Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society

Serving Benton and Franklin Counties since 1965

Report Sightings at Bird Sightings and LCBirds2

Your vote counted!

LCBAS elections will be at our membership meeting on May 23. Please come to the meeting and vote on our slate of nominees.

The slate for elected positions in 2017-18 is:


  • President: Jim Castle
  • Vice-President: Ken Campbell
  • Treasurer: Charlie Burgess
  • Secretary: Debbie Berkowitz

Standing Committee Chairs

  • Birding Events: (Vacant)
  • Communications: Lori Nelson
  • Conservation: Dana Ward
  • Education: Barbara Clarke
  • Finance: Charlie Burgess
  • Fundraising: Charlotte Reep
  • Membership: Lori Nelson
  • Program: Ivar Husa
  • Director At Large: Robin Priddy

We also have special committees and other positions that are not elected. These people have agreed to serve in 2017-18:

  • Bird Walks: Lisa Hill
  • Book Sales: Jason Fidorra
  • Christmas Bird Count: Dana Ward
  • Curlew Editor: Lori Nelson
  • Curlew mailing: Jack and Murrel Dawson
  • e-Curlew mailing: Richard Romanelli
  • Facebook: Heidi Newsome
  • Historian: Carole Byrd
  • Hospitality: Lannie Smith, Marcie Daines, Sue and John Decker, Jack and Murrell Dawson (a true team effort!)
  • Junior Audubon: Cherie Baudrand
  • Publicity: Charlotte Reep
  • Sagebrush Songbird Survey: Robin Priddy
  • Taxidermy Collection: Heidi Newsome
  • Website: Ed Rykiel

What species is this?

Swainson's Hawk chick on nest near Amon Creek Natural Preserve
ID ? Swainson's Hawk
Photo: Karen Sowers

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 2016
This is a list of species reported in Benton County by date.