Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society

Serving Benton and Franklin Counties since 1965

Field trips and in-person meetings canceled until further notice!



Long-billed curlew in flight

Birding Events


curlew in flight

Monthly Zoom Membership Meeting

Tuesday
January 25, 2022
6:30 PM

Join the Zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 832 6717 8562  Passcode: 453102

Logging in starts at 6:30 pm and the Program starts at 7 pm. There will be information about the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society, up-coming programs and general chatter until 7 pm.


Yellow Stars in a River of Green: How Plants are Changing the Yakima River Ecosystem

Rachel Little, Benton Conservation District Biologist

Pelican in the aquatic yellow star weeds, Yakima River - photo by Rachel Little
Pelican in the aquatic yellow star weeds, Yakima River. Photo by Rachel Little

An aquatic plant that now dominates the lower Yakima River is moving into the Delta, one of Washington’s Important Bird Areas. From underwater, these green plants push their bright yellow, star-shaped flowers just above the surface. Learn how these plants are influencing public health, water quality, recreation, and the aquatic ecosystem.




LCBAS Facebook Stream


Local Birding Checklists

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


Participating in a Zoom Meeting

  1. First, download Zoom to your computer. Go to Zoom.us and click the little arrow by Resources, you’ll see a link to download, and also to training. Or, click on the little blue box on the right side: SIGN UP, IT’S FREE.
  2. Once you have downloaded Zoom, there are two ways to sign in to a Zoom meeting. You can join either through a live link to the meeting, or with the Meeting ID and password.
  3. To join with a live link: click and follow the link.

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.