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Programs

Bird Walks

Portland Audubon is offering monthly bird walks for Bird Scouts and their families interested in birding together and with a bird biologist. 10 people max, participants must wear masks, and binoculars are available to borrow.

January 16th
Saturday
9:00AM 1 hour
$0.00
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February 20th
Saturday
9:00AM 1 hour
$0.00
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March 20th
Saturday
9:00AM 1 hour
$0.00
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April 17th
Saturday
9:00AM 1 hour
$0.00
10
May 23rd
Sunday
9:00AM 1 hour
$0.00
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June 19th
Saturday
9:00AM 1 hour
$0.00
10
July 17th
Saturday
9:00AM 1 hour
$0.00
10
August 21st
Saturday
9:00AM 1 hour
$0.00
10
September 18th
Saturday
9:00AM 1 hour
$0.00
10
October 16th
Saturday
9:00AM 1 hour
$0.00
10
November 20th
Saturday
9:00AM 1 hour
$0.00
10
December 18th
Saturday
9:00AM 1 hour
$0.00
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Field Class: Beginning Field Birding and Sauvie Island Explorati

Join Greg Baker and Ricky Allen for Saturday morning explorations at one of Oregon’s most accessible Important Bird Areas, Sauvie Island Wildlife Area.This class series is perfect for those interested in developing and sharpening their birding skills under a variety of field conditions with expert birders. Explore different habitats on the island, learn bird calls, and search for waterfowl, songbirds, and raptors.

February 6th
Saturday
8:00AM 4 hours
Member Price: $95.00
Non-member Price: $125.00
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February 13th
Saturday
8:00AM 4 hours
Member Price: $95.00
Non-member Price: $125.00
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Spring Break Camp

Join us over Spring Break for two-day adventures of animal ecology exploration, springtime art, and learn about what it takes to become a Junior Wildlife Vet! March 22&23: Tails of the Forest, March 23&24: Wild Art Adventure, and March 24&25: Junior Wildlife Vet.

March 22nd
Monday
to 23rd
Tuesday
8:45AM 2 days
Member Price: $85.00
Non-member Price: $100.00
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March 23rd
Tuesday
to 24th
Wednesday
12:30PM 2 days
Member Price: $85.00
Non-member Price: $100.00
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March 24th
Wednesday
to 25th
Thursday
8:45AM 2 days
Member Price: $85.00
Non-member Price: $100.00
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Marmot Family Days

Spend the day at Portland Audubon's Miller Wildlife Sanctuary! Located outside of Sandy, Oregon and bordering the Bull Run Watershed, this is the perfect place for you to learn, explore, and connect with the natural world. We will practice fire building, learn about local plants and walk our trails, seeking evidence of the animals that call this place home.

March 20th
Saturday
9:30AM 5 hours 30 minutes
$0.00
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March 26th
Friday
9:30AM 5 hours 30 minutes
$0.00
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March 27th
Saturday
9:30AM 5 hours 30 minutes
$0.00
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Learn to Use the Nature App, iNaturalist

Want to become a better naturalist? Plants, reptiles, insects, fish … this useful app has it all. There is no better learning tool than iNaturalist. With an internet connection, find out in a matter of seconds a tricky identification. Stefan will present and explain both the phone app and the iNaturalist website.

March 16th
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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April 6th
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Audubon Birding Day: Clackamas County Hotspots II

We will bird from West Linn to Wilsonville and Canby, looking for ducks and woodland/riparian species!

February 28th
Sunday
8:00AM 8 hours
Member Price: $65.00
Non-member Price: $85.00
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Skagit Valley Birding

Explore and bird shoreline habitat to forested uplands on this self-catering winter trip to the Skagit Valley.

February 26th
Friday
to 28th
Sunday
7:00AM 3 days
Member Price: $300.00
Non-member Price: $390.00
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Audubon Birding Day: Tillamook with Stefan

In winter, the agricultural fields in Tillamook serve as a refuge for gulls, sparrows, and raptors. Black Phoebe and White-tailed Kite are among the day’s targets.

February 21st
Sunday
8:00AM 8 hours
Member Price: $85.00
Non-member Price: $115.00
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Female Birdsong

This class will explore the new understanding of female birdsong that recent research has uncovered, as well as identify the local species where we can see this behavior in action.

February 15th
Monday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Audubon Birding Day: Sauvie Island, Wapato & Rentenaar Rd.

Winter is the birdiest season at Sauvie Island, with cranes and geese wheeling overhead almost non-stop. We will be looking for White-throated and Swamp Sparrow and unusual waterfowl such as Redhead and Canvasback.

February 13th
Saturday
8:00AM 6 hours
Member Price: $65.00
Non-member Price: $85.00
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Classes with John Rakestraw

Ducks at a Distance, February 11  
Little Brown Birds, March 9.

February 11th
Thursday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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March 9th
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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December: Virtual Birding on Sauvie Island

Greg documents a day birding Sauvie Island in December. Hone the essential skills of identifying birds by sight, sound, behavior, and habitat in this fun, interactive class.

February 9th
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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February 16th
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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The Fascinating Lives of Song Sparrows

Often misidentified by the beginner, and overlooked by the experienced birder, there may be no better singer or more fascinating social bird than the humble Song Sparrow. Here we’ll study the fascinating lives and incredible vocal performances of one of our most common avian neighbors.

February 8th
Monday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Pacific Northwest Trip: Owls by Day in Walla Walla

Explore the unique habitat along the Columbia River and adjacent to the Blue Mountains on this self-catering winter trip to search for owls by day in the Walla Walla area.

February 5th
Friday
to 7th
Sunday
6:30AM 3 days
Member Price: $250.00
Non-member Price: $310.00
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Field Trip: Hopkins Demonstration Forest

We expect to find the common inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest coniferous forest such as Varied Thrush and Golden-crowned Kinglet and will have a chance at an owl sighting.

January 17th
Sunday
9:00AM 3 hours
Member Price: $45.00
Non-member Price: $65.00
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January 22nd
Friday
9:00AM 3 hours
Member Price: $45.00
Non-member Price: $65.00
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Winter Raptors

Winter brings a fresh cast of raptors to the WIllamette valley, as our fair-weather friends are replaced by northern breeders. This class will focus specifically on our unique wintering raptors, comparing and contrasting to our more common and year-round birds of prey.

January 28th
Thursday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Birds of a Feather: An Intro to Avian Families

There are around 10,000 bird species on this planet, and this series will introduce you to some of the families that make up the class of birds known as Aves. We will review each family's evolutionary history, distribution, natural history, fun facts, and look at conservation concerns for the family as a whole. This class is intended for birders who are looking for a deeper understanding of avian taxonomy and biology.

January 26th
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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February 23rd
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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Audubon Birding Day: Understanding Raptors

Sauvie Island, with its abundant open spaces and mix of habitats, is host to a large population of wintering raptors. In this beginner’s-focused field trip we’ll search for and practice identifying hawks, harriers, eagles and falcons on Sauvie Island.

January 26th
Tuesday
10:00AM 4 hours
Member Price: $65.00
Non-member Price: $85.00
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January 29th
Friday
10:00AM 6 hours
Member Price: $65.00
Non-member Price: $85.00
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Understanding Raptors

What is a bird of prey? The answer may be more complicated than you think. In this introduction we'll define and discuss this wide array of bird families, focusing on the features that unite them as fierce predators, and how we can observe these adaptations in the field.

January 25th
Monday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Audubon Birding Day: Tillamook Area Birding

We will meet in Tillamook for this exploration of various hotspots searching for shorebirds and waterfowl flocks.

January 24th
Sunday
9:00AM 7 hours
Member Price: $65.00
Non-member Price: $85.00
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Field Trip: Fernhill Wetlands

This area of cattail marshes, open lakes, and ponds attract a good variety of dabbling and diving ducks as well as marsh skulkers and shoreline feeders.

January 24th
Sunday
8:00AM 2 hours
Member Price: $45.00
Non-member Price: $65.00
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February 9th
Tuesday
9:00AM 2 hours
Member Price: $45.00
Non-member Price: $65.00
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Audubon Birding Day: Finley National Wildlife Refuge

We will bird the different habitats of Finley focusing on winter birds, waterfowl, and rarities; hoping for Northern Shrike, Rough-legged Hawk, Western Bluebird, and Short-eared Owl.

January 23rd
Saturday
8:00AM 9 hours
Member Price: $85.00
Non-member Price: $115.00
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The New School of Birding

Join expert birders and trip leaders, Candace and Dan, for a six-week course with classes and in-person field days that will take you on a riveting journey through the world of bird biology, field identification, and conservation. Through lectures, quizzes, helpful handouts, live interaction with your instructors, and extensive field time, you’ll build both your birding skills and gain a deeper understanding of what’s going on beneath all those feathers!

January 20th
Wednesday
6:00PM 1 hour 15 minutes
Member Price: $450.00
Non-member Price: $600.00
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March 24th
Wednesday
1 hour 15 minutes
Member Price: $450.00
Non-member Price: $600.00
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Stories of the Earth - for Cedar Hills KP Students

You will read a nature-themed story and do activities virtually with your classmates and Portland Audubon's amazing Abby!

January 20th
Wednesday
10:00AM 1 hour
$11.95
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January 27th
Wednesday
10:00AM 1 hour
$11.95
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Audubon Birding Day: Ankeny & Baskett Slough NWR

Winter is a wonderful time for birding the Willamette Valley, with bountiful waterfowl, stunning raptors, and curious sparrows. We’ll spend the day investigating a variety of habitats in these two close-to-Portland refuges.

January 20th
Wednesday
8:00AM 8 hours
Member Price: $65.00
Non-member Price: $85.00
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March 20th
Saturday
8:00AM 8 hours
Member Price: $85.00
Non-member Price: $115.00
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Science Tales

Storytime comes to life in this exciting early childhood environmental education exploration program! Kids will hear stories of the earth, animals, how to be a kid exploring the natural world around them, and much more! Students will then engage in at-home activities that connect to the themes of the book read during the session. Pre-K to 2nd grade.

January 19th
Tuesday
3:30PM 1 hour
Member Price: $11.95
Non-member Price: $13.95
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January 26th
Tuesday
3:30PM 1 hour
Member Price: $11.95
Non-member Price: $13.95
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The Joy of Feeding Birds

Bringing birds into our backyard is one of the most satisfying and popular ways to interact with our avian friends. But how can we know that we are helping, not hurting? This class will cover not only the how and what of bird feeding, but the why as well.

January 18th
Monday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Spring Shorebirds

This class will teach you how to identify migrating shorebirds by color, size, shape, and behavior.

April 13th
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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