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PNW Trip: Okanogan

Escape the lingering pandemic and join Okanogan birding expert Stefan Schlick on this unique tour to the Okanogan. Stefan has done countless trips to the area and knows all the right spots. With its diverse habitats, it is the area in Washington State with the highest number of breeding bird species. The scenery is fabulous, even after last year’s wildfires. Boreal forest, pinelands, riparian, lush meadows, lakes and rivers, sagebrush steppe, the Okanogan has got it all! You will never forget this trip!

June 14th
Monday
to 20th
Sunday
6:00AM 7 days
Member Price: $800.00
Non-member Price: $1,050.00
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Birding Oregon Hotspots: Cannon Beach/Seaside Area

Best known as tourist destinations, the towns of Cannon Beach and Seaside have some excellent birding sites. This class uses photos and satellite images to introduce you to the best birding sites in the area. We will highlight the bird species that you can expect at each site, provide directions to help you get there, and recommend the best times of year to visit.

July 20th
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $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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Kenya

Join Portland Audubon on the wildlife trip of a lifetime! Kenya is renowned for its remarkable diversity of landscapes, animals, and cultures. Kenya boasts over 1100 species of birds, all of Africa’s “Big 5” mammals, large herds of grazing herbivores, plus fascinating history, friendly people, and delicious food. We’ll explore a wide variety of habitats, including savanna, wetlands, semi-arid scrubland, desert Lava, highland forest, montane grasslands, and rare equatorial forest. Our trip coincides with the migration of many birds to and from Asia and Europe, and many resident species will be sporting fancy breeding plumage, so we are likely to experience an unparalleled array of avifauna. Please select whether you are a member or non-member. You will then be given the option to pay only the deposit now, or the entire cost of the trip.

October 14th
Thursday
to 29th
Friday
16 days
Member Price: $6,995.00
Non-member Price: $7,695.00
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PNW Trip: Steens & Alvord Desert

Steens Mountain is one of Oregon’s most spectacular natural areas and it is beautiful in the fall. Rising to almost ten thousand feet high in the southeast corner of the state it presides over alkali desert, oceans of sagebrush and the wildlife-rich marshlands of the Malheur Basin. From our base in historic Frenchglen we’ll spend three full days enjoying the birds and mammals of this diverse landscape.

September 29th
Wednesday
to October 3rd
Sunday
5 days
Member Price: $1,195.00
Non-Member Price: $1,395.00
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PNW Ecotour: Ice Age Floods

Travel the path of the great Ice Age Floods from Missoula to Portland on this popular geology, birding, and wildlife tour. Our journey begins in western Montana, where a great lake once covered 3,000 square miles of land, before bursting through a massive ice dam and carving many of the geologic wonders we marvel at today. From the giant ripples of Camas Prairie to the astonishing channeled scablands of eastern Washington, the dizzying Grand Coulee and the awesome Columbia River Gorge, this tour keeps you in the flow throughout.

September 12th
Sunday
to 18th
Saturday
7 days
Member Price: $1,895.00
Non-Member Price: $2,095.00
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Pacific Northwest Trip: Grays Harbor Shorebirds

Early September is the perfect time to enjoy shorebird migration. Join Portland Audubon and explore the West Coast birding hotspot of Grays Harbor! From Marbled Godwit flocks in Westport to Sooty Shearwater on the horizon, this trip will excite any birdwatcher and ocean lover

September 10th
Friday
to 12th
Sunday
6:30AM 3 days
Member Price: $595.00
Non-member Price: $745.00
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Shorebirds & Boreal Birds of British Columbia

Join British Columbia expert, Stefan Schlick, on this unusual late summer trip that includes habitats as opposite as coast and mountains. Birds are no longer singing, but migration of shorebirds and passerines is already in full swing. At Boundary Bay, migration of shorebirds will be in full swing. Red Knot, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Stilt Sandpiper are all possible. At ManningProvincial Park we will look for Boreal Chickadee, Three-toed Woodpecker, Pine Grosbeak, and Spruce  
Grouse. On top of fantastic migration birding, we will spend time in the picturesque Vancouver, BC.

August 17th
Tuesday
to 23rd
Monday
7 days
Member Price: $1,695.00
Non-member Price: $2,295.00
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Audubon Birding Day: Autumn Shorebird Migration

This van trip will explore sites along the northern Oregon Coast in search of shorebirds. Please email Erin Law, elaw@audubonportland.org with your proof of vaccination.

August 14th
Saturday
7:00AM 10 hours
Member Price: $85.00
Non-member Price: $115.00
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Autumn Shorebird Migration

This series describes the many shorebird species that migrate through Oregon in the late summer and autumn.

August 3rd
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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August 10th
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member: $20.00
Non-member: $30.00
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The New School of Birding, Module 3.

Module 3 will focus on the Wonders of Migration. We’ll delve into the mysteries of how birds stay on course, how scientists measure migration, systems of feather molt, the amazing journeys of long-distance migrants, and much more. As in all New School of Birding programs, these ornithology lessons will be combined with instruction and practice of our field craft.

July 21st
Wednesday
6:00PM 1 hour 30 minutes
Member Price: $450.00
Non-member Price: $600.00
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Field Trip: Swallows of Sauvie Island

Join Brodie on a drive yourself field trip to Sauvie Island to learn about swallows.

July 13th
Tuesday
8:00AM 3 hours 30 minutes
Member Price: $45.00
Non-member Price: $65.00
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Pacific Northwest Trip: Yakima

Yakima provides easy access to a variety of habitats as we search for avian highlights such as Long-billed Curlew, Burrowing Owl, Eastern Kingbird, Redhead, and Calliope Hummingbird. As we move through the region, we will also enjoy a lovely assortment of wildflowers, butterflies, and dragonflies.

June 17th
Thursday
to 20th
Sunday
10:30AM 4 days
Member Price: $600.00
Non-member Price: $800.00
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Swallows!

Celebrate summer with this exploration of our favorite aerial insectivores: Swallows!

July 12th
Monday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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Pacific Northwest Trip: Idaho’s Cassia Crossbill

See the American Birding Association’s newest species in the South Hills of Idaho! Because of the absence of red squirrels in Idaho’s South Hills, Cassia Crossbills are about 20 times more common than the Red Crossbill. We’ll take a compelling and exciting trip from Portland to Twin Falls, seeking summer specialties in various mountain and wetland habitats along the way. This is a van-based trip and complete vaccinations are required.

July 8th
Thursday
to 11th
Sunday
6:00PM 3 days
Member Price: $945.00
Non-member Price: $1,145.00
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Field Trip: Dragonflies at Koll Center Wetlands

Join Stefan at Koll Center Wetlands for a local dragonfly outing. We will be looking for darners, Flame, Eight- and Twelve-spotted Skimmer, Common Whitetail, Black Saddlebags, Cardinal Meadowhawk, forktails, and bluets. We will also be doing some netting, and you will be able to help with that. Learn how to hold a dragonfly safely and enjoy their beauty up close for a moment.

July 6th
Tuesday
10:00AM 3 hours
Member Price: $45.00
Non-member Price: $65.00
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Pacific Northwest Trip: Birds, Plants, and Bugs of Mt. Adams

This is the time to go to Mt. Adams! While bird song is winding down, there should still be lots of singers out and about. Butterflies and dragonflies will not be ignored on this trip! We will spend time in the fabulous marshes of Trout Lake to look for Veery, Gray Catbird, Yellow-breasted Chat, and warblers. Another special treat will be the dry forest and marshes of Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge where we will be looking for Eastern Kingbird, Grasshopper Sparrow, White-headed Woodpecker, and Gray Flycatcher.

July 2nd
Friday
to 4th
Sunday
6:30AM 3 days
Member Price: $275.00
Non-member Price: $375.00
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Summer Camp: 6th-8th Grade

June 28th
Monday
to July 2nd
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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July 12th
Monday
to 16th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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July 26th
Monday
to 30th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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August 9th
Monday
to 13th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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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.

June 22nd
Tuesday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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July 29th
Thursday
6:00PM 1 hour
Member Price: $20.00
Non-member Price: $30.00
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Summer Camp: 3rd-5th Grade

June 21st
Monday
to 25th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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June 28th
Monday
to July 2nd
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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July 5th
Monday
to 9th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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July 12th
Monday
to 16th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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July 19th
Monday
to 23rd
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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July 26th
Monday
to 30th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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August 2nd
Monday
to 6th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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August 9th
Monday
to 13th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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August 16th
Monday
to 20th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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August 23rd
Monday
to 27th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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Summer Camp: 1st and 2nd Grade

June 21st
Monday
to 25th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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June 28th
Monday
to July 2nd
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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July 5th
Monday
to 9th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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July 12th
Monday
to 16th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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July 19th
Monday
to 23rd
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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July 26th
Monday
to 30th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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August 2nd
Monday
to 6th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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August 9th
Monday
to 13th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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August 16th
Monday
to 20th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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August 23rd
Monday
to 27th
Friday
5 days
Member Price: $385.00
Non-member Price: $405.00
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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.

June 19th
Saturday
10:00AM 4 hours
Member Price: $55.00
Non-member Price: $75.00
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July 10th
Saturday
10:00AM 4 hours
Member Price: $55.00
Non-member Price: $75.00
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August 14th
Saturday
10:00AM 4 hours
Member Price: $55.00
Non-member Price: $75.00
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Field Trip: Beginning Birding at Tualatin River NWR

New to birding? Come spend time in the field with an experienced birder ready to help you identify birds by sight, sound, and behavior and improve your skills. Get to know each site’s birdlife in a relaxed educational setting. This field trip is intended for beginners. Join Laura Whittemore to learn about how to identify birds by sight and sound at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.

June 19th
Saturday
8:00AM 3 hours
Member Price: $45.00
Non-member Price: $65.00
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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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