Curlew Drawing

Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society

Serving Benton and Franklin Counties since 1965

Report Sightings at Bird Sightings and LCBirds2


Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, September 23, 7 - 9 pm

Kennewick First Lutheran Church
Corner of Hwy 395 and Yelm


Distribution Patterns of Rare Plants in Washington: Endemic, Disjunct, and Peripheral Species

Jospeh Arnett

The September membership meeting of the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society will feature a presentation by Joseph Arnett, rare plant botanist for the Washington Natural Heritage Program. The focus of his work is to study and conserve rare plants and ecosystems of Washington State.

He works in partnership with federal and state agencies, non-profit societies, conservation trusts, academic institutions, and individuals around the state to inventory and monitor rare plant populations, maintain and update the state rare plant list, and make conservation recommendations on behalf of these species.

The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. with a brief business meeting and a bird identification segment presented by Ivar Husa. Following the business meeting, there is a 15 minute break for those attending to visit and enjoy cookies, tea or coffee. The speaker usually begins the presentation around 7:45 p.m.


What species is this?

Lewis's Woodpecker by Ivar Husa
Bird ID Tooltip Lewis's Woodpecker photo by Ivar Husa


Birds of the Tri-Cities Checklist
[Note: This checklist is designed to be printed on 8.5 x 14 in paper and folded in 4 folds width-wise.]

Birds of the Tri-Cities Annotated Checklist

Benton County Bird List for 2014
This is a list of species reported in Benton County by date.


U.S. House Natural Resources Committee

Click this link if you would like to send a message to the: House Natural Resources Committee. Click this link to contact Committee Members.


Join - Renew - Donate


Bateman Bird Walk, Saturday
September 6, 8 AM

Bateman Island Sign


Buy Seed - Feed the Birds - Earn Money for LCBAS!

Any time you buy seed at Columbia Grain & Feed, just mention Audubon and LCBAS will receive a donation.


Learn bird sounds with Larkwire. It's a great tool and your purchase supports Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society!

Larkwire is an application that resides on the web – meaning that you have to be connected to the internet to access it - and can be played on a computer or on several other devices  (iPad, iPod, some Android systems).

[NOTE: If you don't use our link above, and purchase Larkwire independently, be sure to include the code 'LCBAS' and our Chapter will still get credit.]


Next Board Meeting

September 8, 2014

6:15 PM
Richland Public Library

Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Board Meetings are open to all members.

AUDUBON MISSION STATEMENT - To conserve and restore ecosystems, focusing on birds and wildlife, for the benefit of humanity and Earth's biological diversity. Audubon educates adults and children about the environment, advocates responsible public policy and legislation for natural resources, and conducts science-based projects using birds as indicators of health of the natural world.

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