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Audubon Birding Day: Winter Raptors

This more advanced raptor trip will explore the raptor-rich farmlands of Polk county.

January 28th
Friday
11:00AM 6 hours
Member Price: $65.00
Non-member Price: $85.00
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Exciting Spring Migrants

This class aims to prime you for the best three months of birding by explaining where and how to find and identify birds like Nashville Warbler, Cassin’s Vireo, Say’s Phoebe and Mountain Bluebird.

March 1st
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Trinidad and Tobago

Join Portland Audubon to bird, watch nesting Leatherback sea turtles, snorkel Carribean waters, and simply savor the tropical paradise and cultural vibrancy of Trinidad and Tobago. We will be splitting our time between the islands, providing a unique opportunity to slow down and be intentional about learning neotropical birds in one of the richest birding countries per square mile. Highlights include searching for the critically endangered Piping Guan and observing one of nature’s greatest spectacles, thousands of brilliantly red Scarlet Ibises filling the skies above Caroni Swamp.

April 5th
Tuesday
to 15th
Friday
11 days
Member Price: $4,995.00
Non-member Price: $5,495.00
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Pacific Northwest Trip: Klamath Basin

Let’s explore the Klamath Basin, home to six National Wildlife Refuges and one of the most important wetland ecosystems in the west! Join us to enjoy the spectacular spring migration of geese, along with a great diversity of waterfowl and plenty of raptors too. *The listed trip dates have not been finalized yet. We will have an update soon! Thanks!

March 31st
Thursday
to April 3rd
Sunday
4 days
Member Price: $945.00
Non-member Price: $1,145.00
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Beginning Birding by Ear - Backyard Favorites

In the final installment of our series, we’ll learn the songs and calls of our common backyard birds Brodie will walk you through Portland’s common birds, like Song Sparrow, Bewick’s Wren, Spotted Towhee, Black-capped Chickadee, House Finch, and others.

March 24th
Thursday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Spring Break Camp

March 21st
Monday
8:45AM 6 hours 30 minutes
Member Price: $95.00
Non-member Price: $110.00
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March 22nd
Tuesday
8:45AM 6 hours 30 minutes
Member Price: $95.00
Non-member Price: $110.00
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March 23rd
Wednesday
8:45AM 6 hours 30 minutes
Member Price: $95.00
Non-member Price: $110.00
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March 24th
Thursday
8:45AM 6 hours 30 minutes
Member Price: $95.00
Non-member Price: $110.00
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Pacific Northwest Trip: Newport to Florence

This three-day coastal adventure will meet all of your birding and exploration desires! Join Stefan in searching for the endangered Western Snowy Plover, White-tailed Kite, Wrentit, and much more.

March 19th
Saturday
to 21st
Monday
7:30AM 3 days
Member Price: $355.00
Non-member Price: $455.00
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Beginning Birding by Ear - Tips & Tricks

In part two of this introductory series, we will discuss approaches to learning vocalizations, and some of the tools that experienced birders use to decipher the identities of our feathered songsters.

March 17th
Thursday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Field Trip: Early Spring Migrants at Powell Butte

March is the official start of songbird migration in Portland, and Powell Butte is the best place to search for Western Bluebird and other early migrants. Join Brodie in exploring the habitat of Western red cedar-dominated forest, hawthorn shrubland, open meadows, and riparian habitat along Johnson Creek in search of every bird to be found!

March 15th
Tuesday
8:00AM 3 hours
Member Price: $45.00
Non-member Price: $65.00
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Birding at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Join us as we take a tour through the diverse habitats created by the 1980 volcanic eruption and learn about where to see Mount St. Helen’s signature birds. This interactive presentation will excite and prepare you for birdwatching in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Bring your questions and curiosities!

March 14th
Monday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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Field Trip: Beginning Birding at Mt. Tabor

The companion field trip to the two-part Beginning Birding class, this trip to Mt. Tabor aims to put theory into practice in identifying birds.

March 11th
Friday
8:00AM 2 hours
Member Price: $45.00
Non-member Price: $65.00
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Beginning Birding by Ear - Birdsong Basics

Why and how are birds so uniquely vocal? What do their many different sounds mean? In this introduction we will explore the fascinating world of bird vocalizations.

March 10th
Thursday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Amazon River Cruise

Travel with Portland Audubon on a once-in-a-lifetime cruise through the heart of upper Amazonia, on the largest river in the world! The Amazonian region boasts more than 120 endemic species and may be the most biologically diverse place on the planet – a true paradise. We will bird on a variety of tropical forest walks, observe wildlife and explore canals and lagoons by watercraft, and take in the Peruvian culture and history.

March 9th
Wednesday
to 19th
Saturday
11 days
Member Price: $5,495.00
Non-member Price: $5,795.00
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Digital Class

March 3rd
Thursday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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March 8th
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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March 21st
Monday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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March 22nd
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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April 5th
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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April 14th
Thursday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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April 28th
Thursday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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May 19th
Thursday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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June 9th
Thursday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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Pacific Northwest Trip: Skagit Valley Birding

The rich environment of Skagit Valley includes a variety of habitats including open water, shoreline, tidal mudflats and marshes, forested uplands, and agricultural land. These habitats provide excellent opportunities to see over-wintering geese, swans and ducks, as well as a variety of raptors such as Gyrfalcon, Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle, and Short-eared Owl.

February 25th
Friday
to 27th
Sunday
7:00AM 3 days
Member Price: $300.00
Non-member Price: $390.00
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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 1st
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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How to Identify Birds, Part 1: Size & Shape

Learn the tricks of the trade for identifying birds big and small.

February 24th
Thursday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Birding Oregon Hotspots: Portland Metro Area

The Portland area may be Oregon’s most densely populated region, but there are a lot of good birding spots tucked away within the urban landscape. This class will introduce you to some of the best birding sites around Portland, show you how to get there, and prepare you for some of the birds you can expect to see at each site.

February 22nd
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Spectrum Savvy: How Birds Exist Outside of Heterosexual Norms

Join us to learn about the birds that exist outside of heteronormative human ideas and family structures. From gay swan foster parents to matriarchal hawk families and same-sex penguin couples, birds have a diverse array of relationship and family styles just like us!

February 21st
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 18th
Friday
to 20th
Sunday
6:30AM 3 days
Member Price: $250.00
Non-member Price: $310.00
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March Virtual Birding on Sauvie Island

Join Greg Baker and virtually bird Sauvie Island! This is a quiz-based class designed for participation. We will focus on identifying birds by overall impression.

February 17th
Thursday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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March 7th
Monday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Virtual Birding on Sauvie Island

Located within the heart of the Pacific Flyway, Sauvie Island is the largest island in the Columbia River, and the site of an extensive wildlife refuge. We could not ask for a better, more accessible and diverse landscape to call our local patch, our living laboratory.  

Greg’s interactive module documents a day birding in the field. If you are looking to improve your birding skills and confidence, this is the class for you.

February 15th
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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March 15th
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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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 12th
Saturday
8:00AM 8 hours
Member Price: $85.00
Non-member Price: $115.00
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May 22nd
Sunday
6:00AM 14 hours 30 minutes
Member Price: $105.00
Non-member Price: $135.00
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May 28th
Saturday
6:00AM 11 hours
Member Price: $85.00
Non-member Price: $115.00
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Little Brown Birds: Wrens, Finches, and Blackbirds

This class will show you how to identify the wrens, finches, and blackbirds that live in the Portland area.

February 8th
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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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 7th
Monday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Field Trip: Fernhill for Beginners

Join Stefan for a 1 mile loop around Fernhill Wetlands. We will look at everything, but our focus is on the basics of the birds that are present. Waterfowl is most abundant, but there also should be some raptors, little birds and maybe shorebirds. Don’t forget to bring binoculars; that’s all you are going to need.

February 6th
Sunday
8:00AM 2 hours
Member Price: $45.00
Non-member Price: $65.00
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March 6th
Sunday
8:00AM 2 hours
Member Price: $45.00
Non-member Price: $65.00
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Bird Journals for Beginners and Continuing Journalers!

Get started or continue with your bird journal, using drawing, simple watercolor, and writing. We use specimens and photos to practice. You will try simple ways to learn to see in new ways, then draw, write, and use watercolors, and develop your pages. No art experience needed, just enthusiasm and a few tools! Register for each class separately.

February 5th
Saturday
10:00AM 4 hours
Member Price: $55.00
Non-member Price: $75.00
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March 5th
Saturday
10:00AM 4 hours
Member Price: $55.00
Non-member Price: $75.00
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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 5th
Saturday
8:00AM 4 hours
Member Price: $95.00
Non-member Price: $125.00
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February 5th
Saturday
12:30PM 4 hours
Member Price: $95.00
Non-member Price: $125.00
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February 6th
Sunday
8:00AM 4 hours
Member Price: $95.00
Non-member Price: $125.00
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February 6th
Sunday
12:30PM 4 hours
Member Price: $95.00
Non-member Price: $125.00
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Audubon Birding Day:

February 4th
Friday
8:00AM 6 hours
Member Price: $65.00
Non-member Price: $85.00
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February 11th
Friday
8:30AM 7 hours
Member Price: $65.00
Non-member Price: $85.00
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February 16th
Wednesday
8:30AM 7 hours 30 minutes
Member Price: $85.00
Non-member Price: $115.00
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February 25th
Friday
8:00AM 7 hours
Member Price: $65.00
Non-member Price: $85.00
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May 23rd
Monday
3:00PM 4 hours 30 minutes
Member Price: $65.00
Non-member Price: $85.00
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June 10th
Friday
3:00PM 4 hours
Member Price: $65.00
Non-member Price: $85.00
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In the Field: Winter Waterfowl of the Portland Area

Join longtime birding instructor Laura Whittemore for this waterfowl class taught entirely outside with 3 field trips to different locations. Beginners are always welcome.

April 7th
Thursday
April 7 and 21, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Cooper Mountain Nature Park, Tualatin Hills Nature Park. Details on exact meeting location to follow.
7:30AM 3 hours - April 7 and 21, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Cooper Mountain Nature Park, Tualatin Hills Nature Park. Details on exact meeting location to follow.
Member Price: $75.00
Non-member Price: $95.00
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April 14th
Thursday
April 14 and 28, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Mt Tabor Park. Details on exact meeting location to follow.
7:30AM 3 hours - April 14 and 28, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Mt Tabor Park. Details on exact meeting location to follow.
Member Price: $75.00
Non-member Price: $95.00
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May 12th
Thursday
7:30AM 3 hours
Member Price: $75.00
Non-member Price: $95.00
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June 9th
Thursday
7:00AM 3 hours
Member Price: $75.00
Non-member Price: $95.00
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