Audubon national leaders decide to keep name that evokes a racist enslaver
Three board members resigned after the National Audubon Society rejected calls to change its name. Some local groups, including Portland, Oregon, are renaming themselves anyway.
Portland Audubon drops the Audubon because of association with racism
The conservation group hasn’t chosen a new name and hopes its national parent organization will come up with a suitable alternative.
Oregonian bird watchers wanted: The Great Backyard Bird Count is underway
Fans of feathered friends, take note – a global survey of all things fowl and beaked kicked off Friday and scientists want your help.
At this Oregon raptor center, birds of prey take flight again
Over the last 32 years, the Cascades Raptor Center in Eugene has taken in more than 7,200 birds that have been injured, orphaned or fallen ill. Many have since been released back into the wild.
As avian flu spreads, Oregon wildlife centers cannot accept sick or injured waterfowl
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking anybody who sees sick or dead wild waterfowl not to intervene, but instead to report it to the agency.
Oregonians asked to turn off lights as millions of migrating birds head north
The Audubon Society shared a “lights-out alert” this week. Light pollution can disorient migrating birds, causing them to exhaust themselves. It also can draw them into urban areas where they can face hazards, like crashing into windows.
Avian flu spreads to wild birds in Oregon’s Willamette Valley
Avian flu has spread to more locations in the Willamette Valley. Two weeks ago, the disease was detected in backyard poultry in Linn County.
Condors are soaring again over Northern California’s coastal redwoods
The endangered California condor, the largest native North American bird, returned to soar the skies over the state's far northern coast redwood forests for the first time in more than a century.
Tufted puffins denied Endangered Species Act protections
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service deemed the tufted puffin unworthy of federal protection, despite declining population in Oregon and elsewhere.
So Far, Northwest Forest Plan Falling Short Of Biodiversity Goals
Surprising findings raise questions about how Pacific Northwest forests should be managed.