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 ECAS - Working for Oregon's birds and their habitats

Welcome to the East Cascades Audubon Society.  It is a goal of our organization to promote an appreciation for the bird world.  We are a local organization, specializing in Central Oregon ornithology with only a few projects that reach beyond our local boundaries.  We gather local data and participate in projects that we feel will help protect local bird populations.  Join the ECAS and help preserve the birds in this region.  

 We rely on a very active volunteer base.  Please contact Sherrie for information and download our form ... download 

The East Cascades Audubon Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to bird conservation in Oregon, USA. We engage the public in volunteer field studies and support projects that further the knowledge and appreciation of birds and their habitats. We have eight members on the board of directors [visit us]


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Visitors who would like to find out more about Central Oregon should visit the Central Oregon Visitor's Association.  To help promote birding please indicate that birding is an important birding resource.

Registration is open for ONDA's 27th Desert Conference - Monday, July 28, 2014

Registration is now underway for the Oregon Natural Desert Association’s 27th Desert Conference, which brings together scientists, historians, artists and others who work, think and play in the high desert.

With the support of Patagonia, East Cascade Audubon Society, Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, Oregon Wild, OSU-Cascades, The Nature Conservancy, and The Pew Charitable Trusts, the biannual conference will take place Sept. 19-20 in downtown Bend, Oregon, and the public is invited to register. Through speakers, panel discussions and journeys into the field, Desert Conference offers participants a deeper understanding of the high desert, which makes up half the state.

Panels on Friday, Sept. 19, will range from how to capture amazing high desert images to tips for desert exploration, and from the science of Greater sage-grouse to the importance of desert rivers and riparian areas. Then on Saturday, Sept. 20, participants may choose from an array of guided hikes showcasing Central Oregon’s dry-side beauty.

Keynote speakers include Roderick Nash, author of “Wilderness and the American Mind,” and University of California Hastings Law School Professor John Leshy, who served as solicitor general for the U.S. Department of the Interior during the Clinton administration. Representing Central Oregon as keynote speakers are The Nature of Words founder Ellen Waterston and Jarold Ramsey, who are both award-winning authors and poets.

Tickets for the two-day event cost $60 and are available at ONDA.org/2014desertconference. They include an all-access pass to all keynote speakers, panel sessions, hikes and Desert Conference activities. Area hotels are also offering discounted rates for Desert Conference attendees; see the ONDA website link for attendance and activity details.

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