Salem Oregon Audubon Society
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    Salem, Oregon Audubon Society

    The Salem Audubon Center is an active chapter of the National Audubon Society and meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month, September through May, at 6:30 P.M. at the Carrier Room, First United Methodist Church, corner of Church and State Streets, downtown Salem.

    Various nature-related programs are presented. The public is invited to the meetings.

    Each year Salem Audubon organizes 18-20 field trips to valley, coastal, and other Oregon locations. Programs and field trips are open to the public. Telephone (503) 588-7340 for information.

  • Salem Birder's Field List (37K)
  • List of Rare Sightings

    This list was compiled by members of the Salem Audubon Society and revised in 1989 by Barb Bellin, and updated by Jerry Smith of the Society and Salem Parks and Recreation.

    There are 207 bird species found within an approximate 15-mile radius of downtown Salem, Oregon. This area includes both Ankeny and Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuges which are located on both sides of the Willamette River. These refuges consist of flat bottomlands which are very wet through the winter, and hilly uplands scattered with Oregon white oak and remnant Douglas fir.

    Dusky Canada Geese, which Valley Refuges were created to protect, and other waterfowl winter here in large numbers. Wintering raptors such as roughlegged hawks and short-eared owls may be found a few miles west of Salem near Basket Slough National Wildlife Refuge and in Salem in the Salem Airport vicinity.

    In addition to the two local National Wildlife Refuges, Cascade Gateway Park (near the Salem Airport) and Minto Island in south Salem are good places to observe songbird migration.

  • The Salem Audubon Center business office is located at:

    The Reed Opera House
    189 Liberty Street NE
    Suite 209-A
    Salem, Oregon 97301

    Business Office: (503) 588-7340

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