Welcome to the East Cascades Audubon Society.  We are a local organization, specializing in Central Oregon ornithology. We gather local data and both sponsor and participate in projects that help protect local bird populations. Join ECAS and help preserve the birds in this region.  We rely on a very active volunteer base.  Check the 'Contact' menu for opportunities

As of March 24 all ECAS activities, events and meetings are cancelled until further notice.


CANCELLED Spring 2020 Field Trips

CANCELLED  Birding by Ear


CANCELLED Old Mill Bird Walks

CANCELLED   Summer Lake Shorebird Survey

CANCELLED Wednesday Birders 

Good birding, on your own, stay healthy and post your birds! Judy


Do not share your optics with others. 

Keep 6+ feet away from others.

If you are sick, stay  home. 

Ideally, go outside daily and enjoy birds alone or just with your close friends or family.  

 CANCELLED Sunriver Bird Walks  

Suspended until further notice. Birding For Preschoolers 


Summer 2020 Calliope Newsletter now available

New Membership Process 

The ECAS Membership Committee and the ECAS Board of Directors have chosen to use a new membership management system from Member Planet. Each ECAS member can now create their own account.  A special notice to all of the ECAS membership was sent out  Monday, November 26, explaining how the process works.  Here is a link to that document.


Jim Anderson's Nesting Box Guide now available. 


Volunteer Data for 2019

See the Monthly "May 2020 Chatter" online


Meet the 2020 ECAS Board of Directors 

2016 Annual Report 

Featured Photographer

Ken Hashagen and Kevin Smith

are featured for February

The July Picnic and Birders' Night are cancelled.  


The Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival has been cancelled for 2020.  


A message from ECAS Board President, Tom Lawler:

"After consultation with the Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival Committee, the ECAS Board has made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Woodpecker Festival. Unfortunately the Woodpecker Festival must take place during a specific time period, in early June, when activity is taking place for nesting and/or feeding young. We face too much uncertainty in the weeks ahead to have guides and participants invest time and money and have to cancel at the last minute. And, of course, we want everybody to be safe and healthy! This made canceling the festival most prudent. I encourage everybody to get outside and go birding, while practicing "social distancing" and not sharing optics!"


ECAS Board President

Want to Volunteer? Click here for the form. 
Injured Bird??
Follow this link to find local resources. 


knocking on your house - or at your door? Here is a link with lots of info about them and what to do.

2020 Golden Eagle

This year's eaglet, Aspen, fledged on June 13 but is still coming back to the nest occasionally.  The main camera is no longer on but there are video snippets and comments on the site. Thanks to Jim Hammond for recording these videos. 



Central Oregon Daily News did a nice piece on the project. Here is a link to that segment. centraloregondaily.com/sisters-eagle-cam-offers-some-birdwatching-worth-binging/ 

Eagle Nest History

2019 - Metolius fledged tis morning, 6/27/19 at 9:09 am. You can follow this link to see the fledge. https://www.goldeneaglecam.org/home/live-camera#comments

You may have to scroll down in the comments aways to find the clip.


There were two chicks in the nest this year, Wychus and Metolius. After falling from the nest and being rehabbed for 10 days by Gary Landers at Wild Wings, Wychus was  returned to the nest and had a successful fledging.  


If you want to help support this effort, you can donate to ECAS using the Donate button above.

The 2018 Eaglets fledged in June, 2018. Aries, the first hatched, left the nest in the very early morning on the 13th.  Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwGmQReBQ8c&t=7s.

Charity fledged on June 23. Here is her video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT_RewHQWRc&feature=youtu.be


Click on the picture below to view a a slideshow about the project's history.

© 2015 East Cascades Audubon Society

The East Cascades Audubon Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to bird conservation in Oregon 


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Contact ECAS at P.O. Box 565, Bend, OR 97709