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Pacific Northwest Trip: Oregon’s Wild Southern Coast

Oregon’s southern Coast features miles of rugged coastline, spectacular wildlife, smaller crowds, and the best fall coastal weather. Join Brodie Cass Talbott as we explore from Coos Bay to Brookings in search of alcids, seabirds, raptors, and more.

October 22nd
Friday
to 24th
Sunday
9:30AM 3 days
Member Price: $350.00
Non-member Price: $450.00
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Audubon Birding Day: Upstream on the Columbia River

Visit the far side of the Gorge in Wasco and Sherman Counties to search for loons, grebes, raptors, and whatever the wind blows in.

December 4th
Saturday
9:00AM 6 hours 30 minutes
Member Price: $65.00
Non-member Price: $85.00
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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, 2022
Sunday
7:00AM 3 days
Member Price: $300.00
Non-member Price: $390.00
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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, 2022
Tuesday
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, 2022
Sunday
6:30AM 3 days
Member Price: $250.00
Non-member Price: $310.00
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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, 2022
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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Pacific Northwest Trip: Wallowa Winter Wonderland

Explore the winter wonderland of Wallowa County on this self-driving trip based out of Enterprise. Exciting bird-sighting aspirations are Bohemian Waxwing, Gray Partridge, Snow Bunting, Gray-crowned Rosy-finch, and Gyrfalcon.

January 27th
Thursday
to 30th, 2022
Sunday
6:30AM 4 days
Member Price: $595.00
Non-member Price: $795.00
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The New School of Birding, Module 1

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!  

Module 1 will focus on some of the secrets that birds have on the inside. Birds are amazing flying machines, and the physiology that provides for this most famous of superpowers includes an impressive synergy between lightweight bone mass, powerful muscles, ultra-efficient respiration, and many other unique adaptations. Virtual classes will be held on Wednesdays: January 12, January 19, January 26, February 9, February 16, and February 23 from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm. Field days: January 22, February 12, and February 26.

January 12th, 2022
Wednesday
6:00PM 1 hour 15 minutes
Member Price: $450.00
Non-member Price: $600.00
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Winter Waterfowl

Many species of waterfowl spend the winter in the Willamette Valley. This class will highlight field marks that enable you to identify ducks and geese from a distance.

January 11th, 2022
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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Audubon Birding Day: Celebrate the Holidays in Washington County

The day will start at Fernhill Wetlands, then we will bird a few other spots until the day ends near Forest Grove.

December 28th
Tuesday
8:00AM 8 hours
Member Price: $85.00
Non-member Price: $115.00
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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.

December 19th
Sunday
9:30AM 5 hours 30 minutes
$0.00
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December 22nd
Wednesday
9:30AM 5 hours 30 minutes
$0.00
10

Owls of Oregon

There are 14 owl species found in Oregon. In this class, we'll cover the ones not found in the Portland-metro area.

December 13th
Monday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Feeding Birds

Feeding birds is a great way to enjoy a variety of species from the comfort of home. This class will show you how to feed effectively and safely.

December 7th
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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Owls of Portland

In part two of this series, Brodie will introduce you to the owls found in the Portland area and share tips about how to find and enjoy owls where you live.

December 6th
Monday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Jr. Birder

Join Tim Donner on Tuesday evenings to discover the birds right outside of your window and in your neighborhood! During a series of three weekly virtual lessons, students will learn how to identify the most common winter neighborhood birds, learn how to attract them to their yard, and create crafts to enhance learning! Share your observations with the group, ask questions and engage in different activities that will deepen your appreciation of the birds nearby!  

Session One: Tuesdays - November 30, December 7, December 14  
Session Two: Tuesdays - January 11, 18, and 24

November 30th
Tuesday
4:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $50.00
Non-member Price: $65.00
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January 11th, 2022
Tuesday
4:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $50.00
Non-member Price: $65.00
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Audubon Birding Day: Newport

Join Stefan for a birding adventure along the Columbia River Gorge. We will look for loons, grebes, sea ducks and other odd birds. It is the time of year when unusual birds show up along the river. We will be back in Portland around 6 p.m.

October 23rd
Saturday
6:30AM 12 hours
Member Price: $85.00
Non-member Price: $115.00
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Understanding Owls

Secretive, cryptic, and mysterious. Owls have a mystique like no other birds. In this introduction, we’ll explore the biology, evolution, and adaptations of these fascinating creatures to learn why they’re so unique.

November 29th
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.

November 28th
Sunday
8:00AM 3 hours
Member Price: $45.00
Non-member Price: $65.00
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November and Winter Break Camp

November 22nd
Monday
8:45AM 6 hours 30 minutes
Member Price: $95.00
Non-member Price: $110.00
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November 23rd
Tuesday
8:45AM 6 hours 30 minutes
Member Price: $95.00
Non-member Price: $110.00
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December 20th
Monday
8:45AM 6 hours 30 minutes
Member Price: $95.00
Non-member Price: $110.00
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December 21st
Tuesday
8:45AM 6 hours 30 minutes
Member Price: $95.00
Non-member Price: $110.00
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Sparrows in Winter

Oregon hosts a great variety of sparrows in the winter. This class will show you what to look for to tell all those little brown birds apart.

November 18th
Thursday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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Rio Grande Valley: The Tropical Birds of Texas

Travel to the famed Lower Rio Grande Valley, home to some of the most intriguing birds in the United States. We’ll enjoy Green Jay, Altamira and Audubon Orioles, Plain Chachalacas, and hope for some of the thrilling rarities that make this area so unique. Along the way we’ll learn about the ecological and humanitarian challenges along the border and in the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge system.

November 16th
Tuesday
to 21st
Sunday
8:00AM 6 days
Member Price: $1,795.00
Non-Member Price: $2,395.00
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Field Trip: Advanced Waterfowl Identification at Sauvie Island

Sauvie Island in winter is a waterfowl lover’s paradise. Step up your waterfowl identification with a visit to the largest wintering ground for ducks, geese, and swans in the Portland area.

November 11th
Thursday
8:30AM 3 hours 30 minutes
Member Price: $45.00
Non-member Price: $65.00
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Advanced Waterfowl Identification

There are some pretty serious identification challenges for the waterfowl enthusiast. Here we’ll look at lookalikes as well as some less common waterfowl you may see this winter.

November 10th
Wednesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Field Trip: Beginning Waterfowl Identification at Whitaker

Learn the basics of telling our many ducks and geese apart with a trip to Whitaker Ponds, a local classic for wintering waterfowl.

November 9th
Tuesday
9:00AM 2 hours
Member Price: $45.00
Non-member Price: $65.00
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Pacific Northwest Trip: The Olympic Peninsula

Join us as we explore the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of rarities, loons, alcids (murres, guillemots, auklets, puffins, and murrelets), and spectacular views.

November 4th
Thursday
to 7th
Sunday
7:00AM 3 days
Member Price: $595.00
Non-member Price: $795.00
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Beginning Waterfowl Identification

From geese to ducks and swans and beyond, there's a lot of birds swimming in our waters! This identification class gives you the tools you need to identify them with confidence.

November 3rd
Wednesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Audubon Birding Day: Gulls in Winter

Join us on a trip to the northern coast to study the year's biggest variety of gull species. Side-by-side comparisons will help you solidify your gulling skills.

October 30th
Saturday
9:00AM 6 hours 30 minutes
Member Price: $85.00
Non-member Price: $115.00
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Understanding Waterfowl

Ducks and geese are among the most recognizable of our birds and are a great entry point into birding, but the definition of waterfowl can seem fuzzy, and some of their adaptations can make them difficult to understand. In this introduction, we’ll cover the basics of waterfowl evolution, taxonomy, and behavior, so that you can enjoy and appreciate these birds out in the field.

October 27th
Wednesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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Gulls in Winter

This class will show you what to look for when identifying an unknown gull. We will look at shape, behavior, and the various plumages gulls go through before they reach adulthood.

October 26th
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $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, 2022
Saturday
11 days
Member Price: $5,495.00
Non-member Price: $5,795.00
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