Cape Arago Audubon Society, Coos County, Oregon

Our mission is to promote appreciation and understanding of the birds and natural environment of Coos County through education, field trips, and local restoration and conservation projects that enhance our community.

Summer 2014 and Beyond

Future of CAAS

At a meeting of board members on July 26, 2014, Barbara Taylor, President, Eric Clough, VP, Diane Follansbee, Treasurer, Valerie Cooley, Secretary, Judi Brown, Membership, and Bruce Follansbee, Conservation, came to a consensus on scaling back chapter activities to two meetings a year--one in October and one in May--but to continue monthly field trips and possibly reinstate a newsletter once or twice a year. We will also be discontinuing this website within the next two to three months but hope to have our basic schedule of activities available on a partner chapter's site. If you have any questions or wish to give feedback about these changes, please contact Barbara or Eric at the contact numbers on the About Us page.

There will be no meeting in September. We encourage everyone to register for and attend the Oregon Shorebird Festival in September (information below).

Next CAAS meeting, Wednesday, Oct 8, speaker, local rancher and bird habitat provider, Terry Wahl (see below).

Local Birding Events

September 5-7 - 28th Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival: The annual three-day birding event is headquartered at Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston. For all the details visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife website.

September 6-7 - Raptor Handling Seminar: The Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center hosts a two-day training seminar tailored to handlers of live birds for public education. You will receive expert training in safe handling techniques and learn about captive bird behavior changes--either hands-on with wild birds or by observing only. For more information and registration details, see the Turtle Ridge website.

October 8 - CAAS Meeting:
Coos Bay Library. There will be a business meeting to elect a slate of new officers at 6:00 p.m., followed by a talk at 7:00 p.m. by Terry Wahl, a local rancher whose property provides the habitat for many bird species, including rare sightings.

First Saturday of every month:
The South Slough Reserve leads birding outings either in the Charleston area or at the reserve. Check their website for details.

Kalmiopsis Audubon Society has a full schedule of birding trips through October. They meet in Brookings and Gold Beach for trips in that area. See their website for the calendar and details.

Website last updated July 2014; inquiries: