Float and Bird the Columbia River Slough
July 14 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Join Mark Fitzsimons and bring your canoe or kayak for this adventure! Get unique close-up views and new perspectives of birds and other wildlife found in varied riparian and wetland habitats. Learn about familiar waterfowl, shorebirds, waders, and other water-loving and riparian birds from their point of view! We first travel by water into a stretch of the Columbia Slough east of 166th Ave., then walk a path to a small pond, and finish with some scoping of a nearby wetland.
Plan to meet at the 16550 NE Airport Way Columbia Slough Trailhead. The entrance is located across from 166th Avenue, on the south side of Airport Way behind the Portland Water Bureau’s pumping station. We’ll help each other unload boats and gear, then depart upstream and bird as we float and paddle.
Participants must bring their own boat, paddling gear, and PFD (personal flotation device)
Participants must be able to enter and exit a canoe or kayak from a floating dock or shore and help paddle with a partner or paddle unassisted during the trip.
Limited to 12 participants.
Contact the Portland Shop to register, (503) 445-2699.