top of page

Becoming a member is a two step process


Step 1. Complete the East Cascades Audubon Society Membership Form below. Then click the "Submit" button and proceed to Step 2.

Here are some benefits of becoming a member of East Cascades Audubon Society:


  • Support ECAS mission and goals:  East Cascades Audubon Society was organized for the charitable, educational and scientific purpose of wild bird study and conservation through engaging the public in volunteer field studies, educational programs and the supporting of projects that further the knowledge and appreciation of wild birds and their habitat.  Your membership in ECAS helps support these goals.


  • Meetings and Events:  We meet at the Environmental Center in Bend on the third Thursday of most months.  We host local and national speakers on topics about birds and other wildlife.  We also share information about local birds and activities.  There is no cost to attend any of our meetings.


  • Education and Field Trips:  ECAS volunteers lead many fun and free field trips each year.  This is an opportunity to become acquainted with local birding sites and to improve birding skills while visiting some beautiful Central Oregon habitats.  Shorter informal trips take place most Wednesday mornings, while “Birding By Ear” classes take place in a local park in the spring.  “Birding for Preschoolers” is a program designed for young birders to learn about nature through exploration, observation and questioning.


  • Projects: ECAS sponsors a number of citizen science projects and surveys such as nest box projects for Lewis’s Woodpeckers, Kestrels and Bluebirds. We also sponsor a statewide Winter Raptor Survey and our Green Ridge raptor migration counts each Autumn. 


  • Festivals:  Among other festivals that we sponsor throughout the year, our Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival in June, which celebrates our 11 nesting Woodpecker species, has attracted people around Oregon and throughout the country.


  • Newsletters:  Members receive monthly enewsletters.  The “Chatter” is our brief monthly newsletter, which has information about upcoming events.  The “Calliope” is our quarterly comprehensive e-newsletter.    


  • Meet others interested in birds:  Joining ECAS is the perfect way to meet people interested in learning about wild birds.  Our enthusiastic members enjoy teaching beginners and sharing knowledge with people of all ages. 




ECAS is an independent local chapter of the National Audubon Society.  Your contributions support our local activities.  ECAS is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Please consider joining ECAS at one of the following membership levels:


Student       $15

Senior          $15

Individual   $25

Family          $35

Contributing  $50          

Sustaining   $100

Lifetime       $400


To join, click on this link to our enrollment form.  Print and mail together with your payment to:  ECAS, PO Box 565, Bend, OR  97709.


To contact us for more information via e-mail: 


For more information about membership by phone, call us at 541-241-2190.

Becoming a member is a two step process


Step 1. Complete the East Cascades Audubon Society Membership Form below. Then click the Submit button. Your information will be saved, and you will be returned to this page. Scroll down and proceed to Step 2.

Before Proceeding to Step 2 Please be sure you have clicked the "Submit" button in the form above. That form sends us the information we need to process your membership. We do not receive adequate information from your PayPal payment to record your membership.

Step 2. Use the Membership Plus Contribution button below to pay. Enter the combined amount of your Membership plus your contribution in the "Donation amount" field. Do not click the "Make this recurring" checkbox.


You can pay via PayPal using your credit card even if you do not have a PayPal account. You do not have to open a PayPal account to pay with your own credit card.

bottom of page