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How to use this Bird Walk and Class Calendar

Scroll the complete list of walks, classes and other events or fine tune your search like this: Click on the "Classes" category (righthand side of this web page) to see a list of only classes, not bird walks or children's activities. Click on the category 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...

We’ll Match Your Donation to Audubon in May!

May is Birdathon month, and Backyard Bird Shop will match your donation! Read more...

Lacamas Lake Regional Park Bird Walk, May 14

Join expert naturalist, Elaine Murphy, for a free guided walk in Clark County’s Lacamas Lake Regional Park. This 312-acre natural area is home to over 85 species of birds including songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors. The six-mile trail network inside the park passes through dense forests, near waterfalls, and open water so bird watching hot spots abound. Read more...

Cooper Mountain Bird Walk, May 22

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 4

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...

Milo McIver State Park Bird Walk, June 12

Our free expert-guided bird walks are a great way to see and learn to recognize our local birds! Be introduced to Milo McIver State Park as you walk its paths and look and listen for native birds! Read more...

Killin Wetlands, Pacific University Bird Walk, June 18

Seek elusive marsh birds and Acorn Woodpeckers on this free expert-guided bird walk with Elaine Murphy to Killin Wetlands and Pacific University. This walk offered by the Beaverton Backyard Bird Shop features one of the largest remaining peat wetlands in the Willamette Valley. Read more...

Sandy River Delta Bird Walk -  July 9

Discover the Sandy River Delta, part of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, on a free expert-guided bird walk hosted by our N.E. Fremont location of Backyard Bird Shop. Naturalist Elaine Murphy guides you through this multi-use natural area located at the confluence of the Columbia and Sandy Rivers Read more...

Family Bat Outing - July 10

Join us Sunday evening from 7:30- 9:30 pm, to explore the fascinating world of bats! First we'll meet at our Beaverton shop for a 45 minute class and slide show, then we'll carpool to a local site to seek live bats in action. We'll also listen to their echolocation calls using a bat detector. Children must be registered with, and accompanied by, an adult. Fee: $5 Limited enrollment – register early! To pre-register, contact our Beaverton Store at 503-626-0949 Read more...

Mary S. Young State Park Bird Walk - July 17

Join naturalist and educator Elaine Murphy for a guided walk around Mary S. Young Park on the bank of the Willamette River in West Linn. Backyard Bird Shop's free expert-guided bird walks are a great way to learn to recognize our local birds! Read more...

Lewisville Park Bird Walk - July 30

Encounter old-growth Douglas firs and search for kingfishers and American Dippers along the banks of the Lewis River at Clark County’s oldest park. Expert birder and naturalist, Elaine Murphy, leads you through 154-acre Lewisville Park sharing her knowledge of the area’s wildlife and their habits. Read more...

Kelley Point Park Bird Walk - August 13

Two major rivers, the Columbia and Willamette, meet at Kelley Point Park and that makes it an ideal place for you to meet the some of Portland’s wildlife. Expert naturalist Elaine Murphy guides you as you explore this historic area once explored by Lewis and Clark. Read more...

Oaks Bottom Bird Walk - August 20

Portland is known as a livable city but 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 Lake Oswego (Lower Boones Ferry Rd. area) location of Backyard Bird Shop. Read more...

Fernhill Wetlands Bird Walk - August 27

Join naturalist and educator Elaine Murphy for a free educational bird walk around Fernhill Wetlands! This local treasure has undergone a large-scale wetland restoration project to enhance wildlife habitat. Waterfowl populations are daily in the thousands from November through March. Spring through fall, see many birds including up to 17 species of shorebirds. Read more...

Greenway Trail Bird Walk - September 17

This expert-guided bird walk along Vancouver's Greenway Trail is a great way to learn how to recognize our local birds and learn a bit about their habits. This free guided bird walk is hosted by the Vancouver Backyard Bird Shop. Read more...

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