Curlew Drawing

Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society

Serving Benton and Franklin Counties since 1965

Report Sightings at Bird Sightings and LCBirds2

Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, October 28
7 - 9 pm

Kennewick First Lutheran Church
Corner of Hwy 395 and Yelm

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About White-headed Woodpeckers

Jeff Kozma
TFW Wildlife Biologist Yakama Nation Fisheries Resource Management

In 2003, we began a study of the reproductive biology of cavity-nesting birds in managed ponderosa pine forests of the eastern Cascade Range. Our focal species is the White-headed Woodpecker (Picoides albolarvatus). In Washington, the White-headed Woodpecker is listed as a species of concern because of its association with old-growth ponderosa pine forests. Although the White-headed Woodpecker has recently been documented inhabiting early- to mid-seral managed forests, information is limited regarding its reproductive success in these forests.

Jeff received his B.S. Degree in Environmental Forest Biology from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse. He later received his M.S. Degree in Wildlife Science at Texas Tech University where he studied the use of Chihuahuan Desert arroyos and adjacent uplands by migrant and breeding birds in southern New Mexico. After graduating, he began working as a Wildlife Biologist at the Yakima Training Center where he monitored Sage Grouse, conducted raptor and non-game bird surveys, and was involved with restoration of seeps, springs, and riparian areas.

In his current position as a TFW Wildlife Biologist for the Yakama Nation he has been studying the reproductive biology of the White-headed Woodpecker and other cavity-nesting birds in managed ponderosa pine stands of south-central Washington since 2003. Jeff also reviews Forest Practice Applications that occur within the ceded lands of the Yakama Nation to make sure important wildlife resources to the tribe are being protected during timber harvesting.

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?

Bird ID Tooltip Anhinga 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.

Join - Renew - Donate

Bateman Bird Walk, Saturday
November 1, 8 AM

Bateman Island Sign

Junior Audubon Schedule

  • Sat. Oct. 23 - After School
  • Thu. Nov. 6 - Bird Walk After School
  • Sat. Dec. 18 - After School
  • Thu. Jan. 17 - Going Ducky
  • Sat. Feb. 12 - Bird Walk After School
  • Sat. Mar. 26 - After School
  • Thu. Apr. 23 - After School
  • Thu. May 21 - After School Quiz and Migratory Bird Game

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

the 13th Annual Seed Sale

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

November 3, 2014
6:15 PM
Richland Public Library

Lower Columbia Basin Audubon board meetings are open to all members.

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