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Welcome to the CBAS Website!

Please note: Our website is currently undergoing an updating process. Please check back often to see what's happening with our group! 

We are a chapter of the National Audubon Society and have been around since 1989. We are located in the Columbia River Basin in central Washington state.  We have 175 members. We operate with a Board of Officers and Committee Chairs. Our board meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Grant County Fairgrounds. Our chapter members live throughout the Central Basin and includes all of Grant County and the Othello area.


"Our Chapter Mission"

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The purposes of the Society are to encourage public appreciation of the values of wildlife and natural habitats through education, conservation and recreation and to stimulate action for their protection.

The Great Washington State Birding Trail Takes Shape

For people living and visiting in our region - The Coulee Corridor Birding Trail map - the second installment of the Great Washington State Birding Trail. The Cascade Loop segment was introduced in October to great fanfare and expectations are high for this new one.

The Coulee Corridor is a designated Scenic Byway with an active group of local volunteers working to promote sustainable tourism based on our local natural history, human history and agricultural resources. It extends from Othello in the south to Coulee Dam in the north, traveling along highways 17 and 155 with some side routes. Nature-based tourism highlighting the natural habitats, geologic features, watchable wildlife and the Great Missoula Floods stories is a focus for the Corridor.


 Coulee Corridor MapClick Here to go to see a larger version of this map!


The Coulee Corridor Birding Trail map is the first project to promote the goals of the Byway. Using this map, birders will be able to find the best birding locations in this area. It will also assist them to find rare birds to tick off their life lists. Additionally, amenities such as interpretive centers, campgrounds, rest rooms and other features will be listed. The map will promote birding ethics - encouraging people to be good stewards and respect the birds, their habitat and also to respect private lands.


Central Basin Audubon Society (CBAS) and the National Audubon Society's (NAS) Washington State offices have partnered with the Coulee Corridor. NAS is working to create a series of maps for our state and eventually, you will be able to travel throughout Washington and have a map to guide you to the best birding that can be experienced. CBAS has worked for several years to identify the best birding sites locally in preparation for this project.


Funding for this map has come from a variety of sources including the National Scenic Byways program, the Bureau of Reclamation and Washington Department of Transportation. Additionally many hundreds of volunteer hours will contribute to making this map both useful and accurate.

You’re Invited!

The Great Washington State Birding Trail Map, Palouse to Pines LoopState Sen. Lisa Brown and Audubon Washington cordially invite you to the unveiling of the newest map of the Great Washington State Birding Trail, the Palouse to Pines Loop,  and featuring LIVE BIRDS like those seen on this route: a Great Horned Owl and Red-tailed Hawk. 

12:45-1:00p.m. • Jan. 26, 2010
Rooms ABC Cherberg Building
State Capitol Campus, Olympia, WA
 

Please join us in the presentation of the latest area of the state to offer the Birding Trail’s successful combination of outdoor recreation, conservation and rural economic development. More information: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We regret to infom you that the Great Washington State Birding Trail maps are no longer available through Central Basin Audubon. They are available (for a fee I think) through Washington Audubon at http://wa.audubon.org/ . Thanks for your request and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Our mailing address is:
Central Basin Audubon Society
P.O. Box 86
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Last Updated ( Sunday, 28 August 2011 )
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