Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society

Serving Benton and Franklin Counties since 1965

All field trips and in-person meetings canceled until further notice!


curlew in flight

Monthly Zoom Membership Meeting

Tuesday
May 25, 2021
6:30 PM

Logging in starts at 6:30 and the Program starts at 7pm. There will be information about the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society, up-coming programs and general chatter until 7pm.
Join the meeting Meeting ID: 988 9591 3723  Passcode: 601558

Flora & Fauna of Colombia

Lisa Hill

Lisa is a noted watercolorist as well as an accomplished birder and leader of the Bateman Island bird walks.

A paradise of unimaginable beauty, Colombia is the most biodiverse country on earth by area. Per square kilometer, Colombia has more species of just about everything in the plant and animal kingdoms than any other country. Join Lisa Hill as she shares incredible images of birds, butterflies, animals and plants from a recent birding tour she and her husband Larry Umthun took to the high elevation slopes and deep valleys of the Andes Mountains. A stunning rainbow of brightly-colored hummingbirds and tanagers will lift your spirits and fill you with wonder.

Andean Cock of Rock and other Colombian birds and butterflies
Colombian Biodiversity

Election - May 25 - Slate of Candidates

Please be certain you vote or return your ballot by June 5, 2021.

It’s that time of year again — voting for LCBAS Officers and Standing Committee Chairs is now open, and will be open until June 5, 2021. As the monthly meetings are still remote, we will be voting remotely again this year. All current, dues-paying members are encouraged to vote!

Please check the May issue of the Curlew for voting details. If you prefer, you can cut out, copy, or handwrite your ballot and mail it to LCBAS at Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society, P.O. Box 1900, Richland, WA 99352.

Or you can vote by emailing your selection (“I vote for the slate” or “I vote against the slate”) to secretary@lcbas.org (and if you would like to volunteer for an open position, please note this to your email).

Any LCBAS member may volunteer for OPEN positions. We strongly encourage members to do so!

  • President: OPEN
  • Vice-President: Sheri Whitfield
  • Treasurer: OPEN
  • Secretary: Debbie Berkowitz
  • Birding Events: Jason Fidorra
  • Communications: Charlene Burge
  • Conservation: Dana Ward and Rick Leaumont
  • Education: Cherie Baudrand
  • Finance: (Treasurer)
  • Fundraising: Marcie Daines
  • Membership: OPEN
  • Program: OPEN
  • Director At Large: Robin Priddy

We also have special committees and other positions that are not elected:

  • Book Sales: Robin Priddy
  • Christmas Bird Count: Dana Ward
  • Hospitality: Marcie Daines
  • Publicity: Charlotte Reep
  • Website: Ed Rykiel
  • Facebook: Heidi Newsome
  • Taxidermy Collection: Sheri Whitfield
  • Curlew mailing: Jack and Murrel Dawson
  • Bird Walks: Lisa Hill

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.