrive. But these refuges and their wetland habitats are at risk.

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Cape Perpetua, photo by Oregon Marine Reserves

2024 Legislative Recap

The 2024 short legislative session concluded on March 7 after a month of frantic politicking. We want to thank all of you who weighed in with your legislators on behalf of nature. It takes sustained effort to move the needle in the legislature, and we couldn’t do it without you. Your advocacy and engagement is what makes Bird Alliance of Oregon so effective.

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Greg Baker in his garden

Bird Alliance of Oregon Highlight: Greg Baker

For over three decades, Greg Baker has been an integral part of the Bird Alliance of Oregon “flock”. Greg’s expertise in birding and mentorship has inspired hundreds of people to care for and appreciate birds over the many years of his involvement. His enthusiasm, knowledge, and willingness to share his expertise with others have made him a vibrant member of our Bird Alliance of Oregon community.

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Mamie Campbell with a parrot on her shoulder

Our 2024 Mamie Campbell Award Winners

Established in 1985, the Mamie Campbell Award is given to our most dedicated volunteers.  Mamie Campbell award winners have demonstrated a sustained and long-term volunteer commitment.  We also look for volunteers who are active in several different programs, and who are leaders and role models in our volunteer community.  

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Ruth Morton and Hal Busch in the forest birding

Building a Lasting Legacy Together for Nature

Our journey towards conservation and environmental stewardship has been deeply fulfilling, and we are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the preservation of nature. Through our partnership with Bird Alliance of Oregon and our planned gift, we aim to leave behind a world where future generations can continue to marvel at the wonders of the natural world.

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Great Blue Heron

We Are Bird Alliance of Oregon

A year ago we announced our decision to drop the name Audubon and find a new name that better reflects our mission and values, one that would make this organization a more welcoming place for all people. Now, after listening to feedback from our members, volunteers, and the broader community, we are excited to share our new name: Bird Alliance of Oregon.

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Irene Finley with a camera on the ledge

The Immense Contributions of Irene Finley

Irene was passionate about wildlife, and she defied the societal expectations of the time by writing and offering lectures both with William and alone, climbing mountains, and traveling to remote places, all in service of her mission to document nature and use those findings to protect birds and other wildlife.

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Great Blue Heron

Announcing Our New Name!

A year ago we announced our decision to drop the name Bird Alliance of Oregon and find a new name that better reflects our mission and values, one that would make this organization a more welcoming place for all people. It brings us great joy to share with you today our new name: Bird Alliance of Oregon

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