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Nature Walks and Classes

How to use this Bird Walk and Class Calendar

Click on "Classes" (righthand side of this web page) to see a list of only classes, not bird walks or children's activities. Click on For Kids (righthand side of this web page) to see the walks or classes designed especially with youngsters in mind. Click on Walks to see only the bird walks we have scheduled. Read more...

Native Plan Sale:  Audubon Society of Portland April 11

Celebrate Oregon spring at Portland's premier native plant sale. Find the perfect plants for beauty and for wildlife. Experts are available to help you choose among over 100 species of wildflowers, shrubs, and trees to enhance your yard, woodland, or stream bank. The birds and butterflies will thank you! Read more...

Oaks Bottom Bird Walk -  April 25

Portland is known as a livable city but did you know fish and wildlife find it livable too thanks to places like Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Join expert naturalist Elaine Murphy as she takes you on a free bird walk through Portland’s own urban wildlife refuge. This free nature walk is hosted by the West Linn location of Backyard Bird Shop. Read more...

Animal Camouflage Kid’s Walk at Mary S. Young Park - April 26

Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon. Recommended for ages 5 - 11, younger siblings are welcome. Children must be registered with, and accompanied by, an adult. Child educator and naturalist Elaine Murphy introduces kids to the plants and animals that live in the Pacific Northwest. Take a close look at the forest life you discover using bug boxes, magnifiers, a field microscope, and a bird spotting scope. See natural artifacts like skulls, and animal evidence like pellets and chews. Dress for the weather! Read more...

Cooper Mountain Bird Walk - May 31

This free guided bird walk is sponsored by the Beaverton location of Backyard Bird Shop. Cooper Mountain Nature Park in Beaverton offers visitors 3½ miles of trails (with varying levels of difficulty) that traverse the park and pass through each of its distinct habitats - from conifer forest to prairie to oak woodlands. Views of the Chehalem Mountains, a close-up look at Oregon white oaks and a small prairie that has sat relatively undisturbed for hundreds of years. Read more...

Champoeg State Heritage Area Bird Walk - June 6

Stroll along the Willamette River in stands of oak and Oregon ash on this free expert-guided bird walk. Naturalist Elaine Murphy leads you through the woods and meadows of Champoeg State Heritage Area, home of Oregon’s first provincial government and now, hundreds of species of birds including Western Bluebirds. This walk is hosted by the Lower Boones Ferry Backyard Bird Shop. It's a free bird walk, and parking is free this day, also! Read more...

Killin Wetlands, Pacific University Bird Walk - June 14

Seek elusive marsh birds and Acorn Woodpeckers on this free expert-guided bird walk with Elaine Murphy to Killin Wetlands and Pacific University. Read more...

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