ABOUT USThe Kalmiopsis Audubon Society has over 250 members, mostly all from Curry County. Our Audubon Chapter has the highest per capita participation of any Audubon chapter in Oregon.
Kalmiopsis Audubon Works in 3 Main Areas:
Advocacy for conservation of bird, fish, and wildlife habitat
- We monitor land use decisions and public lands policies that will affect wildlife habitat
- We offer testimony and recommendations to decision-makers emphasizing the importance of habitat conservation and help to appeal ill-founded decisions
Education and Outreach
- We produce the award-winning Storm Petrel newsletter
- We publish the Curry County Bird Checklist, a useful resource for birdwatchers
- We helped to create the Oregon Coast Birdwatching Trail brochure, an excellent resource for visitors
- We sponsor programs about birds, wildlife, and related topics
- We sponsor monthly bird-watching outings
- We have helped with habitat-enhancing service projects
- We maintain a website with up to date info about local conservation issues, local birds, and local outings and events
- We have donated funds for binoculars and field trips for students studying birds at Azalea Middle School in Brookings
- We sponsored the 2012 Kalmiopsis Nature Film Festival at Port Orford's Savoy Theater
- Members participate in Fall and Spring Migration bird counts, Christmas bird counts, and have helped the U.S. F&WS with surveys of Black Oystercatchers over the past several years.