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Nature Walks and Classes

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...

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...

Story Time at Beaverton Shop - Aug. 9th

Our 30-minute story time takes place from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9th in our Beaverton shop location only. Kids ages 2 -7 are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult who must remain in the shop for the story time period. Read below for more details .... Read more...

Story Time at West Linn Shop -  Aug. 10th

Our 30-minute story time takes place from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. on Wed. August 10th in our West Linn shop location only. Kids ages 2 -7 are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult who must remain in the shop for the story time period. Read below for more details .... 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...

Sauvie Island (Oak Island Trail) - September 24

Stroll the Oak Island trail on a free expert-guided walk with naturalist Elaine Murphy. Situated between Sturgeon and Steelman Lakes on Sauvie Island, this grassy peninsula and its towering oaks offer stellar birding opportunities. This time we'll watch for Sandhill Cranes, and can also expect to see grassland, upland, and riparian species. Read more...

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