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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, communities across the Pacific Northwest are being urged to practice social distancing to slow the infection rate and protect those most at risk. This has resulted in a rapid shift in human behavior that could impact birds in urban and suburban neighborhoods.
This Post was originally published on the Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture site and was submitted by Greenbelt Land Trust. Working lands support the Oregon Vesper Sparrow.
With winter officially here and the first snows falling in the Pacific Northwest, it’s an appropriate time to turn our attention to white birds that can be found in our region. Many birds, such as ptarmigan and grouse, undergo seasonal changes in coloration which camouflage them in their respective habitats.
Do you enjoy the arid landscape and expansive beauty of the Columbia Plateau?  Are you a local who’s interested in exploring new birding areas?  If so, we need your help with a Sagebrush Songbird Survey that is underway! Please join Audubon Washington, local Audubon chapters, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) in this community science project focused on sagebrush songbird conservation in eastern Washington.
White-tailed Ptarmigan are found above the timberline in alpine tundra habitats in western North America. In Washington, they can be found in the Cascade Range from the U.S./Canada border in the north to Mt.
Fernhill Wetlands is a popular birding location near Portland, Oregon, and is officially designated as an Important Bird Area. In 2014-15, Clean Water Services (CWS), the region’s water management utility and owner of the property, implemented an ambitious habitat enhancement project that transformed 90 acres of unused sewage ponds into a complex of native wetland […]
It is that time of year, when millions of songbirds from northern populations have traveled south of the U.S.A-Canada border in search of food and better conditions. One such species, the Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris), can often be found from November to March in large wintering flocks, sometimes mixed with other grassland species like longspurs […]
A citizen science project designed to gather information to better evaluate the population status of Short-eared Owls throughout the western States. Such information is needed by conservation practitioners who want to design management actions that will reverse the Short-eared Owl population declines.
Klamath Bird Observatory, in partnership with The Selberg Institute, is running citizen science project on the beautiful Grizzly Peak Preserve in southern Oregon. This project offers something for all birders and outdoor enthusiasts whether you prefer to casually stroll through oak meadows or are up for a multi-mile off trail adventure.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is preparing a periodic status review for the Upland Sandpiper, and they need your help!  This rare shorebird species has traditionally nested in grasslands (including agricultural areas) in Spokane County, Washington, but there have been few observations in the last decade.  To include the most current information in the periodic status review, WDFW is looking to data from eBird to help determine if and where birders see this species in 2018.  WDFW is also interested in historical records not previously submitted to eBird or WDFW. If you have new or historical records for Upland Sandpipers, please submit them to eBird Northwest.
We are a collaboration of professionals and citizen scientists dedicated to a high quality, state-wide measurement of the abundance and distribution of Oregon’s birds by the year 2020. Visit the Oregon 2020 website by clicking here.
Audubon California, Audubon Portland (Oregon), Audubon Washington, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Cornell’s eBird are partnering with citizen scientists and state agencies to survey Brown Pelicans in Baja Mexico, California, Oregon and Washington.
Private lands in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California are especially important for the conservation of oak habitats. Oak habitats have suffered heavy losses and most remaining oak habitats—those not converted for human use or harmed by encroaching vegetation as a result of fire suppression—occur on private lands.